I’m back now, recovering from Ireland’s delightfully unpredictable weather in the subtropical highland climate of the southern Smoky Mountains. Mother Nature blessed this region with a surplus of rain this spring, and at the moment she’s celebrating her mystery of rebirth with every color of the rainbow, unusually bold creeks, and riotous waterfalls the likes of which we haven’t seen in years. These photographs and musings say it all for me right now. Enjoy, and have a blessed summer.
“Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“To live a visual life is an enormous undertaking, practically unattainable. I have only touched it, just touched it.” Photographer Dorothea Lange
“ Just as God is truly our father, so also is God truly our mother.” Anchorite Mother Julian of Norwich
We are not separate from what is sacred; we are part of it and it is part of us.