A different viewpoint?
I wanted to start off with this photo, an example of the cultivation of the way to my site:
The grass is mowed in very neat rows on this hill, the hill I take to get down to the site.
When I approached it this time, I decided to leave my backpack away from the tree. I didn't want it to get in my way or in the way of the site. It seemed necessary somehow to leave it behind.
As I was looking out at the pond again, I had in mind Gary Snyder's suggestions, to see the wild, the unspoken parts of nature. To concentrate on the grit and the hunger and the survival rather than the peaceful. This was really hard still, but the closest I got was to notice the continuous ripples in the pond. They came very often, and I remember hearing somewhere that if there was a ripple, that meant something in the pond had just been hunted or eaten. Thinking about this, I saw the ripples differently, and started wondering what exactly was going on under those waters. There was a sports game going on to my right (probably soccer judging by the sound the ball was making, I didn't actually go and check to confirm) and the players were cheering on eachother loudly, and in general communicating with eachother about maneuvers in the game. I wondered then vaguely, if they were under water, how their loud voices might make the sound ripple. Then that lead me to imagine the organisms in the water. Were they also 'shouting,' 'yelling,'did they make enough noise to make the water ripple? What did it sound like under there. I took this pic of the water ripples, and also a video, but I couldn't manage to post the video, as the software wasn't compatible :(
Here is the pic I took, and forgot to rotate, but strangely, it represents my feelings about the pond better sideways than it would facing front:
The reflection of the trees onto the water, the floating plants, the confusion of where is up and down makes me think this represents the pond pretty well.
I lay down on my side then and took a photo of the fence surrounding the pond from a different angle:
The fence and the tree seemed to coincide really well here, to become a part of eachother in a sense.