Jim Kelso

This journal is dedicated to the beauty, power and mystery of Numinous Nature, and is meant to encourage a renewed love-affair with the Wild as found in our forests, prairies, mountains, deserts and back-yards.

Unseen Hand Revisited

This is a restoration of an earlier post. The piece is titled Unseen Hand Of Water. My aim with this work was to evoke the mystery around a narrative that has already passed. I had begun the carving before the tragic events in Tohoku, Japan, March 2011, and I was certainly struck with how water...

Bejeweled Days Past

We are now in full-blown “twig” season(no leaves). It is always a difficult transition for me and I suspect many others, from psychedelic autumn to astringent winter. The added circadian clunker of the hour change does not help. But I shall not digress. I take more than a passing interest in the fall foliage display....

Unseen Hand

I am regularly gob-smacked, particularly after high-water events, by the seemingly aesthetic placement of sticks, leaves and other detritus among rocks in streams that I frequent. There is something about the care/no care, eye/no eye, mind/no mind aspect of this that brings me into a moment which stretches back to the moments when the arrangements...

Wealth Of The Soil

During a recent trip to Japan I rode the train more than usual with almost daily trips from 45 minutes south of Kyoto, up and back. This and a Shinkansen (bullet-train) trip to Tokyo gave me the opportunity to view plenty of urban, suburban and some rural landscape. A feature that all of these share,...

Tatters Reborn

Due to an oversight on my part, all my earlier content has been lost. Being your own web”master” has its disadvantages. I have texts and photos saved for many of the posts and will restore some as time goes on. I now understand with WordPress how to avoid this in the future, so unless all...

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