Sequoia Gigantea, the Redwoods of the Sierra Nevada are the largest living things on the planet. These trees are also among the oldest living things, all have endured fire. Sequoia seeds do not germinate until competing trees in the understory have been removed by fire.
Though hard to understand at times, difficulty, dealt with well, refines us, and we are yet wiser, more capable, after.
Sending support to all with difficulty, maybe that's all of us….
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come in, and stay a while, it is your house.
Dance on the still waters at sunset
or race as wind on a cloud.
Seep in grass valleys. as fog.
In evening’s still, pause, as air,
to slide back down canyons from whence it came.
Chill with winter’s first snow.
glisten at dawn.
Find solitude in oceans of steep clean granite,
wonder at glaciers
Play on desert sand,
bask in the quiet.
Notice the singularity of winter's lowest spring tide.
Feel thunder’s explosion,
lightning’s cleaving power, the pervasiveness gale-blown water in the air.
Revel in the majesty of the ocean’s waves,
let the peace of waves lapping on alpine lakeshore lull you away....
put in perspective,....
soft wet moss,
shaded by eons of trees and rock.
Understand the rhythm of the seasons,
recorded in tree rings, in bedding planes,
and the erratic miles from the canyon.
listen to a quiet moment,
as a Kingfisher pauses,
or thrill, as a Golden Eagle glides close by.
be humbled, as swallows show how it is done,
inches from the cliffs, inches from death, fearless.
Awe at ephemeral blooms in hard and remote places, timeless.
13 TOP Google+ Photos for November 8 | Plus Extract
13 awesome TOP photos published by Google+ photography enthusiasts on November 8.