Thursday, December 24, 2015

“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”

                        From A Visit from St. Nicholas
                        by  Clement Clarke Moore

Monday, December 21, 2015

"We live in succession, in division, in parts, in particles. Meantime within man is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty, to which every particle is equally related; the eternal ONE."

                                                                         by Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Now during the cold winter days I have begun to edit the pictures from our summer at the cabin. One advantage to spending the entire summer at the cabin is watching the birds from mating through nesting and the first flights of the young. So here in June we see the Brown Headed Cowbird scoping out the territory and then in late August the White Throated Sparrow feeding the Cowbird chick.

"Perhaps you have noticed that even in the slightest breeze you can hear the voice of the cottonwood tree; this we understand is its prayer to the Great Spirit, for not only men, but all things and all beings pray to Him continually in different ways."

                                                                        by Black Elk

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Parked in my spot again, eh!

Just let out some air.

And my work here is done.

Monday, December 7, 2015

"Vast and majestic, mountains embrace your shadow;
broad and deep, rivers harbour your voice."

                T'ao Ch'ien

"I look south to Deer-Gate Mountain. haze
lavish, as if some fragrance remained.

but his old mountain home is lost there:
mist thick and forests all silvered azure."

from Hsiang Travels: Thinking of Meng Hao-jan
by Po Chu-i