Tag Archives: Clinch Mountain

Friday Photos_____________I Ching No. 2 Earth

28 Apr

Clinch Mountain overlook (Obviously a favorite photo…see header)

David Hinton translates hexagram No. 2 as “Earth”.  Wilhem translation is “receptive”.  Other translations include “field” and “flow”.

Field in spring

Eagle Creek watershed

Friday photos: I Ching No. 52 Keeping still

22 Jan

Treptichnus pedum:  Earliest widespread complex fossil body.

Anthropoda:  Invertebrate, exoskeleton, segmented body.

From the Cambrian period of the Paleozoic Era 500 million years ago.

Stones used to build this wall @ Clinch Mountain overlook. They stay “still”.

I have not studied geology since Mr. West’s 8th grade Earth Science class.  Please advise of corrections required.  Thanks to Wikipedia for the science jargon refresher!

NOTE:  Fossils are not good examples for illustrating I Ching concepts.  I Ching is an elegant text on changes and transitions in life.  The time interval for changes are more aligned with days and seasons than with hundreds of millions of years.  I choose these images because of the detail, movement and abundance of ocean life which was trapped and “kept still”.

Friday Photos: I Ching No. 57 Wind and No. 58 Lake

6 Nov

There are many layers of meanings associated with I Ching.  I captured some of them on my I Ching inspiration page.  Hexagram 57 and 58 are both double trigrams for wind and lake respectively……soooo how does a wall become a good match for wind?  This particular wall located at the Clinch Mountain overlook…windy; and part of the text refers to the penetrating nature of wind….well I was fortunate get this image of shadow and wall as a vanishing point or penetrating image.

Gentle penetrating wind @ Clinch Mountain

I Ching No. 57   Gentle penetrating wind @ Clinch Mountain

Lake view @ Clinch Mountain overlook

I Ching No. 58    Lake view @ Clinch Mountain overlook