29 March 2011

Two For Tuesday - Peter Lik

I love Tuesdays, this is the day of the week where I like to share a gift of art with you and to play a game.
With great originality (hmhm) I've titled this activity 'Two For Tuesday'.

Welcome new 'Gifters', & hello to those of you who are just popping in for a peek.  
You might like to have a look at the art which has been showcased on previous Tuesdays, this can be found in the 'Art To Enjoy' section on my sidebar.

Now for the game, this is how we play - I present you with two pieces of art, then in thirty words or less you share a thought about how they relate to each other or to your own life.  Have fun!

I have chosen this week's images in celebration of the changing seasons. This weekend was the first time that we actually felt a cool chill in the air and I knew that finally autumn was trying to do her thing.
The trees in my pocket of the earth are a bit different to my Northern Hemisphere Gifters in that they are putting on a show of blossoms at the moment rather than changing their colours. 
Autumn leaves and a definition of the seasons are things that I truly miss.
So you can imagine my delight when Shelley told me about the amazing photography of Peter Lik, an Aussie bloke who has taken the world by storm with his startling images. 

There is a wonderful painterly quality to Peter's photos and if you ever get to see one in real life they literally pulse with energy.  I'm fortunate to have one of his galleries in my main street but the rest are in the USA.  
If you would like to see more (and I have an inkling that you will) Peter not only has a website but a blog too.

For my reflection today I'm borrowing from John Keats and the opening lines of his poem "To Autumn".

SEASON of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
        Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
    Conspiring with him how to load and bless
        With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run.

Wherever you are in this great big wonderful world, I hope that you enjoy some colour whether it be autumnal or fresh for srping.  Enjoy playing along with our game and taking in the incredible images on Peter's website.


  1. These are exquisite. Those red leaves are just utterly beautiful. I love this time of year in Australia - it's like we are getting ready to batten down the hatches for the cold ahead. x

  2. These are stunning and the colours in them are actually perfect for Australia.

  3. Just love stopping by your blog!

  4. Wow, that autumn tree is amazing!

  5. Besides finding glorious ruby coloured trees down under; do Hobbit's care for these painted wonders?


  6. Hmm have been thinking about this one for most of the day. How do they relate to me? The first one represents being in control and the second one all a big jumbled. So on the outside everyone thinks I have it together but sometimes on the inside I get a bit jumbled / out of control and then settle back down. Charmaine

  7. Perfect choice of images Felicity. I'm very lucky to have The Tree Of Life hanging in my hallway. Every day I marvel at its colour and beauty. To me it represents every intricate detail of our life, each path, each branch, each journey. Shelley xx

  8. love keats!

    i have to keep scrolling up and down and up and down just to get another look at these gorgeous delights - talk about inspiring the senses!

    the first one is just pulsing with electricity, it is like the image has captured the energy of nature, the root of where everything comes from!

    the second image has energy too - but it is much calmer and is not pulsating

    lots of fun as always!

    Gill xo

  9. That first image is so divine! I can feel the cool of autumn (I think it's the way you can almost see mist in the background) - just lovely...thank you for sharing

  10. Just sublime, Felicity. You treasure for introducing us to yet another stunning talent. The first is wildly vibrant and bursting with energy. *So* not my thing! The second is infinitely calmer and has a fluidity which evokes serenity in me. J x

  11. Wow - that red canopy of the tree looks like a big sun watching over the green earth below it. And that second photo? It literally took my breath away! My heart kind of stopped a beat. I felt like I was drowning but in something welcoming, warm.....that is one incredible shot. xx

  12. Wow, these pictures are amazing. The colors sparkle into my living room, Fizz. That's what I love about Fall most, the changing of the leaves.
    I did enjoy lots of color today, Celeste, my 5 year old daughter, made a lovely drawing with many vibrant colors. The first soft pink blossoms popped and I got my Summer cushions out again, they are mostly aqua and all shades of pink.

    Have a wonderful midweek, sweet friend. My Tuesday is coming to an end. The sun has been out today and she will be until the weekend.
    Hugs to you xoxoxoxo

  13. It certainly has had a feeling of Autumn these last few days. I am pleased for it - darker mornings, cooler days..and nights(and therefore better sleep)..

    Images above are beautiful.

  14. Hey everybody, great to see you all playing along with TFT this week.
    To summarise your thoughts here's a few snippets from your comments:

    exquisite utterly beautiful stunning perfect amazing gorgeous

    glorious painted wonders controlled & jumbled perfect choice

    marvel colour & beauty intricate detail delights energy of nature

    pulsing with electricity pulsating divine sublime wildly vibrant

    bursting with energy calm fluidity evoking serenity colours sparkle

    took my breath away - Well Peter if you ever get to read this, I don't think you could want for more effusive responses than that!

  15. Oh lala!!for me:)
    I never get tired of that image tree, kind of mystic :)


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