Mirror-smooth reflections of clear blue skies, towering trees, cloud sculptures and sleek, long-necked, pure-white wading birds. This is a world that can invoke deep thought, giving birth to unique creative imaginings. Water surfaces have a special kind of hypnotic effect, especially when wind-rippled, or when a leaf, flower, frog or feather floats by. We all know the transformative effect a waterfall or rushing river can bring to one’s state-of-mind. These wild and splendid ecosystems are intoxicating to anyone who enters with presence and with the roving, inquisitive eye of a soul in search of inspiration.