Sketchbook notes from the drifting spaces

2012 – The Year of the Dragon



‘When a dragon howls in its hidden cave,
The entire universe becomes quiet;
When a tiger roars on a cliff’s edge,
A cold valley becomes warm. Katsu!’

Master Dogen

Going by the lunar calendar we are entering the new year of the dragon, which in Japan are flying creatures of the sky rather than stuck underground, and so have a positive feeling about moving forward freely…

Spotted the fiendly dragon above in the entrance to Morrisons Supermarket of all places. Did some walking and photographing on the outskirts of Glasgow near Strathclyde park, there was a visually striking atmosphere around the Clyde with the high water levels and swirling currents with deepening silvers and warmer colours towards the end of the day. A meditative place to rest.

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