seeing water II


Not everything changes. Some things are constant. C
onsider the softness of grass or the hardness of rock. Consider water.

river


The Rheidol 

The river Rheidol runs from Plynlimon, watershed of mid Wales, south then west into The Irish Sea. It moves through a series of glaciated valleys and heavily folded Silurian rock that was once sea bed near the South Pole. Exposed mountain moorland changes to temperate native rain forest with new woods and two meters of annual rainfall. Further down the valley broadens into low intensity farmland, the estuary and Aberystwyth. 
Throughout this journey water appears in thousands upon thousands of unforseeable ways.
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oakwood water

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devil's bridge

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daughter of earth and water

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reservoir swallow

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red oakwood water

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ravens

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reservoir buzzard - dyfroedd disglair y gaeaf

"it is difficult to come by the kind of artistic commitment demonstrated by Taylor, with his almost eighteenth-century desire to investigate the mysteries of nature. "
Jonathan Vickery,  Art & Architechture Journal review, 2012

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hidden fall

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wave in the west - rhyferthwy'r don

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A base for painting above the Rheidol valley, central Wales: a 1930's wooden house called Penbwlch, which means head of the valley.

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stream of living water

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low cloud falling

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salmon spawing gravel

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spike rushes

Nature corrects Mutabilitie

I well consider all that ye haue sayd,
And find that all things steadfastness doe hate
And changed be: yet being rightly wayd
They are not changed from their first estate;
But by the change their being doe dilate:
And turning to themselves at length again,
Doe work their owne perfection so by fate:
Then ouer them Change doth not rule and raigne;
But they raigne our change, and doe their states maintain.

Sir Edmund Spenser, The Fairy Queen, VII, vii, 58; pub. 1609

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