Let ‘er Buck!

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A flake of snow brought the avalanche down. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

And a picture set the blog in motion.

Thanks to my friend Mike, for his reminder.

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A Predator Has One Thing In Mind…

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As soon as there is life there is danger. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Long Views

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On the road to Dante’s View, in Death Valley NP

I stopped writing a list of New Year’s resolutions because I don’t like to waste paper. But if I did…visiting a new horizon every year, in very old and divergent places, would rank near the top.

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Part of the Cumbria Way, in the English Lake District
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A slick road on the Navajo reservation, near Shiprock, New Mexico
The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Play Day

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What began as a realistic shot of a hummingbird perched on a honeysuckle vine in our garden became, after a bit of play, something else. As I developed this I listened to a prelude for piano by Debussy, symphony music by Rodrigo—what might it have become with a bluegrass or classic rock influence? Next time.

“It is a happy talent to know how to play.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

Along The Parade Route

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I pass this tangle of mixed forest when I go out walking from our house. I don’t pay much mind to it on the downhill side, at the far end of the road, but on returning I slow my steps and wave to the spectators lined up along the route.

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson