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Road Trip Day 10 – Black Canyon of the Gunnison

From Montrose, we drove to The Black Canyon of the Gunnison, another National Park.
From the NPS website :-
“Big enough to be overwhelming, still intimate enough to feel the pulse of time, Black Canyon of the Gunnison exposes you to some of the steepest cliffs, oldest rock, and craggiest spires in North America. With two million years to work, the Gunnison River, along with the forces of weathering, has sculpted this vertical wilderness of rock, water, and sky.”

It’s a remarkable place, deep, steep and narrow gorges carved out by the river over millennia.

 

 

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The Peace of Wild Things

Another poem for our times:

The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry

The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry

A nasty cold is keeping me indoors so poems are being my beautiful things for a few days. Thank you to Kari for this one.

 

 
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Posted by on November 18, 2015 in Beauty, Peace, poetry, Postaday 2015

 

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A Poem and Next-door’s Cat

Thank you to Caroline and Salinda for introducing me to this poem today though I do usually have my camera/s with me!
“Look it Over” by Wendell Berry
I leave behind even
my walking stick. My knife
is in my pocket, but that
I have forgot. I bring
no car, no cell phone,
no computer, no camera,
no CD player, no fax, no
TV, not even a book. I go
into the woods. I sit on
a log provided at no cost.
It is the earth I’ve come to,
the earth itself, sadly
abused by the stupidity
only humans are capable of
but, as ever, itself. Free.
A bargain! Get it while it lasts.

One of next-door’s cats, Zorro, came to call this afternoon, stopping off to have a drink of water from the freshly made rain puddle on our garden table.

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Posted by on September 17, 2015 in Beauty, nature, photography, Postaday 2015

 

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