Starting tomorrow, I will resume taking pictures of Bend, Oregon, since I have now returned from almost two weeks of fishing and camping in British Columbia. Some of you asked that I post some photos from that trip, but, to do such, deviates from my purpose of a Bend daily blog. I include only this one picture, which describes symbolically my experience of the past weeks. It is the simple composition of quiet firs leaning into an exciting, intense jigsaw-puzzle sky, highlighted by a fissure running like a pale, blue river full of bays, fjords and inlets among the golden-bordered earthen clouds. It floats us through a majestic and impenetrable, fluid world so remote from the hubbub of transient civilization. I see its parts and feel its whole and am amazed.