Zen Garden Tidal Flat
Since I study the creatures that lived along ancient shorelines, I often contemplate tidal flats. This is, however, a scientific, mostly objective contemplation.
This evening I saw another side of these wonderful places between sea and land. We took a walk in Bird Cove near Churchill, Manitoba, and in the quiet bright fog it was a place of utter peace and openminded contentment. As my friend Debbie pointed out, it was like a Zen garden, and we felt a serene calm as we walked slowly and silently back toward the shore. The only hindrance to reaching a higher plane was that we had to remain constantly vigilant in case a polar bear just happened to wander up through the thickening mist.
These are tonight’s photos.
© Graham Young, 2011