Reflection Symmetry

Reflection Symmetry

There is something about symmetry that tickles the brain, literally.

"I would claim that symmetry represents order, and we crave order in this strange universe we find ourselves in," writes physicist Alan Lightman in "The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew."

"The search for symmetry, and the emotional pleasure we derive when we find it, must help us make sense of the world around us, just as we find satisfaction in the repetition of the seasons and the reliability of friendships. Symmetry is also economy. Symmetry is simplicity. Symmetry is elegance."


More Reflection Symmetry

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I had a wee struggle to crop this photo to maintain the intended purpose and honestly if I stare long enough, I find myself needing to cock my head. 😀


Seagull Boredom

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I snuck up on this seagull or so I thought. As soon as I framed the scene, I was gifted with this yawn.

I opted to not erase the background bird as if you are viewing this on a BIG screen, it kind of looks like the gull is about to catch a mosquito.


Stacked Rocks

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The act of stacking rocks has become so popular I read there is a counter-movement to curtail the practice as, according to this article in New Yorker magazine, "The movement of so many stones can cause erosion, damage animal ecosystems, disrupt river flow, and confuse hikers, who depend on sanctioned cairns for navigation in places without clear trails."

I've hiked several extended hikes and seeing those cairns appear when you weren't sure of the path, was a blessing. So, I'm for the "guiding path" rock stacking but I do agree if done for meditative effects, maybe your own rock garden is in order.

"There ain't no reason things are this way It's how they've always been and they intend to stay I can't explain why we live this way We do it every day" - Ain't No Reason, Brett Dennen


West Quoddy Head Lightstation

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According to Wikipedia, "West Quoddy Head, in Quoddy Head State Park, Lubec, Maine, is the easternmost point of the contiguous United States. Since 1808, there has been a lighthouse there to guide ships through the Quoddy Narrows. The current one, with distinctive red-and-white stripes, was built in 1858, and is an active aid to navigation."

I joined a small group for a tour to the top where one can experience a bit of claustrophobia. :D




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