In the course of gathering raw materials or while simply during the course of other affairs, Primitive Technologists tend to see more than others. This topic is intended as a repository of unique, special and beautiful images which strike us as significant. Any and all are welcome to contribute as many random phenomena as they experience and happen to document by simply capturing an image. It can be anything - the pattern of bark on a tree, a cloud formation, the swirling currents of a river flowing around obstacles; or as the seasons evolve, a bee on a wildflower or a damselfly lighting on a twig. Captions, descriptions, or not, for pictures most often speak quite eloquently for themselves. This is largely about our great pleasure in the awareness of the grand beauty which surrounds our lives and punctuates our efforts... the very genesis of Art being our own perceptions of beauty and it's impact. I'll begin.
The early freeze of a tiny woodland stream this Winter capturing recently fallen leaves of Beech, Oaks and others -
...the pioneering ridges of crystallizing ice which allow micro-thin panes of solid water to create a mosaic sheet over the accumulating debris of so many trees, some leaves crossed through their three worlds as they curl up from water through ice into air. The multi-dimensional grades of presentation, contrasting forms and earthy tints, steadily darkening dissolution as layers of leaves descend beyond visibility.
A double-registered track of Brother Coyote in a fresh snowfall -
...hind foot print upon the preceding forefoot print with a casual scrape of snow leading in. The sheer elegance in the simplicity of so perfectly evolved a form, the relaxed yet determined presentation of the forward-facing toe pads confirmed by the alignment of their nailprints.
Just past daybreak the sun begins to float free of the ridge and filters through the trees to illuminate the granular texture of the pond's surface, highlighting enigmatic patterns frozen within its constitution-
...brightly delineated circular forms contrasted with dark stars rising from deeper water.