The Water Garden


TheWaterGarden3The steady persuasion of spring where the trees meet overhead and the water divides below. You can sit in the freckled sun here, beside the water garden, and the birds will taunt you, posing only for a second before flitting off and then returning to a new perch. There are no other voices.

From the series Surface, Submerge.
ยฉ Karen McRae, 2013

60 thoughts on “The Water Garden

    1. Yes, it’s really warmed up here after our slow spring. Things are growing and buds are swelling…
      A fountain still makes that soothing water sound! Thank you, Judy.

  1. As the mud breathes, life is airing. Again. A love declaration for earth and life! To me, it is the scent of home. Homesickness… The energetic mix of colours, and the variation in texture is not just amazingly beautiful, but also, it is a true reflexion of Spring.
    Hem. Concerning the voices; I guess they quietly watched you, as you did them? Or perhaps you were unaware of them… but I guess not ; ) Fabulous work Karen!

  2. As a colorist myself I find these images to be exquisit; I love the colors and the ambiguity of the subjects. I agree with the comment that they have a Monet quality too.

  3. Spring was always a special time for me when I lived in the northerm hemisphere. It’s interesting how it has lost some of it’s significance now I’ve moved to the other side of the world. The seasons have a different character.

  4. I’ve always loved Monet and this is who I thought of as I saw your images. The words, however, changed all that. Your stamp is all over them Karen ๐Ÿ™‚ Really lovely, and I feel the spring.

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