Lilac

1. Lilac

May Night The spring is fresh and fearlessAnd every leaf is new,The world is brimmed with moonlight,The lilac brimmed with dew. Here in the moving shadowsI catch my breath and sing —My heart is fresh and fearlessAnd over-brimmed with...
The Crystal Field

2. The Crystal Field

The air is blue and keen and coldAnd in a shining sheath enrolled.Each branch, each twig, each blade of grassSeems clad miraculously with glass. This poem is a modification of “A Crystal Forest” by William Sharp from the book:...
Lichen

3. Lichen

Springtime in the Rockies, Lichen (Excerpt) BY LEW WELCH All these years I overlooked them in theracket of the rest, thissymbiotic splash of plant and fungus feedingon rock, on sun, a little moisture, air —tiny acid-factories...
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Ghosts Haunt the Lava Beds

Ghosts Haunt the Lava Beds
The history of the Lava Beds National Monument is rough, with a bloody history of the Modoc Indian War.  Many people died there during the war under horrible circumstances.  Do their spirits live...

A 1491 World Map

A 1491 World Map

A map created German cartographer Henricus Martellus (aka Heinrich Hammer) in 1491 depicts the world as known to Europeans at that time. Recent studies reveal more details than ever seen before.

Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owls are Great!

Rainbows

Rainbows

The Rainbow by Charles Lamb
After the tempest in the sky
How sweet yon rainbow to the eye!

Watching Goslings

Watching Goslings
Watching is a great thing to do and goslings are a great addition to our world.  Anders Tomlinson was watching goslings at Harriman Springs Resort and Marina on Oregon’s Klamath Lake and made...

Hostible

Hostible

Hostible.com is a new website platform designed for hosts, especially amateurs, to bring their offerings to a broader audience and for adventurers to find new opportunities.

Sunrise

Sunrise

Sunrise – I see the spectacle of morning from the hilltop over against my house, from daybreak to sunrise, with emotions which an angel might share.

REI Introduces ZipAll

REI Introduces ZipAll
  REI continually develops new products for those of us that enjoy exploring the outdoors.  Today they announced their latest clothing product, the ZipAll.  This outfit is incredibly designed...

Perspective

Perspective

Changing our perspective . . . sometimes it’s easy.

Introducing Great in the World

Introducing Great in the World

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