# 6720

# 6720

I just invented a new word – watergazing.  It’s the act of looking at water.  Clever, no?  This is not to be confused with “water gazing”, or Hydromancy , the practices used by ancient mystics and shamans to acquire wisdom and knowledge from the Spirit of Water or to predict the future.  Watergazing is not about seeing the future and it doesn’t answer your metaphysical questions. It’s just looking, observing and appreciating the beauty of the flow or stillness of water.   It’s simple.  Living near a large lake, a lot of small lakes, a river and quite a few streams and ponds gives me the opportunity to do this often.  Sometimes I have a camera with me.

Click on any image below to enter the gallery:

I haven’t registered this word with the US Patent Office yet, so feel free to use it in the meantime.



26 thoughts on “watergazing

  1. Malin H

    You have captured the water in all it’s different moods … and I like them all.

    Water is life’s mater and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water. (Albert Szent-Gyorgyi)

  2. ehpem

    Good word, great photos. I think you will find that many people will confuse water gazing and watergazing – and these photos show why. It is easy to lose focus and sink into these scenes, creating a mental state conducive to revelations. If it works, then it could be the next new thing. You should be rushing to the patent office, or the trademarks office, or wherever one locks up bright ideas to serve that holy shaman Capitalism.

    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, ehpem. That sounds like too much work for a lazy guy like myself. I know I’m throwing away a fortune in lost revenues like I did when I failed to register “twerking”, but what the heck, folks had a lot of fun with that one.

  3. Melinda Green Harvey

    Nice word and photos.

    Of course, out here where it’s arid, I won’t have much of an opportunity to practice watergazing, so if it’s OK with you, I plan to invent dirtgazing. I’ll let you know how it goes.

  4. LensScaper

    Watergazing – I like that word. Mesmerizing – staring into water and watching the rippling – never the same, hypnotized by the light strobing into your eyes. Love the gallery, Ken.

    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Charles. There is only one photo here of Lake Ontario and the rest are small streams and ponds. I’ve even shot some potholes filled wit rain water. You don’t need much for a decent photo (although our potholes are pretty big here).

  5. Paul

    With all of that water around, it’s no wonder that Webster is Where Life is Worth Living! Also, and probably especially so, there’s Emo. That’s some beautiful ‘watergazing’ you’ve done there, Ken.

    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Paul. Except for drinking, Emo has a dislike for all water and water related things, unlike his departed sisters, who drank from the bathtub faucet.


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