Ah Patagonia…a magical land at the end of the world. The name itself has always evoked a sense of wonder for me. Magellan believed it to be… Read more “Nothing worth having comes easy”
“How do you do it?” a friend asked me recently. “What?” “Explore. Travel.” “I just go.”
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. –John Muir
It was a cold clear September night. I glanced down. The valley was ablaze with artificial lights. A full moon loomed above. I shook my head in dismay. I had travelled the whole country to be here, and the only night I would stand above famed Yosemite valley was lit as bright as day. How was I suppose to see the stars? (more…)
As I busily try to capture the night sky, my companion relaxes and takes it all in. I think she has it right…
Picture: Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park
“Man has created some lovely dwellings – some soul-stirring literature.
He has done much to alleviate physical pain.
But he has not…
created a substitute for a sunset,
a grove of pines,
the music of the winds,
the dank smell of the deep forest,
or the shy beauty of a wildflower.”
Harvey Broome, Naturalist (From a plaque in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park)
Picture: River in Zion National Park
A silhouette dunk has always intrigued me. You know, stretch out like MJ, black against a dark blue sky. Here is my best shot of one. Perhaps not the greatest, but it was sure fun trying to capture it!
How I love the fall. The reds, the yellows…and every shade in between. It’s as if the leaves know that they’re dying and let forth one last burst of creativity and color. What an exit!
Perhaps we could learn from the leaves. None of us know exactly when we’ll go, but let’s make the most of our time while while we are here.
The stars move against the night sky. Planets rise and fall. Captivated, time stands still. (more…)
To sleep under a field of stars is to know the meaning of awe. (more…)