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Waking Up in the Pine Tree Shadow

Waking Up in the Pine Tree Shadow

While we stand alone in a sprawling field of uncertainty, we are not powerless. Collect your creativity along with your intellect to create a sense of agency to do what needs to be done. Let your heart and mind be a compassionate fortress. 

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Reflections on Thinking

Reflections on Thinking

If the universal addiction is to our own pattern of thinking – which is invariably dualtistic – the primary spiritual path

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Where the two worlds touch

Where the two worlds touch

Shakespeare said that art is a mirror held up to nature. And that’s what it is. The nature is your nature, and all of these wonderful poetic images of mythology are referring to…

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Surprised by Snow

Surprised by Snow

During the winters of my childhood I devoured the weather reports hoping beyond hope that school would be cancelled by snowfall. With the highest of expectations I stood like a meteorological sentry, watching… 

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Cemetery Wood

Cemetery Wood

Anything that excites me for any reason, I will photograph; not searching for unusual…

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Unapologetic Rocks

Unapologetic Rocks

Always empathizing with both the viewer and the scene, Ansel was a remarkable artist, craftsman, professional, and human being. Paying homage to you and…

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Facing the Songs Within Us

Facing the Songs Within Us

When we turn our back on our gift, we turn our back on life. It’s easy to have interests but whatever you give your heart to will challenge your being on the most profound levels….

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Trembling Happiness

Trembling Happiness

A favorite quote from Khalil Gibran is paired with an image of the Bosque del Apache blanketed in the light of a remarkable sunset…

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Black Church

Black Church

In my mind’s eye I’d imagined this scene countless times, each with a blanket of snow with Búðakirkja standing…

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Enchanted Pond

Enchanted Pond

Revelation suddenly appears as if unbidden. But the heart is always summoning opportunities for our hearts to awaken.

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Tunnel View in Starlight

Tunnel View in Starlight

No synonym for God is so perfect as Beauty. Whether as seen carving the lines of the mountains with glaciers, or gathering matter into stars, or planning…

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Moon Songs

Moon Songs

How do we place ourselves, and keep ourselves, in these wandering streams of beauty?

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Happy Lucky Idiot

Happy Lucky Idiot

Because I was rushing. Because I was being a tad lazy. Because I was intent upon getting to the Star Party on time…

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Sheep Heaven

Sheep Heaven

I’m pretty sure the luckiest sheep on the planet reside in the San Luis Valley of southern Colorado. Lucky…

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Chilly Monte Vista Sunrise

Chilly Monte Vista Sunrise

This is the first photograph I’m posting from the photo workshop in the San Luis Valley led by the masterful wildlife and landscape photographer…

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New Moon

New Moon

As I watched the tiny sliver of a new moon make a rapid descent through a narrow veil of clouds last night I was reminded of just…

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Wolf Moon

Wolf Moon

Perhaps it was simply my sense of anticipation about this “wolf moon,” but there was an eerie quiet that seemed to spread across…

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The Numinous Edge

The Numinous Edge

I’ve been touched by the numinal while eating dessert and comforted with its presence while singing a lullaby to my dying…

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Monsoon Morning

Monsoon Morning

A torrential monsoon swept through Santa Fe last night. I’ve lived in northern New Mexico for over eight years and this was hands down the heaviest rainfall I’ve seen

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Walking Clouds

Walking Clouds

Mysterious and elegant, virga often appear like skybound octopi reaching tentacles down to snatch a cow off the…

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Sepia Lightning

Sepia Lightning

Sepia Lightning The other day I shot a sequence of lightning shots with my iPhone 6–all handheld....

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Ash Moon

Ash Moon

With the moon in your sky and beauty in your heart, you are never alone. –Susan J. Preston

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Cloud R? 

Cloud R? 

I was driving down to Albuquerque when I pulled over on the side of the highway to document this amazing cloud. It was as though it was…

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The Trail of a Crab

The Trail of a Crab

Noticing beauty is a ability that can be cultivated. In so many ways, this is what this website is about. Learn how to…

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