The Lazy Chilly River - split
The Lazy Chilly River - bw
Alight With Delight
The perpetual motion of life
lights my way and fills me with delight.
The Serenity of Pelican-ness
Fly with power and grace
Don't fight the wind... let thermals lift you.
I've learned a lot watching pelicans.
Hitched Up For the Night
For the chance to set sail toward adventures unknown. Till then...
At Lake Crescent, Washington... the light likes to play amongst the treetops. So do I... :D
The Mighty Ferris
The Mighty Ferris Seattle, Washington
The view was stunning
and the wheel kept turning.
Lake Tahoe Glow
Sunset: That moment when we wave good-bye to the day, and light bathes us with the soft caress of infinite blessings.
I love that moment.
AquamarineLake Tahoe, Nevada
Like a jewel beyond price...
The gem of the ages.
Monument To The SunSanta Cruz, California
Like an earthly salute to the infinite.
Ebb & StonesSanta Cruz, California
The ebb and flow with its constant change...
The stony stance of Permanent.
Two sides, same story. Then, now and always.
Shark FineryShark Fin Cove, Santa Cruz, California
The Fin, in all its sunset finery!
TakeoffSanta Cruz, California
When trees live either side river, sometimes they reach out to have a chat.
To Surf the Zuvuya... Santa Cruz, California
The icons meet... sunset, the endless circle, the surfer.
Oh, and Zuvuya? Just think in terms of "The Force" and the endless circle of time/space and you'll be in the ballpark.
The Clean Sweep Lake Tahoe
If she'd drawn it with an ancient calligrapher's pen
she couldn't have made it a cleaner sweep.
Clearly, Nature appreciated order as much as she did.
As above, so below.
As within, so without.
She resolved to think better thoughts.
One morning she was offered an unbroken view of Eternity.
She took it.
Things were never quite the same after that.
The Stillness of Cool Lake Tahoe, Nevada
In the quiet of the stillness of cool she not only felt welcome relief from the heat, but also a little hipper than usual. She smiled. "Cool."
It's like that moment where you take release on the inside and suddenly everything shifts.
What she saw next made her want to say "Yes" to All of It.
Milford StrandMilford Sound, NZ
I know it's a "sound".
But that morning, it looked like a strand of precious stones. With wings. Deal. ;)
Storm FlowerEagle Falls, Lake Tahoe
Nature is such a drama queen sometimes.
Crazy LoveEagle Falls, Lake Tahoe California
It was just the kind of flowery, tumbly, sometimes rocky, always fluid, midsummer sunset crazy kind of love that she would always remember.
So Help Me GodSpitting Cove, Hawaii
She narrowed her eyes and glared at the cross embedded in the rock.
"So you think you it's that easy? You are mistaken."
A chilly smile touched her lips.
"I will find you, wherever you are. So help me God."
FamilyBonsai Rock, Lake Tahoe
Even granite boulders have families, right?
I'm going to imagine it just that way.
Bonzai!Lake Tahoe, Nevada
When worlds merge, everything is possible.
BreatheSpitting Cove, Oah'u, Hawai'i
and let the island inspire with you.
A Elegantly Fine FlourishHope Valley, CA
She couldn't do anything "normal".
Every story was embellished, every color a burst -
plus she talked with her hands in a most animated fashion.
Even her sentences ended with an elegantly fine flourish.
She was her own little one-woman light show.
The Colors of Convict
The subdued tones
belie the colorful past,
of a high mountain lake named
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Cup Runneth OverTruckee, California
My mother used to say that her "cup runneth over" with blessings.
Maybe you just have to live enough to really appreciate this sentiment. But I must say, mine does too. Grateful.
Daily GrindTruckee, California
I don't know why I named this "Daily Grind"... except that the colors and textures in this scene reminds me of the way coffee smells. How weird is THAT?
Open ArmsLake Tahoe, Nevada
When given an unexpected gift, it is always wise to be grateful and give thanks. ;)
All Roads Lead to LightPoint Lobos, California
The unmistakable draw
The endless flow
The relentless call
Last Light Last NightPoint Lobos, California
There was no sign of you all day. I was concerned. So I waited. And waited. I'd almost given up when you showed your beautiful face. I sighed. The trees sighed. The water sighed. Thank you for last night, Light.
Palms 'n BoardsOahu, Hawaii
Could it BE an more classically Hawaii?
i think not.
Tahoe Rocks Itself Blue
Lake Tahoe, you wear Planet Earth Blue so well!
Water, Meet LandCalifornia Coast
Water, meet land... land, water.
Let the erosional sculpting begin.
We'll check back in a few hundred thousand years. Play nice!
Storm's A-Brewin'Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Drama, sky, storm, sweet.
Stormy MoodLake Tahoe, Nevada
She was in a mood. She just was. No getting around it, no talking her out of it.
She was beautiful, even then.
On a Wing and a PrayerTruckee, California
She said a silent prayer that THIS dream came true.
When she looked up at the sky, she realized her wish had just taken flight.
She did a little jig.
The Paddler and the Blowhole
This was taken at a spot called "Spitting Cove".
ha! It's on account of that blowhole you see over to the left. It spits water when the wave hits it just right.
I love names that say what they mean and mean what they say!
From Here To EternityOahu, Hawaii
This IS the beach where the classic film "From Here to Eternity" was filmed. Not kidding! It was over the right...