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Meditations on Summer – A Gallery of Photos

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“The summer night is like a perfection of thought.”

-Wallace Stevens

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”

― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Then followed that beautiful season… Summer….
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.”

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

 

Spring Sampler – A Gallery of Photos

“Every spring is the only spring – a perpetual astonishment.” -Ellis Peters

“Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of Spring?” – Neltje Blanchan

“Come with me into the woods where Spring is advancing, as it does, not matter what, not being singular or particular, but one of the forever gifts and certainly visible.” – Mary Oliver

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Scenes from Winter – A Gallery of Photos

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“Let us love winter

for it is the

Spring of genius”

Pietro Aretino

 

“Snow was falling,
so much like stars
filling the dark trees
that one could easily imagine
its reason for being was nothing more
than prettiness.”
-Mary Oliver

“No snowflake ever falls in the wrong place”

-Zen Koan


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Revealing the Eternal

“Respect the man of noble races other than your own, who carries out, in a different place, a combat parallel to yours — to ours.  He is your ally.  He is our ally, be he at the other end of the world. Love all living things whose humble task is not apposed in any way to yours, to ours:  men with simple hearts, honest, without vanity and malice,

Tiger's Nest, Prayer Flags, Bhutanese Man

and all the animals, because they are beautiful, without exception and with exception indifferent to whatever idea there may be. Love them, and you will see the eternal in the glance of their eyes of jet, amber, or emerald.

Red Fox

Love also the trees,

The Preserve, One Tree

the plants,

White Flowers

the water that runs through the meadow and on to the sea without knowing where it goes;

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love the mountain,

Glacier National Park, Long View, Stream, Mountain, Big Sky, Clouds

the desert,

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the forest,

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the immense sky, full of light or full of clouds;  because all these exceed man and reveal the eternal to you”

-Savitri Devi

Rainbow Sky

 

Ravens

Raven teaches me of endless curiosity, partnership, work ethic, continual learning, listening…

They fascinate, stimulate, illuminate.

I am always aware of their presence….

Raven with Attitude

Bryce, Raven, Straight On

Raven Chat

Raven, Head Turned

Raven Child Portrait

Raven with Shadows

Bryce, Raven Against Red Rock

 “I am a black bird, a Raven, I am Raven. I know and I am knowing—I know and see life and death, expansion and contraction and I do not shiver and cry—I am unafraid.

I am Raven. I am black as liquid night with wings and my eyes are stars to see by.

The light within me leads the way and it is revealed through my eyes and I am what lies between the dark and light.

I am the balance between.”
H. Raven Rose, Liquid Me: A Collection of Poetry and Prose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trail of the Cedars

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“for it is not so much to know the self

as to know it as it is known

by galaxy and cedar cone,

as if birth had never found it

and death could never end it.”

-Archie Randolph Ammons

There is certainly a timeless quality to this cedar forest.  A boardwalk traverses the ancient woods and in peacefulness and quiet you walk.  Beauty at every turn, at every angle, no matter where you look.  In every season, sweetness. Long breaths.  Shimmering sunshine splattered, trickling water, rushing big water, rocks of every color, rabbit, deer, bear… an full ecosystem breathing life in unison and thriving.  In that abundance and balance there is solace.

In many native cultures the cedar symbolizes healing, cleansing, prosperity and protection and those qualities are deeply felt here.

Cedar Leaves, Light, Trail of the Cedars