lightning.

May 28, 2017 § Leave a comment

“Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.” – Mark Twain

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Stanislaus River

http://www.mercedcountyevents.com/parks-zoos-museums-2/stanislaus-national-forest

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“Colpo di fulmine. The thunderbolt, as Italians call it. When love strikes someone like lightning, so powerful and intense it can’t be denied. It’s beautiful and messy, cracking a chest open and spilling their soul out for the world to see. It turns a person inside out, and there’s no going back from it. Once the thunderbolt hits, your life is irrevocably changed.” – JM Darhower

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Stanislaus National Forest

https://www.allyosemite.com/nature/stanislaus_national_forest.php

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“Benedicto: May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. May your rivers flow without end, meandering through pastoral valleys tinkling with bells, past temples and castles and poets towers into a dark primeval forest where tigers belch and monkeys howl, through miasmal and mysterious swamps and down into a desert of red rock, blue mesas, domes and pinnacles and grottos of endless stone, and down again into a deep vast ancient unknown chasm where bars of sunlight blaze on profiled cliffs, where deer walk across the white sand beaches, where storms come and go as lightning clangs upon the high crags, where something strange and more beautiful and more full of wonder than your deepest dreams waits for you — beyond that next turning of the canyon walls.” – Edward Abbey

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Stanislaus National Forest

Stanislaus National Forest

http://www.thearmchairexplorer.com/california/stanislaus-national-forest

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“Electricity is really just organized lightning” ― George Carlin

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Cherry Lake

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“What would you not have accomplished if you had been free?”

“Possibly nothing at all; the overflow of my brain would probably, in a state of freedom, have evaporated in a thousand follies; misfortune is needed to bring to light the treasures of the human intellect. Compression is needed to explode gunpowder. Captivity has brought my mental faculties to a focus; and you are well aware that from the collision of clouds electricity is produced — from electricity, lightning, from lightning, illumination.” ― Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

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