Speaks to me…

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The beauty of the trees,

the softness of the air,

the fragrance of the grass……speaks to me.

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The summit of the mountain,

the thunder of the sky,

the rhythm of the sea…speaks to me.

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The faintness of the stars,

the freshness of the morning,

the dewdrop on the flower…speaks to me.

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The strength of fire,

the taste of salmon,

the trail of the sun,

and the life that never goes away,

they speak to me.

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And my heart soars.

Poem:  Chief Dan George

Photo:  Nairn Beach, Scotland by moi

Get Into the Forests Again…

 

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“When we get out of the glass bottles of our ego,

and when we escape like squirrels turning in the cages of our personality

and get into the forests again,

we shall shiver with cold and fright but things will happen to us

so that we don’t know ourselves.

Cool, unlying life will rush in

and passion will make our bodies taut with power,

we shall stamp our feet with new power and old things will fall down,

we shall laugh, and institutions will curl up like burnt paper.”

D. H. Lawrence

Spring Mountain Visitor Gateway

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Northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada, lies Mt. Charleston – a gorgeous peak with an outstanding lodge at the top overlooking the Spring Mountain range.  This new center just opened up at the base of the mountain range, and it’s a beauty.

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If ever you go to Mt. Charleston please stop here and support their efforts.  It’s amazing.

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Monument dedicated to all the local Native American tribes.  In the background you can see where they are beginning to create trails.

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Even a Cold War Memorial.  An incredible place.  Highly recommend it.  Working to get back into the blogging world once more.  Bear with me.