We're blessed in this area to benefit from the beautiful art of the Jamestown S'klallam Tribe. People heading into Sequim on Highway 101 marvel at the amazing totems that adorn the tribe's main complex. These colorful poles tell the tale of legends long past, but I'm always drawn to the individual faces, which seem to be staring into the past with all-knowing gazes.
Monday, November 17, 2014
It's getting chilly here in Sequim. Not nearly as cold as Alaska usually is (though not this year), but cold enough that we're forced to turn on our new propane fireplace. I wasn't so sure about giving up the woodstove, but this new unit is clean and when I want some heat, I simply throw a switch. I like that! Not one to miss an opportunity, my camera-toting husband spent an evening this week lying on his stomach, gazing though his lens, and snapping away. The result is something both beautiful and interesting. I like the blue glass on the bottom of the fireplace, since it adds an unusual quality to the flame.
While wandering around Sequim, my husband has come across some of the most interesting forms. This one, for example, is a simple park bench, but with an artist's eye, he was able to make it into an artistic shot which leads the eye and the brain to wonder what in the world he was looking at.
In our home, he found one of my favorite collectibles - a glass paperweight. This one is in the shape of a crashing wave, but this close up made me wonder how his mind works. Art and beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder.
The lesson in all this is that we often overlook the obvious in our daily journey. We're so busy scanning the big picture that we fail to take the time to see what's right in front of us. My husband is learning that lesson well.