"If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich." - Lao Tsu
Gold (mist) is plentiful on this morning near the Lower Yosemite Falls. Each time I go to the park I discover another treasure.
"Whatever lifts the corners of your mouth, trust that." - Rumi
“Although the road is never ending take a step and keep walking,
do not look fearfully into the distance... On this path let the heart be your guide
for the body is hesitant and full of fear.” ― Rumi
The Dark Hedges, Antrim County, Northern Ireland
“My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there.”
Waterfall in Antrim County, Northern Ireland
On the Border
"These forms we seem to be are cups floating in an ocean of living consciousness." - Rumi
A silent canoe drifts on the teal blue water of Lake Louise in Banff National Park.
My branches reach to pet the sky, my leaves speak quietly with the Sun. But the truth is in my roots.
Sugar Maple Sunburst
Fall in Minnesota makes me think of hot chocolate and new beginnings.
Sugar Maples on the grounds of the Eckankar Temple in Chanhassen, Minnesota
“Reflect upon your present blessings -- of which every man has many -- not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” ― Charles Dickens
Trees glow in front of El Capitan in the first light of morning, reflected in the Merced River.
On a plantation deep in South Carolina, the moss covers the oak trees like a friendly southern handshake.
I stretch away from the darkness, a desperate longing for my Beloved.
Near Glenwood Springs, the pure, clear water invites your attention
"You are in your body like a plant is solid in the ground, yet you are wind"
“The prairie skies can always make you see more
than what you believe.” - Jackson Burnett
Prairie near the family farm close to Red Cloud, Nebraska
Hay bales enjoying the fading light on the family farm in Kansas
In every direction love spreads, like the branches of a giant California Oak, drenched with clouds.
Stream near Glendelough, Ireland
Along the Northern Ireland coast, these sheep have an outstanding view.
“Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.”
Antrim County, Northern Ireland
Just me, the oak trees, the moss, and a few purple bursts of wisteria to brighten up the gray landscape.
Plantation near Charleston, South Carolina
Step across in to the sunrise. Don't pay attention to the alligators.
Magnolia Plantation, Charleston, South Carolina
"Those who flow as life flows know they need no other force" - Lao Tzu
Golden light pours through the cypress trees along the Monterey Coast.
A powerful waterfall pounds through a lush valley near Baños, Ecuador
Sugar Maple Swipe
If Van Gogh was a photographer, he might be into this... Sugar Maples blend and hum, stretching one last stretch before the snow.
Yosemite below Bridal Falls
Near Monterey, along the 17 mile drive, the mist, cypress trees, wind, and ocean conspire to create (I think) the most magical coastline in the world.
Slide on By