Sleet falls in a sharp angle across the sky. The ground in just a few moments is covered in white – white that highlights the deep shadows of mystery within the waving sage brush.
The sleet turns to snow and rain. There is thunder too, deep, far away. Huge snowflakes billow down. The sage brush bounces, buffeted by the wind. This is the beauty of the universe.
If I were outside repairing the electric lines, or even just trying to get my car going — I would be saying, “Oh, what nasty weather!”
Somewhere the electricity repair person is hard at work, and for him or her, it is truly very nasty weather.
Inside, I am grateful for electricity and warmth and for the freedom to watch the beauty of the earth – where all is One – the falling snow, the rhythm of the seasons. And all is eternity – each snowflake and the ravens that fly bravely in the wind.
Mirrored, Moraine Lake, reflects it’s beauty, back at you. Understandable why this lake is the seventh most instagramed in the world. This time we stayed in the lodge at the lake and got it enjoy it after the day trippers tripped away. Kicking Horse River Yoho National Park. Quiet River in busy Calgary. Cheers to…
The yellow-breasted chat was teasing me, enticing me to follow and try and see him. I felt so close, the whistle echoing against the wall of cliffs. Thirty seconds later I heard him way up the Santa Clara River. I walked along the trail for a few minutes, getting closer, even closer…It was briefly quiet before I realized he was up beyond the next bend. Worn out, but not disappointed, I turned around and hiked out. This same pattern has repeated across many summer hikes here. They merge into one.
Muted fall colors, (click to enlarge) and pale powder rivers. Canada is gorgeous, in every season, but fall’s, subtle splendor, takes your breath away, as does a gregarious gray jay! Cheers to you from Yoho National Park in the fall~ The post Yoho~ appeared first on .
Fall is falling in ethereal Alberta. The Larch Trees, are turning glorious gold. It snowed last night, dusting the mountains with powder. You can just see Jim here on the trail of gold! Soon the larches will drop their needles and winter will arrive. I have been surprised by wifi reception, but tomorrow we head […]
Moloka’i, has stunning waterfalls. This one is a double. Hawaii is experiencing a severe seven-year drought. It would be a triple or more with normal water flow. Maui in particular is suffering from the drought. It looks more like drought stricken Southern California, than a verdant tropical paradise. But, it is still beautiful Maui. Cheers […]
A course of action. If you wish to help the earth, you might do the following: Listen to a tree – or talk to a tree. If there is not tree immediately available, it could be a cloud, a rock, a bird – any aspect of the world of nature. Spend half an hour a day – or five minutes – or whatever time you have.
How will this help the earth? This will work because the basic problem which is destroying the planet we live on – is the alienation of us, as human beings, from the world of nature. Because we focus on our human interests and wishes (and sometimes genuine urgent situations that cannot be avoided), we have become alienated from nature. (When there is a real crisis that requires your attention, then come back to focusing on the tree whenever you are able to.)
In this way we will be getting back in contact with nature – and in our own way building a little bridge to connect with nature. This may be the most effective and most direct way to transform our relationship as human beings with the planet earth. And in so doing, we will be laying the groundwork for the transformation that is required. It will also have a healing effect on us – and on the tree too. And on those around us – like a pebble that lands on the water of a lake and ripples in all directions. Like the butterfly that you may have heard about who changed the course of world history by a single motion of his wings.
This is Picture Canyon in Arizona. The canyon is covered in petroglyphs, that are 800-1300 years old. The oldest petroglyphs are geometric in nature. Later rock art depicts animals, rivers, planets and human figures. This is The Mojave Desert in the southwestern US, and it is where Jim and I went hunting for hidden petroglyphs. […]
Muley Point in Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. Mark Holm for The New York Times After plenty of contention, a move in the right direction, at last: In a Return to the Land, Tribes Will Jointly Manage a National Monument Five Native American tribes will work with the Bureau of Land Management to plan […]