Upper Klamath Lake

Once more it’s butts and blue skies….Klamath-9534But it’s such a pretty setting…Klamath-9536You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body 
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things. 
― Mary Oliver


42 thoughts on “Upper Klamath Lake

  1. All I kept thinking when looking at these images Gunta was OMG. Like so many others, I am drawn to the water and these captivated me. I absolutely love the Mary Oliver excerpt. 🙂


    • To be honest, I was so taken by the overall scene (and the geese) that I didn’t pay much attention to the vegetation. Now you have me curious. I wonder if I can track down someone from the area to possibly find out.


    • Imagine that. You and I had much the same feeling about that quote. Don’t know how many times I’ve read it already. Might get it memorized if the brain worked a bit better. 😉


    • More like I created the takeoff. Seems to be my lot in life. (sigh) Only wish they’d sit still long enough for me to have even the slightest chance for a shot.


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