If alphabets represent the sounds of language, can texture articulate the harmonies of nature?
USA: California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara, Arroyo Burro Beach (aka Hendry’s Beach)
USA: California, Ragged Point, southern end of Big Sur, Monteray cypress trees (Cupressus macrocarpa)
USA Vermont, Lamoille County, Stowe (Morrisville), Jopson Lane, after winter icestorm
California: Death Valley NP, Artist’s Drive, detail and texture of rock formations, mineral deposits and volcanic ash cemented in rock.
ARG Valdes Peninsula, Argentina: Valdes Peninsula, Patagonia, Chubut Province, Punta Delgada, beach on Atlantic Ocean, red seaweed on sand
Canada: British Columbia, Mica Dam Road views, rivulet of water (marked # 243) near Downie Creek flowing into Lake Revelstoke (part of the Columbia River), Indian Paintbrush in bloom
USA: California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara, Hendry’s Beach in morning mist,
East Africa, Kenya, Pammie’s safari, Amboseli Reserve, dried surface of Amboseli Lake bed (soil is white from the alkalinity)
USA: Oregon, Columbia River Basin, Columbia Gorge, wet cliff wall vegetation at Wahkeena Falls
USA New Jersey, Watchung, Raritan River Basin, Green Brook subBasin, Watchung Reservation, Green Brook just below Seeley’s Pond in winter, sun and trees reflected in water
USA California, Los Padres National Forest, (from Paradise Road access off Rt 153 to Santa Ynez Valley), Santa Ynez River, dry stream bed due to 3 year drought
Canada: Alberta, Columbia Icefield Parkway, Sunwapta Falls
USA: Wyoming, Mississipppi River Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Artist Point, southern rim of canyon with conifers below Lower Yellowstone Falls
East AFrica: Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National Park /Ishasha, African common white butterflies (Belenois creona severina) on moist patch in road after rain, aqua-green swallowtail butterfly (Papilio Bromius , Broad green-banded swallowtail) flying off
“For many of us, water simply flows from a faucet, and we think little about it beyond this point of contact. We have lost a sense of respect for the wild river, for the complex workings of a wetland, for the intricate web of life that water supports.”
– Sandra Postel, Last Oasis: Facing Water Scarcity, 2003.
A river does not just happen; it has a beginning and an end. Its story is written in rich earth, in ice, and in water-carved stone, and its story as the lifeblood of the land is filled with color, music and thunder. ~Andy Russell, The Life of a River