June 1, 2012 § Leave a comment

“…and I become aware for the first time today of the immense silence in which I am lost.  Not a silence so much as a great stillness — for there are a few sounds: the creak of some bird in a juniper tree, and eddy of wind which passes and fades like a sigh, the ticking of the watch on my wrist — slight noises which break the sensation of absolute silence but at the same time exaggerate my sense of the surrounding, overwhelming peace.  A suspension of time, a continuation of the present.”Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire

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Waterfall Zion National Park


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“Texture is the most enduring and ubiquitous underpinning of form… certainly a calming, meditative and appealing world for both the eye and mind.” – Lynda Lehmann

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Water’s eye view of a waterfall in Havasupai


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“Strolling on, it seems to me that the strangeness and wonder of existence are emphasized here, in the desert, by the comparative sparsity of the flora and fauna: life not crowded upon life as in other places but scattered abroad in spareness and simplicity, with a generous gift  of space for each herb and bush and tree, each stem of grass, so that the living organism stands out bold and brave and vivid against the lifeless sand and barren rock.  The extreme clarity of the desert light is equaled by the extreme individuation of desert life-forms.  Love flowers best in openness and freedom” – Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire



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