things that i think about & things that think about me &
things that are beautiful & other things
Delft, the Netherlands; June 2014;
Waterlilies and Ducks in the Canal Return a Bicycle to Earth
Longsight, Manchester; February 2014;
Double Rainbow with Magpie Over Red Church and Neon Topiary
Liverpool, England; August 2013;
The sand remembers the waves.
Llangollen, Wales; August 2013;
Ruined castle that the sheep now rule.
Salford, England; May 2013;
Saford Quays swan parade.
Grindleford, England; May 2013;
Tiny flowers growing through the mossy enchanted floor.
Moss Side, Manchester; March 2013;
Moss and wild tulips.
Mont Saint-Michel, France; March 2013;
Sheep and castle sunset.
Saint-Malo, Bretagne; March 2013;
Empty bathing pool on the other side of the Atlantic.
Carnac, Bretagne; March 2013;
Spirit and ghost trees in enchanted forests.
Manchester, England; January 2013;
Petals like lace cascading.
Jonesville, Virginia; January 2013;
The last evening at home.
Roan Mountain, Tennessee; October 2012;
Mediterranean Donkeys waiting for pretzels.
Asheville, North Carolina; October 2012;
Buffalo Mountain; September 2012;
The moon and our headlights, the only things to see.
Sulphur Spring, Tennessee; September 2012;
White barns in blue twilight.
Harmony, Tennessee; August 2012;
White cows, clouds.
Istanbul, Turkey; June 2012.
Hollyhock in neon pink glow
Fethiye, Turkey; June 2012;
Seuss-like flowers with summer sun.
Olympos, Turkey; May 2012;
Ancient ruins in the green river washing toward the sea.
Kütahya, Turkey; May 2012;
Sun setting through chimneys and clouds.
Harran, Turkey; April 2012;
Goat grazing near the metallic dome in the land of sparkling gowns.
Şanlıurfa, Turkey; April 2012;
White fish emerges from the depths then disappears.
The Space Around Us All; April 2012;
The most intimate of gooseberries.
Iznik, Turkey; April 2012;
A dreamworld I stumbled into, an orchard with olive trees and violets.
Iznik Lake, Turkey; April 2012;
A duck diving toward the submerged Nicene church.
Myra, Turkey; April 2012;
Abandoned cave tombs from the Lycian times.
Mediterranean Seashore, Turkey; March 2012;
A tree from another dimension.
Kaş, Turkey; March 2012;
A goose dancing the swan lake.
Konya, Turkey; February 2012;
The heavy snow weighs down the things we built.
Fethiye, Turkey; February 2012;
The Ties that Bind, sitting sleepily.
Yanıklar, Turkey; February 2012
Synchronized ducks, swimming.
Edirne, Turkey; January 2012;
Birds over domes in the Balkans with sun shining through snowfilled atmosphere.
The Sea of Marmara, Turkey; December 2011;
Ships depart into the mist of eternity.
Bursa, Turkey; December 2011;
Life retakes the old castle wall while Ulu Mountain heralds the sun.
Phrygian Valley, Turkey; November 2011;
The land of Aesop and King Midas, where all the earth seems golden.
Aizanoi, Turkey; November 2011;
Wild turkeys, electric glowing gobblers, and one with rainbow tail.
Jekyll Island, Georgia; June 2011;
Wasteland, island, desert(ed).
Night Sky Over Georgia, March 2010;
The moon departs from new leaves of coming Spring.
Atlantic Ocean; November 2010;
Seabirds chase us as the sun departs.
Athens, Georgia; July 2010;
Rosy Maple Moth waits for true love.
Kendricks Creek Valley, Tennessee; July 2010;
Turkey Buzzard near the Old Highway.
Pacific Coast, California; June 2010;
Wildflowers along the shore, waves crashing onto boulders.
Snake River Plain, Idaho; May 2010;
Sunbeams falling over flatlands.
Eastern Wyoming; May 2010
Endless expanses of green toward endless expanses of blue
Black Hills, South Dakota; May 2010;
Towers of rocks, sparkling stones in a sacred land.
Badlands, South Dakota; May 2010;
Earth rocks like moon rocks.
Stickleyville, Virginia; December 2009;
Snow in the valleys of the Appalachians.
Jonesville, Virginia; December 2009;
Deer in the snowy field beside the forest of my childhood.
Clouds above the United States; July 2009;
Clouds like a sea covering the earth.
Athens, Georgia; March 2009;
Watching this red-tail hawk as he was watching me (for hours) in the snow.
Jonesville, Virginia; December 2008;
The one-eyed cardinal through binoculars.
Johnson City, Tennessee; June 2008;
A 17-year cicada dances with our fingers in the Tennessee manifestation.
Istanbul, Turkey; May 2008;
A bag floating in the Sea of Marmara that says “believe”, surrounded by jellyfish.
Boone Lake, Tennessee; Circa 2006;
Crawdad Clasping the Light
I do maintain that to take a direct interest in the beauty of nature…is always the mark of a good soul. -Immanuel Kant
For those to whom a stone reveals itself as sacred, its immediate reality is transmuted into supernatural reality. In other words, for those who have a religious experience all nature is capable of revealing itself as cosmic sacrality. -Mircea Eliade