Day #144 – Mesas

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Day #144 – Mesas

They stood still in the pre-dawn darkness, waiting, as the cold, slightly mist-laden air swirled around them.   The young father knelt on the hard, desert earth; his wife sank down beside him.  He held his beloved new-born son in his arms.  The child was twenty days old today. On this day, he would be given a name. The horizon took on a hue of blues and lavenders as the first rays of the coming sunrise peaked over the edge of the earth chasing the fog away.  The sun’s rays crept across the land; it would be a few minutes before they blessed the top of the sacred mesa with their light....

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Day #140 – Mountains

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Day #140 – Mountains

Mountains . . . their duty lies long — millions of years.  Nay, tens of millions of years.  They stand, watch and keep guard over the earth.  Civilizations have come and gone.  Nations rise and fall and still they watch.  If only they could speak.  What lessons would they teach?  What would they say to man? I hear them whisper, “Slow down.  Don’t move so fast.  There may not be a tomorrow.  Give your child a hug, make your life have meaning for in the blink of my eye, it will be gone.”  And when you and I are gone, my friend, they will stand, watch and keep guard over the earth. ~J.K....

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Day #129 – Flying

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Day #129 – Flying

My body felt immersed in a cloud of blue.  Floating yet moving with purpose.  I’m flying a helicopter.  Filled with a sense of peace I’d never felt before,  I sat with my right hand extended before me, clutching some imaginary object.  My breath slowed to the point I wasn’t sure I was still breathing.   My mind was spinning, trying to make sense of the intense emotions flowing through my body.   Suddenly, I “got it”.  I understood the feelings of wonder coursing through my body. Turn the clock back twenty minutes and I had just met a man with whom I would connect in the most spiritual...

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Day #125 – Purple Cone Flower

Posted by on Jan 6, 2012 in Photographs, Sacred Nature, Sacred Plants | 0 comments

Day #125 – Purple Cone Flower

The perfect symmetry of nature can be seen in the middle of this flower with droopy lavender petals.  The beauty of the single close-up of the purple Cone flower is enhanced a thousand-fold when you step back and enjoy an abundance of these versatile plants.  Almost never do you see just one Cone flower sprouting from the fertile ground.  The seeds scattered across the land produce a profusion of long stemmed flowers that sway gently with the breeze.  The hardiness of this drought-resistant flower can be transferred to a tincture or tea used by those knowledgeable in herbal remedies.  The...

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Day #108 – Orchids

Posted by on Dec 17, 2011 in Photographs, Sacred Nature | 0 comments

Day #108 – Orchids

When I look upon an orchid, I am filled with wonder and awe. I have tried to raise them past their first bloom without success, but I enjoyed the blossoms as long as they lasted.  I watched as an elderly woman gently tended a room full of them the last years of her life.  She seemed to know exactly when they needed to be misted and when they just needed a kind word. At times, she reverently touched their stalks and appeared to be communing with the beautiful flower. These exquisite flowers arrived upon the planet during the time the dinosaurs roamed the earth. They are found on every...

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Day #104 – Holly

Posted by on Dec 13, 2011 in Photographs, Sacred Nature | 0 comments

Day #104 – Holly

I’m not sure what it is about holly that elicits in me feelings of warmth and home. Perhaps it is the vibrancy of the red against the green, so much like the red and green of Christmas. When I think of Christmas, I immediately move into cherished memories of dazzling Christmas trees, excited children, and the yearly visit of my maternal grandparents. They arrived with a trunk filled with gifts for their five grandchildren, their beloved only child and son-in-law. This same grandmother loved the Cardinal bird. I remember her favorite photograph was of snow lightly dusting a green holly...

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