Green and Blue

December 25, 2015

december2015-christmas-30 (1 of 1)“You who suffer because you love, love still more. To die of love, is to live by it.”
― Victor Hugo

Easter Tradition

April 5, 2015

april2015-easter-15 (1 of 1) april2015-easter-16 (1 of 1)      april2015-easter-22 (1 of 1) april2015-easter-17 (1 of 1)april2015-easter-18 (1 of 1)april2015-easter-20 (1 of 1)april2015-easter-21 (1 of 1)april2015-easter-23 (1 of 1)    april2015-easter-27 (1 of 1) april2015-easter-28 (1 of 1) april2015-easter-29 (1 of 1)april2015-easter-32 (1 of 1) april2015-easter-30 (1 of 1)     april2015-easter-35 (1 of 1)april2015-easter-24 (1 of 1)“You are a divine being. You matter, you count. You come from realms of unimaginable power and light, and you will return to those realms.”
― Terence McKenna

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― Ellen Meloy

Air

February 18, 2015

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― Jarod Kintz

Down Hill

February 18, 2015

feb2015-snow-37 (1 of 1)feb2015-snow-88 (1 of 1) feb2015-snow-46 (1 of 1) feb2015-snow-48 (1 of 1) feb2015-snow-38 (1 of 1) feb2015-snow-40 (1 of 1)feb2015-snow-86 (1 of 1) feb2015-snow-47 (1 of 1)feb2015-snow-82 (1 of 1) feb2015-snow-53 (1 of 1) feb2015-snow-54 (1 of 1)feb2015-snow-84 (1 of 1) feb2015-snow-56 (1 of 1) feb2015-snow-61 (1 of 1) feb2015-snow-65 (1 of 1) feb2015-snow-63 (1 of 1)feb2015-snow-66 (1 of 1)feb2015-snow-60 (1 of 1)“The elk that you glimpse in the summer, those at the forest edge, are survivors of winter, only the strongest. You see one just before dusk that summer, standing at the perimeter of the meadow so it can step back to the forest and vanish. You can’t help imagining the still, frozen nights behind it, so cold that the slightest motion is monumental. I have found their bodies, half drifted over in snow, no sign of animal attack or injury. Just toppled over one night with ice working into their lungs. You wouldn’t want to stand outside for more than a few minutes in that kind of weather. If you lived through only one of those winters the way this elk has, you would write books about it. You would become a shaman. You would be forever changed. That elk from the winter stands there on the summer evening, watching from beside the forest. It keeps its story to itself.”
― Craig Childs

Meet At Dunbar

February 18, 2015

feb2015-snow-45 (1 of 1) feb2015-snow-41 (1 of 1)feb2015-snow-42 (1 of 1)feb2015-snow-44 (1 of 1)feb2015-snow-50 (1 of 1)feb2015-snow-51 (1 of 1)feb2015-snow-43 (1 of 1)feb2015-snow-89 (1 of 1)feb2015-snow-70 (1 of 1)feb2015-snow-78 (1 of 1)“The wastes of snow on the hill were ghostly in the moonlight. The stars were piercingly bright.”
― Maud Hart Lovelace

Kid’s Hill

February 17, 2015

feb2015-snow-35 (1 of 1) feb2015-snow-33 (1 of 1) feb2015-snow-31 (1 of 1) feb2015-snow-29 (1 of 1) feb2015-snow-28 (1 of 1) feb2015-snow-26 (1 of 1)feb2015-snow-36 (1 of 1)“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

Puppy Love

February 9, 2015

feb2015-warmday-07 (1 of 1) feb2015-warmday-08 (1 of 1)feb2015-warmday-03 (1 of 1) feb2015-warmday-09 (1 of 1)feb2015-warmday-02 (1 of 1)“All wildness is finer than tameness.”  –John Muir

Tis The Season

December 26, 2014

december2014-christmasday-10 (1 of 1) december2014-christmasday-09 (1 of 1) december2014-christmasday-08 (1 of 1) december2014-christmasday-33 (1 of 1)december2014-christmasday-31 (1 of 1) december2014-christmasday-30 (1 of 1) december2014-christmasday-29 (1 of 1) december2014-christmasday-26 (1 of 1)“He wants to tell her that when things vanish they become something else, in death we rise again in the blades of grass, the splitting bodies of seeds.”
— Anthony Doerr

Christmas Faces

December 25, 2014

december2014-christmasday-15 (1 of 1) december2014-christmasday-24 (1 of 1) december2014-christmasday-19 (1 of 1)december2014-christmasday-23 (1 of 1) december2014-christmasday-22 (1 of 1) december2014-christmasday-20 (1 of 1) december2014-christmasday-18 (1 of 1)“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child — our own two eyes. All is a miracle.”
― Thích Nhất Hạnh