Even though I live in the city, I attempted to transform my small backyard into a space filled with plants and a pond...it's my moment of zen! (believe me, after doing all the digging for the pond, I needed that moment!). I went out today with a camera and book. The first photo would be called, "Imitation" (I think Buddha has the right idea while the robin is still a bit too uptight) and the second would be "Merging" where flow and reflection create that gentle mood.
I also just bought David duChemin's newest book entitled, "Within The Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision." I was mesmerized by his photography in capturing the vibrancy, texture and character of many cultures. As Joe McNally states in the Foreword, "it is like a great photograph, once you view it and let it filter into your eyes, your head and your heart, you will never be the same."