Jul. 18, 2017

Last week I visit the Loire Valley and stayed with long standing friends of mine. It was a magical time and I was inspired to photograph and write the following. I hope you enjoy.

Jul. 18, 2017
Jul. 18, 2017

He joins Nature
to build a forest
Pine and Oak
six stories high
saplings seeded
on sandy soil

Sweet Chestnut
threaten a coup
though one is king
sprinkling of Cedar
imported Holly
hold their own

There is his side
to the bargain
clear briars here
fell trees there
shape vision lines
cull dead growth

mind winter floods
reshape ditch drains
pull hundred year old
stubborn stumps
build lanes to walk
make human space

A lifetime passion

Jul. 18, 2017
Jul. 9, 2017

When I sit in front of the screen my default pattern is to freeze. What will I say, what will I write, what am thinking about? What I am doing now feels easier. I notice that as time moves on I am drawn to earlier times and this is what came out. I wrote this earlier in the year. I would love your comments.