April in Yellowstone 


“It is the soul that sees; the outward eyes

present the object, but the mind descries.

We see nothing till we truly understand it.”

John Constable








I have been a visitor of Yellowstone for the past 22 years. This year I will work here, live here and have the time to understand this place and share it.   

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The Roosevelt Arch is a rusticatedtriumphal arch at the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Gardiner, Montana, USA. Constructed under the supervision of the U.S. Army at Fort Yellowstone, its cornerstone was laid down by President of the United StatesTheodore Roosevelt in 1903. The top of the arch is inscribed with a quote from the Organic Act of 1872, the legislation which created Yellowstone, which reads "For the Benefit and Enjoyment of the People."

The Colors of Yellowstone 


Light is therefore color . J. M. W. Turner



Landscape 


“Landscapes we must owe something to the eye of the beholder. ”

Mary Lascelles

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It was still early, and the sun's lower limb was just free of the hill, his rays, ungenial and peering, addressed the eye rather than the touch as yet.” 

Thomas Hardy



Water


“At the time of Lewis and Clark, setting the prairies on fire was a well-known signal that meant, ‘Come down to the water.’ It was an extravagant gesture, but we can’t do less. If the landscape reveals one certainty, it is that the extravagant gesture is the very stuff of creation. After the extravagant gesture of creation in the first place, the universe has continued to deal exclusively in extravagances, flinging intricacies and colossi down aeons of emptiness, heaping profusions on profligacies with ever fresh vigor. The whole show has been on fire from the word go. I come down to the water to cool my eyes. But everywhere I look, I see fire: that which isn’t flint is tinder, and the whole world sparks and flames.”

Annie Dillard

Wildlife


“The smaller the creature, the bolder its spirit.”
Suzy Kassem

Patterns 



“The natural world is built upon common motifs and patterns. Recognizing patterns in nature creates a map for locating yourself in change, and anticipation what is yet to come.”
Sharon Weil

Clouds 


“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”
Rabindranath Tagore

Flight 


“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
Leonardo da Vinci

The Path


“A path is a prior interpretation of the best way to traverse a landscape.”
Rebecca Solnit

Yellowstone in Black and White 


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