DAILY PHOTO: Two Views of Stone Mountain Lake

Taken in July of 2013 at Stone Mountain, Georgia

POEM: Traveling Companion

On mountain trails, the sound of running water
— burbling or rushing —
is a stalwart companion.

Even the rushing water, rushes lazily,
having surrendered to gravity.

Stagnation requiring an act of might —
a Herculean struggle against the flow —
that no drop can muster.

Should an unfortunate splash
spray a drop into a rocky pool,
even then,
time will insist it give itself to condensation.

All paths lead to the sea,
but no two paths are the same.

DAILY PHOTO: Yellow Water Crowfoot

Taken in April of 2012 at Yellow River Park

DAILY PHOTO: Snake in a Creek

Taken at the Reynolds Nature Preserve in Morrow, Georgia in July of 2012

DAILY PHOTO: Muscovy Duck, Struttin’ and Primpin’

Taken at General Coffee State Park in the Autumn of 2011