winter.

February 4, 2014 § Leave a comment

“Snow was falling,
so much like stars
filling the dark trees
that one could easily imagine
its reason for being was nothing more
than prettiness.”  – Mary Oliver

 

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Colorado River upper canyons lake powell

Colorado River upper canyons lake powell

http://www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2011/07/15/137821595/why-the-colorado-river-stopped-flowing

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“In the nineteenth century, Fritjof Nansen wrote that skiing washes civilization clean from our minds by dint of its exhilarating physicality. By extension, I believe that snow helps strip away the things that don’t matter. It leaves us thinking of little else but the greatness of nature, the place of our souls within it, and the dazzling whiteness that lies ahead.”  – Charlie English

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Navajo Bridge Utah

Navajo Bridge Utah

http://madgoan.blogspot.com/2013/05/back-to-west.html

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“A few feathery flakes are scattered widely through the air, and hover downward with uncertain flight, now almost alighting on the earth, now whirled again aloft into remote regions of the atmosphere.”  – Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Long Canyon Road near Moab

Long Canyon Road near Moab

http://www.takemytrip.com/09loneliest/08n_19a.htm

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“I do an awful lot of thinking and dreaming about things in the past and the future – the timelessness of the rocks and the hills – all the people who have existed there. I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape – the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.”  – Andrew Wyeth

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