Draw nigh, weary child, Find shelter, rest, shade. Let's muse on the wild, The places you've strayed. Summon up a stream, River, brook, creek, rill. They flow where they dream, Bring life where they spill. Evoke clouds, wind, light - Observers on high. Not earthbound. In flight! Bear witness; pass by. Tarry. Soon you'll go, … Continue reading Eye See You
You've been enjoying our comparison photos, right? I didn't hear you. RIGHT? That's better. Today, let's - as they say in Poker - show our hands. European (on the left -- your left, as you are facing the screen) vs American (on the right). And no, that was not meant to be a political statement. … Continue reading Same/Difference: Hands Across the Water
"When life hands us lemons, children, what do we do?" All together: "Make lemonade!" "And when God closes a door?" <crickets> "Anyone?" <crickets> "Chad, you know this. Think of windows!" Chad: "...we make window-ade?" <giggling> Chad: "Am I close?" "Sorry, no. Think of what opens." Chad: "...we make window shades?" <sigh> "No. Anyone else?" … Continue reading Roadside Art: Stained Glass Windows
I find that it's best to take one step at a time and cross each bridge as they come to you. ~ Michael Stuhlbarg I hear you, Michael. You're talking about getting your steps in for the day, right? Which would you choose: Stairs? Bridges? Stair bridges? Sorry, I'm tired. I wish I could take … Continue reading Bridge or Stairs?
Unable to decide between California or Chicago vacations, and waiting for the universe to send you a sign? Good news! Campfire Tales is here to help, just as with International Parks. Having both roamed across California AND visited Chicago in the past year, here are the "signs" that guided my trips. First, the ONLY California … Continue reading Sign Off: California vs. Chicago Vacations
Rest. Get it? "For rest." For rest, for rest, forest. (groans) Aww, man! Tough crowd. Other great tree posts: Tree Dreaming The Fall of the Pioneer Cabin Tree Wednesday Words on the Wild: Trees