Lift your face to the
soft summer rain whispering
among bamboo leaves.
The bleached antler here, shed years ago by a black-tailed buck, was already white when I chanced upon it, and has remained so on a shelf in the barn. Though deer traffic is heavy through our woods, this is the only specimen I’ve found, and thus a rarity. Handling it again today, I was reminded of the diversity of natural structures that we take for granted, or that go unnoticed, in our short time among them.
Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet. —Roger Miller
Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. —Rachel Carson
Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not understood. —Henry Miller
Often, it is beautiful light that brings solitude into focus.
There’s a difference between solitude and loneliness. —Maggie Smith
Whether it’s juniper trees huddled on a ledge, or a crow and its shadow sailing on an updraft, life inside Arizona’s Canyon de Chelly must be resilient to endure and flourish in the unforgiving desert environment.
What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well. —Antoine de Saint-Exupery