“In order to see birds, it is necessary to become part of the silence.” ~ Robert Lynd
“Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you. But if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and softly sit upon your shoulder.” ~ The Daily Crescent (1848)
(Feature photo courtesy of: Dark Sky Int’l,
photographer Tyler Nordgren)
It’s been a month already and I’m still longing to get back to The Big Bend. The stars of west Texas — absent from my own light-washed sky near Houston — have been burned into my retinal memory and haunt my dreams. I can’t see them here, but I know they’re there. I am thankful for the talents of time lapse photographers like Kenneth Edwards below so that I can visit the sky virtually, whenever I feel the need.
I can’t wait to get back to TBB. Counting the days…
“I don’t see the desert as barren at all; I see it as full and ripe. It doesn’t need to be flattered with rain. It certainly needs rain, but it does with what it has, and creates amazing beauty.” ~ Joy Harjo