Panier of Plenty

Rebirth

A world transforming

A world transforming

Hope returns

Hope returns

New life emerges

New life emerges

Natural insulation, cork

Natural insulation, cork

Birth of an oak

Birth of an oak

From the ashes comes new life, bursting through. Five months
after fires ravaged the neighbouring mountains and plains of
Empordà, there are signs of promise – hope in the form of little
oaks and flourishes of green leaves that sprout from the chêne
liège (cork trees) that resisted the intense heat.

Bursting forth

Bursting forth

Contours revealed

Contours revealed

And whilst the landscape is renewed and the terrain revealed,
the past also comes alive as dolmens and menhirs are discovered
– remnants of the Neolithic age that have fallen from consciousness
and now re-emerge, blackened.

Dolmen, around 3,500 BCE

Dolmen, around 3,500 BCE

Fragment of a pot – 3,500 BCE

Fragment of a pot – 3,500 BCE

Yet as with all that lies in nature, soon the elements will work
their magic and the stones will gleam white again – for life and
death are ever linked in the cycles that govern all things, as
beauty comes to the fore, born from an incendie.

Rock formations, adjacent to dolmen

Rock formations, adjacent to dolmen

Grantite gleams anew

Grantite gleams anew

Engraved menhir, untouched

Engraved menhir, untouched

warm toes...

27th July 2012. Post: Warm toes…

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  1. Renaissance…ou une nouvelle vie ?!

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