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.
I spark the gas
I remember that I've forgotten
about our long journey
from the deep cold of night
into the warming fires of the day.
Better, not to forget
I shall not forget this tree of life
that gives leaf to my ideas,
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
STATE OF THE UNION—
This is a small collection, or
what I think of as a little
concert of compositions
or pieces, available at
Amazon as separate mp3
tracks . . .
Click left to sample &
manditory for movement of
the sound in 3-D space!)
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