The June flood in Southern Alberta has turned out to be the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada.
To continue with the Wabi-Sabi idea, here is another set of photos. Again, in the midst of ruins, weeks after the flood, I took in these sights…
Along the debris-filled, muddy shore of the river:
A sandpiper lightly skimmed over:
then took flight:
A butterfly playing in the sand:
another resting on the rocks:
Some creative souls had even left impromptu monuments:
A tribute to quiet beauty among torrents of destruction.
Wabi-sabi… beauty in ruins.
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All photos on this post taken by Arti of Ripple Effects,
August, 2013. Do not copy or reblog.
I had the chance to see the elusive Bohemian Waxwings converge in the past weeks. Now they are gone. From afar, they may evoke images from a Hitchcock movie:
But just a closer look would change your view… Avian Cirque du Soleil, acrobats of the sky:
Or… flight aesthetics, mesmerizing to behold:
I would have wanted a clear blue sky. But the grey offers a deeper fascination. These energetic Waxwings seem to defy the overcast dreariness, exuding a spirit and an aesthetics that colour cannot bring.
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All photos taken by Arti of Ripple Effects, 2013. All Rights Reserved.
I regret the obtrusive watermarks. I could well have positioned them down in a corner to enhance aesthetics. But practicality took over… hopefully they are deterrents of copying.