Don’t Forget Purple

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Lilies in summer,
Yellow and orange and pink—
Beautiful flowers!

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A Few Mosquitoes In Alaska

The time we spend in places—how long before their character, their spirit and secrets, are revealed? I have photographed the indescribable we call The Southwest in four separate years and am certain beyond any doubt that I’ve barely invested the equivalent of a few seconds there. Overwhelming, immense Alaska is, as I expected, no different, though I will measure my time there by another indicator.

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If I can conjure
The Bear, the Sun, the Distance,
That will be enough.