Playing with Balance

I am always playing. Something I have always enjoyed playing with is balancing sticks and things. This is me with a stick balanced on a stone, which is sitting on a flat stone, which is sitting on my head.

When I am out hiking amongst the beautiful sculptural dead juniper trees there is often an opportunity to play with balance. And I like that it won’t last. The stick will fall eventually so I will not spoil another’s walk in solitude among the juniper and pinyon.

It is rather thrilling to combine my bird sculpture with stone and wood and balance.

The joy of balance is everywhere. Sitting by a stream, playing with a stick on a stick.

I walk, I daydream, I admire, I collect sticks and stones

I take many walks out in the wilds away from people with my husband, John. It is so peaceful out here in the high desert. I always come back home feeling revitalized. There is always something wonderful to see. A dead branch against the blue sky, a twisty bit of branch on the ground with a flower emerging through it, a roadrunner disappearing into the sagebrush, a lizard skittering for cover. And the smells! A favorite is sagebrush after a rain. And of course the gentle quiet.