“Homage to Texas”

May these images of moon shadows and the dramatic composition of tundra landscape and night sky be a small effort to inspire peace through the storm and the long road of recovery…  The tundra is a harsh environment – and, yet, there is life, beauty and survival.

Most people want to be the sun that brightens up your life,

but I would rather be the moon that shines down on you in your darkest hours.”  ~~ Unknown

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”   ~~ Mother Teresa

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.

This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”  ~~ Albert Einstein

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“Celestial Milky Way”

“We gazed dreamily at the Milky Way and once in a while caught some shooting stars. Times like those gave me the opportunity to wonder and ask all those very basic questions. That sense of awe for the heavens started there.”  ~~ Kalpana Chawla


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The Tundra Communities Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park is over 12,000 feet high – a humbling experience to walk with your camera gear.  However, the unusual rock formations (including the Mushroom Rocks above) on the alpine tundra landscape have always reminded me of qualities of character that support resilience, courage and faith.  Each time I experience this tundra area, I also experience hope for humanity.

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.

Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”  ~~ Helen Keller

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“Silent Night, Holy Night”

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.  
May 2016 provide new insights toward inner peace.
May 2016 provide a new experience of national peace and global unity.

“Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright

Round yon virgin Mother and Child, holy
Infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.
Silent night, holy night, shepherds quake at the sight,
Glories stream from heaven afar, heavenly hosts sing
Christ the Saviour is born,
Christ the Saviour is born.
Silent night, holy night,
Son of God, love’s pure light,
Radiant beams from
Thy holy face, with the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth,
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth.
Silent night, holy night, wondrous star, lend thy light;
With the angels let us sing,
Alleluia to our King.
Christ the Saviour is born,
                                                                                   Christ the Saviour is born.”                                                 ~The Temptations

Photographs:  This is a series of stars and star trails – Zion National Park

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