If you lie down on this quiet lake ~ put your ear to the cool surface ~ and look to the shore, this is what you would find. These ancient totems perpetually drawn and re-drawn by rock, wind and wave.
These creatures that are both there and not there. Embodied by both solid and liquid.
They are like the spirits of the land, I think. Reminding me of the people who first paddled these lakes, first walked this land, and lived in balance with the earth.
[All these images are (rotated) reflections on water, made during a canoe trip to
Killarney Provincial Park in Ontario.]
© Karen McRae, 2013