My best ever Great Blue Heron shots taken at Shore Acres. At least these two didn’t fly off when I approached! :D
When the fog isn’t so thick it completely blots out the sun, it can add some real beauty to the scene.Serenity is when you get above all this, when it doesn’t matter what they think, say or want, but when you do as you are, and see God and Devil as one.
― Henry Miller
This was shot last February. I had driven a friend to the airport in Eugene (the nearest reasonable sized airport, a mere 3 hour drive from home.) Rather than racing back on the Interstate, I opted to take the slower scenic route along the coast. The weather was perfect while my visitor was here, but then there was a storm approaching. I had to stop to catch some of the fantastic skies that were unfolding as the sun went down….A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
― Albert Camus
Few words needed for the wonders of her infinite variety…Your question is the most difficult in the world. It is not a question I can answer simply with yes or no. I am not an Atheist. I do not know if I can define myself as a Pantheist. The problem involved is too vast for our limited minds. May I not reply with a parable? The human mind, no matter how highly trained, cannot grasp the universe. We are in the position of a little child, entering a huge library whose walls are covered to the ceiling with books in many different tongues. The child knows that someone must have written those books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of the books, a mysterious order, which it does not comprehend, but only dimly suspects. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of the human mind, even the greatest and most cultured, toward God. We see a universe marvelously arranged, obeying certain laws, but we understand the laws only dimly. Our limited minds cannot grasp the mysterious force that sways the constellations.
― Albert Einstein
From cool, refreshing blue to…. a sky on fire.People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, “Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner.” I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.
― Carl R. Rogers
One of the named seastacks on the Bandon beach. I’ve described the Indian legend that goes along with this maiden staring up at the sky forever and ever… The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again.
― Robert Jordan
Our beautiful southern California coast.This morning I saw a coyote walking through the sagebrush right at the very edge of the ocean ― next stop China. The coyote was acting like he was in New Mexico or Wyoming, except that there were whales passing below. That’s what this country does for you. Come down to Big Sur and let your soul have some room to get outside its marrow.
― Richard Brautigan, A Confederate General from Big Sur
Digging way back in archives, I came across this shot from a memorable trip from Canada’s Pacific Coast to the Atlantic. It always brings up wonderful memories. Obviously Canada got the best end of the Rockies. This shot is from an early morning in Jasper National park in the fall of 1979.Things you did. Things you never did. Things you dreamed. After a long time they run together.
― Richard Ford, Canada