“Listening with your eyes…”
- Peter West Nutting, Quaker Photographer
“Listening with your eyes...hearing with your heart…”
- Dawn Kincade, Multisensory Photography
“Listen with the eye – wherever the eye falls is the face of creation.”
- Sufi Saying
“Listening to someone is an extraordinary gift.”
- Kio Stark, author of When Strangers Meet:
How People You Don’t Know Can Transform You
The past week has brought an extraordinary parade of colour into my life. Wherever my eyes roamed, they were rewarded with rich, joyous, extravagant colour. What a gift! The Quaker photographer, Peter West Nutting, refers to appreciating this kind of visual magic as "listening with your eyes."
As a way of giving thanks for these colourful blessings, I’m posting these images, all recorded in the last seven days. Enjoy!
Hood ornament on a 1930s Buick, Victoria Avenue, Belleville
Bicycle helmet, Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre
Pocked front of a VIA engine, Belleville
Detail of Bill's glorious quilting
Food racks at Belleville's 200-year-old Farmers' Market
Unlikely treasures at the Hay Bay Church (1792)
Hollyhocks outside Hay Bay Church
Mailbox near Hay Bay
Fabulous fence ropes near Hay Bay
Happy flowers near Hay Bay
Hmmm - on a tree near Napanee. A mystery.
Freight car graffiti, Belleville
More freight car graffiti, Belleville
Bill's Middle Eastern vegetables, awaiting the turkey.
Steps on a CN engine, Belleville
Amazing sky and hydro wires, Belleville
So green - plants outside the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre
Glorious orange in a planter outside the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre
Beauty in our kitchen.