Consciousness

Exploring form
Through endless possibilities
Through trial and error
Through evolution and mutation
Bringing differentiation & discovery
Each individual an essential part
Of the greater whole
Headed toward a mystery
A trajectory
A birth
Of life
Beyond imagination

Shasta

Dragonflies zig zagging in hidden patterns
Over a backdrop of colored clouds in myriad shapes
A slice of orange, a wave of purple
Soft music drifts through the air
While Mount Shasta rests in the distance
Overlooking this magnificent wonder

Crater Lake

How can the deepest and clearest blue lake
Emerge from the most violent volcanic eruption?
Time and patience has the answer

Willamette Forest

A thick forest canopy
Ancient trees rooted
Covered in green moss
Holding centuries secrets
The calm rushing water
Flowing nearby
Lulls all creatures
And serenely welcomes the night
As light fades

Tumalo Falls

Soft and yielding
Overcoming all obstacles
Our life is like a stream
May we trust when we enter the rapids
Surrender when waterfalls come
And remember that life is moving
Ever onward

Lake Todd

A crystal blue lake
Reflecting a spotless blue sky
Windswept grass adorned by flowers in purple, yellow, and red
Sweet serenity
This is peace

Oregon Badlands

Precious silence
Cast over the Oregon high desert
All of nature listens
Sweet Sage Brush And Juniper trees
Speckle the landscape
A pink horizon at Dusk
A slice of moon
And constellations appear
As the earth turns once again
In effortless rhythm

Shoshone Falls

Yielding and powerful
The water crashes some two hundred feet below
Falling as if in slow motion
Vaporizing on its way down
It’s strength comes only in surrender

Sunrise in Fairyland Canyon

Hoodoos speckle the landscape
Slender stone towers
Guard ancient mysteries
A crack of light welcomes the new day
Glorious, magnificent sun rays
They stretch and color the sandstone
With gold and orange hues

Highway Landscapes

An expansive view
Over the state border
Billowing clouds
Form castles in the sky
Gliding over winding roads at sunset
A cloudburst ahead
With rays of light shining brilliantly on the canyon walls
Beauty; perceived in the moment
Is always perfectly timed