Sometimes the simplest things can induce a state of hypnosis. Watching waves crash onto a beach is one example. Another is watching leaves drop onto the surface of a pond or river, especially if there is a slight breeze or current. I love the way they hover gently, touch the water, and float for quite a long time. Each leaf is unique, and the abstract pattern forms a compelling design, especially when the trees are reflected under and behind the surface pattern. Tempus Fugit, a new pondscape, addresses time and the trance-like effect of watching leaves fall. The inspiration comes from Hamlen Woods conservation area in Wayland, MA. Enlarged details from the painting are below.