At LENTSTONE, LLC our mission is to bring you the beauty of nature as seen in detail through the camera's lens. Natural materials serve as the focus for deeper spiritual reflection and contemplation.
GOD IS IN THE DETAILS: STONE
A Reflective Journey through Lent
LENTSTONE, LLC represents the photography and poetry of
Anjanette Marie Lemak.
"Ever since I was a child, I have loved to spend hours just walking along a beach looking at beautiful stones. I get lost in time there ever drawn to the next amazing creation by nature. Sometimes I search for a specific image, but most of the time I allow the stones to draw me along with them as they show me their unique stories... and every stone has its own story; where it is from, where it began, how it was shaped… a story of time, of weather, of minerals and creation. To hold them in the palm of my hand is pure comfort. The very weight is reassuring."
LENTSTONES™ are found in abundance along the shores of Lake Champlain. They feature mineral deposits that have formed a natural cross-like shape through erosion and the effects of time and tide. This type of stone is known as Iberville shale, a name that comes from the Quebec town where it was first discovered. It is a thinly layered, sedimentary rock that was formed from marine silt deposited roughly 500-440 million years ago during the Ordovician period, when almost all of the earth north of the tropics was ocean. The silt deposited in these ocean waters became shale as it hardened and compacted over time. The veins in the stone are mineral calcite, which were formed by powerful compressing forces that caused the calcium carbonate in the water to fuse.
The poetry is nature based and reflective. It forms a collection of simple thoughts and phrases meant to give the reader a moment of contemplation as they stop on each page and take in the visual work. Every Friday a repeating form of a "Question" poem or psalm will be used to further inspire deeper thought as the reader moves into the weekend through the season of Lent. The poetry is a combination of traditional rhyming forms and haiku.
Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion
by Anjanette Lemak
in balance above this tumultuous rush
with arms extended and heart so free
as seasons change, first lark, then thrush
to move in grace in search of Thee
in mind's own eye, for sake of thought
why chance this path is here today
and with it you in turn were brought
in search of your own truth to say
that as spring's flower unfolds her leaf
and nature breathes her newborn air
with hope that time shall not be brief
for gathering together here