Water is such an essential element to human life. We are drawn to it. Not only for our physical well being, but for our mental well being.
Water helps elucidate your thinking. But like everything in life, too much can have a negative impact. Tor the water element too much can make you feel unfocused.
In Feng Shui asymmetrical shapes and the color black represent water. Black? Have you ever been in water so deep that it looks black? So black is a color that can represent water. So to bring the energy of that element into play in your home you can use things with a asymmetrical shape or the color black. You can also use actual water by using a small water fountain. Artwork that shows water is also an acceptable way to bring the element into your home.
Today I feel like a relaxing beach scene is exactly what is needed. If you feel this scene is right for you and would like to purchase it please contact me directly as it is not yet available in my store.
This is Digby. He is a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. These dogs are an amazing breed that you don't often hear about. They re more common on the east coast of the US than else where.
Digby belongs to my eldest child, Tara. He also happens to be a world traveler as he went with his humans to Hong Kong. He does not seem to be overly fond of Asian men nor the wild monkeys that like to chatter at him when he is out. But overall he is living the life of a canine ex-pat and loving it.
I am telling you about this breed of dog simply because they are worth the telling. Just this week I was reading in Sunset magazine and saw a little one paragraph filler that mentioned this breed. The tollers are being used by Alyeska Resort in Alaska to find skiers that have been buried by avalanches. This particular breed was chosen because they are compact in size, very trainable and highly intelligent. These dogs are trained for two years starting when they are puppies until they are two, when the graduate as full-fledged rescue dogs. Not only are they used by the resort, but they are on call in the Alaska backcountry.
Digby is well trained and takes the business of taking care of his herd seriously. While I was visiting I slipped on the stairs and fell. Before I could start to sit up Digby was there. He sat on my chest to prevent me from moving until help arrived.
I know this has nothing to do with photography or my photos, although I did take the above image of this amazing dog. But I think these kinds of stories are worth telling. People and dogs doing good together is just heart-warming.
Hi. I am Cheryl of Cheryl Day Photography. Stay tuned for my regular blog posts to keep you updated on what I am doing.