rhythm section returns

February 08, 2021  •  10 Comments

Even if it is interrupted or takes on subtle or huge differences, the rhythm of life goes on for humans and other animals alike.    This week holds one event that will, undoubtedly, not hold much love, and another next Sunday that traditionally does.  But nature continues its rhythms, dictated by the length of the days, which in the northern hemisphere, are becoming noticeably longer. The magpies (urracas en Español) are hanging out with the ravens and crows, together making a consistent and comforting ruckus.  The rufous sided towhees have returned, along with the goldfinches, and they are all making their presence known.  It is a lovely symphony. So as with last week's blog, I turn to rhythm as a theme.  From architecture to nature, it is in our and the earth's DNA.

Echinacea flower


Window detail of the Seattle Public Library



Rug # 54 by Fred Black.  

One of his earliest rugs made completely using tapestry, in other words, ball upon ball of wool on top of the loom being woven by hand under and over the warp.  It was definitely one of a kind. Fred made it for our hapkido grand master in South Korea.



Expanded metal from the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad yards near Chama, New Mexico


Grape vines and mesh at the Eberle Vineyards in Paso Robles, California


Wall and balcony details, Hotel Albuquerque


Thanks to M. Fred, Donna C., Steve, Jean and Sam, Wayne, Ingrid, and Robert commenting this week, regardless of altered life rhythms.  

until next Monday,


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Dianne James(non-registered)
Daryl, you have such an eye for wonderful patterns and how to capture them and make them captivating! Great art for any wall! Thank you for sharing the beauty.
Diane DiRoberto(non-registered)
Love the combined imagery. Fred's #54 is wonderful. Just below it, your image Daryl would make an interesting pattern for a rug...just saying...but realizing it's very modern.
Steve Immel(non-registered)
Great set! Boy, you got the rhythms and patterns flowing this week, Daryl. Along with the obvious rhythms of the echinacea and Fred's rug you drilled down to patterns less obvious; windows, balconies and rows of grape vines at Eberle in Paso Robles. It is a "lovely symphony."

I'll have a fruit bomb Eberle Zinfandel with my symphony, please.
Wayne Gesterfield(non-registered)
And Fred's # 54 is really great.
Wayne Gesterfield(non-registered)
So very nice.

I love these kinds of pattern pics.

While living in NYC for 25 years I sure took a lot of pics of Manhattan building patterns like yours.
Such fun.
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