By the river gorge, ripe figs burst open to a rising caw.

Open fig on a tree branch, Greece, 2021
Open fig on a tree branch, black ink and wash on Japanese paper, 2021

The autumn cold is settling in, but in Crete figs can still be seen in trees and olive harvest is just beginning. Over the last couple of weeks I had the chance to enjoy some beautiful Mediterranean landscapes in Crete and I will be sharing some of these moments with you.

I took only my black pen and water brush with me, so there will be more monochrome in the coming zen Mondays.

On a separate note, my Kanazawa “takuhon” print is ready. Keep an eye out out for a “one of many” postcard post on instagram soon.

Thank you for reading another zen Monday.

Every Monday is zen Monday. Always a weekly dose of Japanese ink painting coupled with one photograph from my archives.