FRESH STARTS

The Dike in Bloom

The Dike in Bloom. Photograph © Jane Alynn.

Xīnnián hǎo! Monday, February 8 was the start of the 2016 Chinese New Year. It is the year of the Fire Monkey. I read somewhere that the Year of the Fire Monkey is a great year for fresh starts.

This photograph reminds me of the treasure of standing still, in the quiet cool of a spring morning, on the dike that rises along Skagit Bay, breathing in the salt marsh exposed by low tide.

Though it is a familiar landscape, at that moment I felt surprised, open, and inspired. Even my step had a spring to it.

But then, in seeing and photographing, isn’t every moment a beginning?

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