Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak
"Spacious Skies"

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The murmuring pines and the hemlocks

"THIS is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks,
Bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight,
Stand like Druids of eld, with voices sad and prophetic,
Stand like harpers hoar, with beards that rest on their bosoms."  Evangeline by Longfellow

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Fort Myers - Blowing In the Wind

"The answer my friend is blowing in the wind, the answer is blowing in the wind." Bob Dylan

Come to My Window and Gaze Upon the LIght

This moment I feel thy gaze upon my heart like soft candle light.

Legend of the Southern Dogwood - A Tree Both Cursed and Blessed

The legend holds that the tree was once very large and because its wood was strong and sturdy, it provided building material for a variety of purposes. According to the story, it was the dogwood tree that provided the wood used to build the cross on which Jesus was crucified.
Because of its role in the crucifixion, it is said that God both cursed and blessed the tree. It was cursed to forever be small, so that it would never grow large enough again for its wood to be used as a cross for a crucifixion. At the same time, however, the tree was blessed so that it would produce beautiful flowers each spring, just in time for Easter.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Backwaters of West Point Lake

 A sunset is the diamond in the sky; a jewel that graces a lake and gives it a finishing touch for the end of the day.  Photos taken on the backwaters of West Point Lake near Franklin Georgia.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Spring in the Wildwoods


Nature has a way of reinventing itself at spring time in the purity of the wildwoods.