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Mountains of Change and Energy


Double Rainbow Says It’s So

I always thought change was fluid…but the Yellowstone mountains constantly change.

The mountains teach me change is solid. Yet each hour is different.

My Shadow Points to Change

Cloud shadows, sun, peaks, rain, hills, snow, sand, boulders, gravel, grasses,

Starburst of Mountain Thistle

flowers, streams, trees, lakes, pines, fire, cactus, sagebrush, dandelions and daisies. Grizzlies, buffalo,

Buffalo Roam Free Through American History

white pelicans, wolves, antelope, elk, snakes, fish… all call it home.

Water Mountain Sky

Big Sky—Montana.

History of the Ages Etched

Shirred cliffs—with history etched on the walls of ancient glacial fissions.

Parched acres of charred pine trunks, witness the change and birth by fire.

Lighting strikes. Leaves a touchstone of nature’s power, ignites. The infectious flames consume until the sky quells death—with snow, rain.

Winds blow the torch of fiery death and sow the seed of new life.

Charred trunks, stripped of ornamental glory stand erect as ship’s masts. Other giant poles felled—criss-cross the forest’s floor—make room for the future. Beds of nutrients remain; spawn.

New green covers the land, sprouts pine—its young promise cleared to grow.

Shadows Hold the Energy of the Future

God Bless America our beautiful land of the free.

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6 thoughts on “Mountains of Change and Energy

  1. Your insight is as rich as the landscape. A road trip is good for the soul, the freedom we have, like the Buffalo, should never be taken for granted. Welcome back.

  2. How beautiful ! When I think about “Americas greatest Idea ” Yellowstone overwhelms me so hard to explain how moved I was by this earth . In that busy place, the people working were so happy to be in all that beauty. Made me very thankful for this wonderful country and the forethought of our elders to preserve the land for our enjoyment. If you get a chance go… I can’t wait to go back!

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