Monday, July 20, 2009

Looking Skyward


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.

3 comments:

tapirgal said...

The photo is stunning, the clouds so unusual, and, as always, your writing says things I would never have thought about. I love the bit about the puzzle pieces making the whole.

Small City Scenes said...

Welcome back, I suppose. We all have to come back sooner or later.
From the looks of your photo I would say you enjoyed your experience. MB

Jacob said...

Well, I'm glad you're back and I'm sure you had a great time if this photo is any indication...

Now...the least you could do is tell us about the fishing and maybe show a picture of the fishes you caught...right?