Art Roundup, week of March 26th

As I conclude the collection of photos from my scuba trip, I searched through my collected proof of others. After a brief examination of photos, I’d settled on my jaunt to Niagara Falls. Thankfully, after the trip, I was quick to organize them so I could focus on each segment of the trip. Up first, I’ll be highlighting the campground we used while we were exploring the falls. If you see any images here that aren’t available on Natural Desygns or SM Desygns reach out to me through the Etsy store, and I’ll add the image to the correct store. In the meantime, click any of the images to head over to DeviantArt to get a better look.

Sailor's Delight

Whenever the sun crosses the horizon, there is the potential for something special. The beams of light twist through the atmosphere, and you’re treated to a wondrous array of colors. In this example, I was standing on the sailboat’s deck as I witnessed the end of the sun’s journey. May this blending of radiant colors soothe your racing mind and give you a moment’s peace.

Back in August 2019, I dusted off my Nikon D300 and packed it away for my trip to Niagara Falls. After a long drive, my daughter and I joined my fiancé and her family at the Branches of Niagara Campground. Once we got settled, I meandered around the resort, taking in its beauty, including the pond at its center.

As I emerged from the camping section of the resort, the cabins positioned at the pond’s shore provided a wonderful highlight to the clear waters. However, when I came to a stop on the gentle slope of a hill, with the trees on the far side of the water, I couldn’t help but to capture the sight.

Whenever I pull this sight up, I’m whisked back to this summer’s day and the tranquility it provided.

Tranquil Waters

Chair by the Water

Upon my initial exploration of the Branches of Niagara Campground, I discovered something that would provide me with years of relaxation. Despite the simplicity of a chair positioned under a tree’s canopy, the view from that chair was magical. Not only did the shadows provide me with comfort on a warm August day, but the position on the pond’s shore provided me with a stunning view of the forest enclosing the resort. While the Falls were the highlight of the trip, this slice of serenity was a close second.

Simple stones can provide endless relief. If they weren’t, Zen Rock Gardens wouldn’t have wriggled their way into the world’s landscape. While I’m not fully aware of all the symbolism of rocks in those gardens, that doesn’t mean I cannot appreciate their beauty. While the stones in the above image aren’t positioned on a patch of pebbles or sand, they are in a sea of tall grass peppered with white blossoms. Every time I stare into this composition, the sight erodes the mounting stress coursing and building up throughout my body.

Zen Rocks