DAILY PHOTO: Green Mountains, Himachal Pradesh

Taken in June of 2015 in Great Himalayan National Park, Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh

DAILY PHOTO: Stone & Sky, Arabia Mountain Park

Taken in 2009 at Arabia Mountain Park in Georgia; with a splash of red diamorpha

DAILY PHOTO: Stone Mountain Lake

Taken in the summer of 2011 in Stone Mountain Park

POEM: Rush

Rushing water carves rock and clay away,
gouging out a statement in nature’s hand.
Water spatter creates a misty spray,
stinging sharply as pelted with wet sand.

A foamy ridge takes a serpentine form
on the glassy warp field glazing brook stones.
This wild water isn’t born of savage storm;
it’s the effortless effort of Zen koans.

My camera fails to capture the calm scene,
but blurs it into a tiny tempest,
transforming a mundane forest stream
into a world scarring menace.

In these rapids I see a tsunami
washing over isles of Izanami.

DAILY PHOTO: Waterfall & Ruins in Monochrome

Taken on March 16, 2013 at Arabia Mountain Park