Spring Needles, Spire (Subalpine) Fir (Abies lasciocarpa)

Spring Needles, Spire (Subalpine) Fir (Abies lasciocarpa) (VII.5.2009) [ click photo for next . . . ]
Eagle Cap Wilderness . . .
On the road in the American Northwest.

"It is horrifying that we have to fight

our own government to save our environment,"

as Ansel Adams said,

but it is even more horrifying

that we have to fight our own government

to save ourselves.


Each time

I spark the gas

into flame,

I remember that I've forgotten

the poem

about our long journey

from the deep cold of night

into the warming fires of the day.

Better, not to forget

this poem.


I shall not forget this tree of life

that roots

my life,

that gives leaf to my ideas,

gives wood

to my night



has no place

on this tree.

(iii) We shape the world and the world shapes us.

Some problems we choose, others choose us. Either way,
the problem of problems is that they form the vital, living
center of one's life. See the majesty of the solitary Doug-fir,
the depth of its roots as yet unsounded, the circumference
of its spirit still unmeasured, still unknown.

Muir (Crater) Lake,
Eagle Cap Wilderness

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