Tucked away…let it snow!
Tucked away…let it snow!
“Instantly [he] had a sense of certainty far deeper than anything he had experienced so far. “I have it too!” he exclaimed. “I am a part of this Earth, aren’t I? Just like the birds and the trees and the people – I AM.” ~Helen Fox
WILD Feature –
“Healing is essential for lasting change. …healing is a transformation, not just a quick fix… what has become fragmented or separated, injured or diseased must be made whole again, or perhaps made whole for the first time.” ― Sharon Weil, ChangeAbility
“Art is the window to man’s soul. Without it, he would never be able to see beyond his immediate world; nor could the world see the man within.”
~Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson
Arizona Slot Canyon
All of the rock in today’s canyon photo is nearly the same color (notice the left foreground pink). I used my own camera technique to achieve the colorful light variations without additional artificial color being added in Photoshop.
“As a spiritual person, nature for me has always been a healing place. Going back all the way to my childhood on the farm, the fields and forests were places of adventure and self-discovery. Animals were companions and friends, and the world moved at a slower, more rational pace than the bustling cities where I’d resided my adult life.” ~David Mixner
Throw-back (DougArt) –
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“My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has only strengthened me.” ― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You
Colorado Ghost Town
Ashcroft was once home to two newspapers, 20 saloons, a school and many homes. The silver mining ghost town features the remains of several of these historic buildings. Interpretive signage tells the stories of the former boom town at the headwaters of Castle Creek. Originally known as Castle Forks City, then Chloride, until 1882, Ashcroft was a mining town located ten miles south of Aspen, Colorado.
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ― Pablo Picasso
Near Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Facebook comment by my master wordsmith friend Dan Sanley. Thank you, Dan.
What a beautiful blend of colors! Dostoevsky said, “Love creation, the whole of it and every grain of sand. Love every leaf and every ray of God’s light. Love the animals, love the plants. If you love everything you will perceive the divine mystery in all things.”
“Perceive” is such a rich word which also means to recognize or discover.
Perceive what is hidden (in plain sight) in creation like this that explodes before us in a rainbow of colors. As beautiful as it is, we are asked to not simply look but to perceive and discover. Fall in love with the foilage, the evergreens, the mountains, the streams, the grasses; the colored grounds, sky and clouds. Discover their secret presence. They are living tabernacles to be appreciated for their beauty and design.