Prince Of The Forest 3

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The young prince treads gently over the moss laden earth. His keen ears constantly zero in on every noise. As the soft mist floats by he moves to a spot where the lichens grow to feed. He seems to be completely at ease with the big blue truck slowly drifting along beside him. The park is his domain and he sees humans and trucks every day.

It’s a safe bet that he knew of my presence long before I saw him. Those ears that are angled backwards are keen enough that he can probably hear my heartbeat. I try to remember to breathe in long slow breaths to keep my heartbeat in sync with his. The ploy seems to work as he looks into the window of the truck for a moment and goes back to his meal. Not wanting to disturb him too much I lift my foot from the break and idle away. I want the deer to continue to be completely comfortable with my presence in hopes that I’ll be able to get closer next time.

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Tears Of The Rose

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The gray sky continued to drizzle rain into the mountains throughout most of the Fall. As I softly tread the wet ground the rose hips catch my eye. The raindrops hang like tiny crystals catching the light of sun.

The longer I looked the more they resembled Christmas decorations. Rose hips were popular winter decor in Victorian times. Especially in rural areas where fine blown glass was not as easy to come by and in a time when plastic decorations were less prevalent if they even existed. ( officially, plastic was invented in 1907 but wasn’t widely used until the 1960s).

Trimming the tree and brightening up the home was a family activity. Instead of a wreath made of plastic pine needles real evergreens were hand crafted fresh every year with the process being a bonding experience. Embellishments often included the bright red berries of roses, harvested nuts and various other fruits. The shared life experience with friends and family was part of the gift and not just the acquisition of stuff.

It comes to mind now that perhaps the droplets that hand so delicately from the red berries are tears. Perhaps the rose misses taking it’s place in the celebration and the families that brought it into their homes for the holidays.

We live in a world where the wonders of technology enables us to do things that our ancestors couldn’t even comprehend. Don’t let it take away from the experience of life. Do things together.

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The Stillness

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The big blue truck is parked on the edge of the marsh as I scan the landscape for any sign of life. Just a few short months ago this place was teeming with wildlife and the air was full of bird’s songs. Today even the wind seems to be idle as I continue to search the sea of cattail hoping for a glimpse of colorful feathers.

Image Titled “The Stillness 2”

The lone tree in the middle of the marsh caught my eye. It’s the only tree on this side of the road. It seemed to be longing for the birds to return home and fill it with the joyful calls and cackles. The marsh rose bears it’s brilliant red hips with no eye to behold it’s gift except for the seeker who stands on the edge of the cattails.

Image Titled “The Rose’s Second Gift”

I turned my attention to the sky above and the clouds are thick and heavy with melancholy. Surely they will soon begin weeping over the sleeping landscape.

I turned once more to my big blue truck and decided that I should continue to seek out the wildlife in another area when in the distance something rattled the dry leaves of the cattails. I spun around just in time to see the blue jay as it deftly plucked a rose hip from out of the thorns. He didn’t tarry long but swiftly returned to the thick cover of the cattail leaves. From deep within the marsh he gave an angry call. He wasn’t happy to a human near his feeding grounds. Then another jay called out in response and his call was echoed by several more. There was life in the marsh after all. And where there are jays there are Cardnials and Thrashers and many more.

Just because life isn’t obvious doesn’t really mean that it’s missing. Sometimes it’s just a season of stillness and seasons change. At the time of this writing the new light is just hours away. The sun will begin to rise earlier and set later. The winter is the season of the returning light. And with it will come new life.

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Rainy Days On The Kanawha River

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The rain falls gently into the landscape surrounding my Appalachian home. Each drop momentarily dances on the Kanawha River before merging with the waters and joining in the flow. I often wonder about the hidden landscapes beneath the rivers. The lake is drained every year and even though it’s never really completely empty we can still see much of what’s hidden. The old foundations of Gad and the broken roads become visible.

The hidden landscape of Salmon Run including an underwater bridge.

But whatever lays beneath the deep places of the river are always a mystery.  I imagine deep canyons  patrolled by packs walleye and dark underwater caves guarded by monstrous catfish.   I wonder if they look up with same sense of simple amazement at the ripples on the surface? Do they understand their connection to the sky and know that their world falls from the heavens in tiny little drops that dance in joy before joining the great flow towards the oceans?

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Kanawha Falls In Amber

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The morning mists now linger well into the afternoon as the rain gently lands in Kanawha River. If it wasn’t for the tiny splashes of rain the water above the hydroelectric plant would have given a perfect reflection of the amber leaves rising out of the falls. The trees that grow on the rocks out in the middle of the river have defied all odds to claim this spot where the water often rages through and threatens to tear them from the rocks. And yet not only are they able to hold themselves in place but, they do so with grace and beauty. Their roots may be shallow but they are strong and they hold tight to the rock.

To survive and even thrive in harsh conditions is an accomplishment but to do so with enough grace that it imparts a sense of peace is real strength.

The big blue truck provides a nice window to soak in the tranquility as I idled in the parking lot of the Glen Ferris Inn. It’s so much easier to appreciate the beauty of a cool Fall day with heater on. I Hit the button that rolls down the window and began to shoot as the water carried my cares over the falls and washed them out of sight downstream.

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