Because my computer access is so limited (I'm at the library doing this), I will just send some photo clips today, and hope to have greater access when I get to California next week:
So far so good:
This is the way I feel under the New Mexico and Arizona sky:
Whoever you are: step out of doors tonight,
Out of the room that lets you feel secure.
Infinity is open to your sight.
Whoever you are.
With eyes that have forgotten how to see
From viewing things already too well-known,
Lift up into the dark a huge, black tree
And put it in the heavens: tall, alone.
And you have made the world and all you see.
It ripens like the words still in your mouth.
And when at last you comprehend its truth,
Then close your eyes and gently set it free.
~ Dana Gioia ~
(Interrogations at Noon)
Their reputation for delicious homemade pie reached me at a camping spot, so of course with my sweet tooth I had to sample the local color:
So, of course, I ate lightly at dinner:
In Springerville, AZ, I enjoyed a lovely bike ride:
More to come!