The Peace of Wild Things

Fujifilm X-Pro2, ISO 200, FL 35 mm, 0.8 sec @ f/14

Fujifilm X-Pro2, ISO 200, FL 35 mm, 0.8 sec @ f/14

 

The Peace of Wild Things

When despair for the world grows in me

and I wake in the night at the least sound

in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,

I go and lie down where the wood drake

rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.

I come into the peace of wild things

who do not tax their lives with forethought

of grief.  I come into the presence of still water.

And I feel above me the day-blind stars

waiting with their light.  For a time

I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

Wendell Berry

Imagine

Fort Morgan Beach, Alabama

“Imagine”

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today… Aha-ah…

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace… You…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world… You…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one

Happy 76th Birthday, John Lennon.  You left us too soon.

Oia, Santorini, Greece

Fujifilm x1002, ISO 6400, FL 35 mm, 1/30 sec @ f/4.0

Fujifilm x100s, ISO 6400, FL 35 mm, 1/30 sec @ f/4.0

bobby sox trees, upper geyser basin, yellowstone national park

canon 1ds mark 3, FL 100 mm, ISO 200, 1/800 sec @ f/11

canon 1ds mark 3, FL 100 mm, ISO 200, 1/800 sec @ f/11

fire hole river, yellowstone national park

canon 1ds mark 3, ISO 200, FL 50 mm, 1/250 sec @ f/11

canon 1ds mark 3, ISO 200, FL 50 mm, 1/250 sec @ f/11

upper geyser basin, yellowstone national park

canon 1ds mark 3, ISO 200, FL 100mm, 1/800 sec @ f/11

canon 1ds mark 3, ISO 200, FL 100mm, 1/800 sec @ f/11