grass head in autumn
“I don’t have a philosophy. I have a camera.”  -Saul Leiter 

grass head in autumn

“I don’t have a philosophy. I have a camera.”  -Saul Leiter 

Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, Majorca, Spain
“We are all broken, that’s how the light gets in.” -Ernest Hemingway 

Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, Majorca, Spain

“We are all broken, that’s how the light gets in.” -Ernest Hemingway 

‘poultry parade’
  “I watch them from my office window pecking at pebbles on the blacktop, pink heads, iridescent feathers, stick legs moving with surprising grace. Living in the woods behind the office park, they tolerate our diurnal presence, unmoved by creatures four times their size invading in steel and glass. Ben Franklin preferred them for our national symbol, and they act as if they deserve no less. How different would our nation be if we had chosen these gentle grazers—who nonetheless defend their nests—over a bird who scours the earth for prey? American though they are, these turkeys have no allegiance. They only need a patch of earth to scratch, a place to raise their pink young.  And, come to think of it, do any of us need more?”   -‘Wild Turkeys’, by Lawrence Kessenich from Before Whose Glory. © Future Cycle Press, 2013

poultry parade’

  “I watch them from my office window pecking at pebbles on the blacktop, pink heads, iridescent feathers, stick legs moving with surprising grace. Living in the woods behind the office park, they tolerate our diurnal presence, unmoved by creatures four times their size invading in steel and glass. Ben Franklin preferred them for our national symbol, and they act as if they deserve no less. How different would our nation be if we had chosen these gentle grazers—who nonetheless defend their nests—over a bird who scours the earth for prey? American though they are, these turkeys have no allegiance. They only need a patch of earth to scratch, a place to raise their pink young.  And, come to think of it, do any of us need more?”   -‘Wild Turkeys’, by Lawrence Kessenich from Before Whose Glory. © Future Cycle Press, 2013

monarch on cimicifuga

"Only those who look with the eyes of children can lose themselves in the object of their wonder.”    -Eberhard Arnold 

Big Falls Park/Eau Claire County, Wisconsin

“If you see yourself in the correct way, you are all as much extraordinary phenomena of nature as trees, clouds, the patterns in running water, the flickering of fire, the arrangement of the stars, and the form of a galaxy. 
You are all just like that - and there is nothing wrong with you at all.”

—  Alan Watts 

Big Falls Park/Eau Claire County, Wisconsin

“If you see yourself in the correct way, you are all as much extraordinary phenomena of nature as trees, clouds, the patterns in running water, the flickering of fire, the arrangement of the stars, and the form of a galaxy.

You are all just like that - and there is nothing wrong with you at all.”

Alan Watts 

autumn comes to mud lake
“Let the unseen days be.  Today is more than enough.”  -J.R.R. Tolkien 
 

autumn comes to mud lake

“Let the unseen days be.  Today is more than enough.”  -J.R.R. Tolkien 

 

violet and seed pods

“You can’t be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.”  Hal Borland

October morning light on oak leaves
"When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light, for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food, and the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies with yourself."  - Tecumseh Shawnee Chief
 

October morning light on oak leaves

"When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light, for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food, and the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies with yourself."  - Tecumseh Shawnee Chief

 

'the way home'
"When the canvas frays in the currach of thought and a stain of ocean blackens beneath you, may there come across the waters a path of yellow moonlight to bring you safely home. May the nourishment of the earth be yours, may the clarity of light be yours, may the fluency of the ocean be yours, may the protection of the ancestors be yours. And so may a slow wind work these words of love around you, an invisible cloak to mind your life.”   -excerpt from ‘Beannacht’ by John O’Donohue 

'the way home'

"When the canvas frays in the currach of thought and a stain of ocean blackens beneath you, may there come across the waters a path of yellow moonlight to bring you safely home. May the nourishment of the earth be yours, may the clarity of light be yours, may the fluency of the ocean be yours, may the protection of the ancestors be yours. And so may a slow wind work these words of love around you, an invisible cloak to mind your life.”   -excerpt from ‘Beannacht’ by John O’Donohue 

autumn aster blossom
"The morning wind spreads its fresh smell. We must get up and take that in, that wind that lets us live.  Breathe, before it’s gone."  -Rumi

autumn aster blossom

"The morning wind spreads its fresh smell. We must get up and take that in, that wind that lets us live.  Breathe, before it’s gone."  -Rumi