Stones Unturned


I came upon these stones along the tide line while walking the beach of Lake Huron. I was taken with the simple perfection of their arrangement, the variety of colors and shapes. While I like to collect stones from places I visit, I decided to leave these right where they were.
Leaving stones unturned goes against our grain. We are supposed to "leave NO stone unturned" in our quest to achieve whatever we have set our hearts and minds to do. Opportunities are presented to us and we use whatever means possible to grab it. People use friends and connections. They abuse power and the environment. We've all seen it happen, especially this past year.
But even on a normal day-to-day life we do the same thing. We think just because an opportunity is there that we are fools to not take it. We are fools to leave stones unturned. People don't understand us. But sometimes those opportunities throw us off our path. They wear us down. We lose the focus of what really matters in our life.
Leaving stones unturned doesn't ruin our life. We don't have to say yes to everything! We can look at those opportunities and just enjoy them for what and where they are. Stones Unturned.

12 comments:

Annie B said...

So beautiful. Rich. I kind of want to reach out and turn one over :)

Bette Norcross Wappner -- said...

Excellent print, Linda!! Enjoyed your commentary about unturned stones, too.

Debra James Percival said...

Beautiful Linda! Happy New Year.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Beautiful print, at least these stones are forever safe from being turned. Happy NEw YEaR!

AzureGrackle said...

Gorgeous!

Andrew Stone said...

Very beautiful. Realistic enough to be very effective but still with a nice ethereal woodcut element that makes it very special. I too want to pick up the dark stone to feel its weight.
How big is it?
How many blocks/colors?

jmc said...

Beautiful! And not only picture but words - I don't see how you can do both so well. I love the textures, and the choice of colors.

Jane

Terry Peart said...

Linda,
I really enjoyed your commentary. It is really something to ponder, and hopefully, I will remember your wise words in the future when an un-needed opportunity presents itself (as I am a notorious stone-turner). Your print is spectacular. I love the earthy richness of the colors.

Carole Baker said...

You captured these wet rocks so well. I can't resist picking up glistening wet rocks when I walk on the beach and bring them home where they sit in my windows so lack luster. Some stones should definitely be left unturned. I love this print.

Ellen Shipley said...

I love the color and texture of these stones.

MaRegina said...

wowww! awesome work!

MaRegina said...

wowww! awesome work!