Light moves through

Their Own Vast World

We were all hiking out to Elowah Falls, great cascade of postcardliness, and there was this: cracks of rock with moss and succulents and more, and it was Everything. The varying mineral composition of the rock and layering lava flows meant different strengths, met with water running and freezing exquisite fractures. Varying winds brought birds and seeds that found ground and grew toward changing angles of light, fed by atmosphere and their own yearnings. All of it still and shifting, an entire cosmos of creation colluding to exude small moments of color and air that are their own vast worlds.

 

 

 

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10 responses

  1. Hidden tiny nature. Great photos 🙂

    December 23, 2011 at 7:28 am

    • Noel Tendick

      So much is waiting to be discovered, right? Thank you Nandini.

      December 24, 2011 at 10:28 pm

  2. What simple and wonderful photos, Noel. The beauty in simple things. Hope 2012 is good for you. 🙂

    January 1, 2012 at 10:20 am

    • Noel Tendick

      2012 is off to a good start, and I hope it’s a good one for you too. Thanks for the visit.

      January 2, 2012 at 5:22 pm

  3. That top image is very eye catching Noel. i like the colours, composition and the fading glory of the tiny flower.
    Happy 2012 to you.

    January 3, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    • Noel Tendick

      Thank you Karen – I appreciate you noticing that bit of fading away. To the new year!

      January 4, 2012 at 9:41 pm

  4. great shots! Do you know what kind of succulent that is in the 2nd shot?

    January 4, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    • Noel Tendick

      Thanks Nick! I believe it’s in the family of stonecrop succulents, but I couldn’t narrow it down farther than this.

      January 4, 2012 at 9:46 pm

  5. I love the photos of these flowers. Happy New Year, Noel!

    January 5, 2012 at 8:36 am

    • Noel Tendick

      Thank you Amberr! And to you!

      January 5, 2012 at 1:32 pm

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