Who says romance is dead? What a great spot for a nooner!
On days pessimistic
Shamed by great destruction wrought
Seeing little hope
Of departing short-sighted ways
Expanded vision soothes
Consideration is given to infinite
And all we know
A mere grain of sand
Within endless seas…
This beautiful summer day
Only extreme gratitude
A sacred treasure
And living spirits
Large and small
Spent the last several days living in and hiking among the magical hills just west of Jacksonville, Oregon. Being a world-class tree hugger, I find myself seriously drawn to the arboreal expressions of this unique ecosystem. As you can see, the Madrone trees posed a major seduction to both eye and camera. As it is with loved ones, I try not to think in terms of favorites when it comes to nature’s bountiful expression… but let it be said that within my own physiology, these trees exert some real influence over the endocrine processes related to some powerful emotions; namely wonder and awe.
– Jacksonville, Oregon, USA
The next two Madrone photos are from my “naked trees” series. For mature audiences only!