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Olympic Staircase Sunlight and Shadow | by JamesWatkins
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Olympic Staircase Sunlight and Shadow

Better Large- Olympic National Park and Forest offer shots in all different directions. It is just a matter of settling down on a few of the best shots, and then hope to come back another day. Rainwater makes the leaves and colors sparkle and late sunlight adds to the contrast and pallet. Olympic is Spearmint Land at its best. Going coastal next time around, but this quiet place in the mountain and the woods is gonna be hard to beat!

 

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DOORWAYS (JHWatkins)

 

Our lives are spent near doorways,

Corridors between heaven and earth-

Mechanisms of the spirit-

Power grids with junctions-

On the borders of decisions-

And destiny generations.

 

Many have sensed them,

Watched and known

Channels of change,

Releasing forces,

That seasons have sown

Since the beginning-

Leaving footsteps to follow.

 

Some found them

Under redwood cathedrals,

Soft canopy mists,

Where winter rains washed

The soul survivors,

That could not have grown

Until they had gone

To sing in arenas of angels.

 

Others surprised the morning,

Resisting by rolling waters,

Speaking to dawn stars,

Bidding the night adieu-

Where the quiet

Was louder than the roaring future,

And, left with one clean choice,

Lit the fuse

That started the fire-

And changed the world.

 

James Watkins

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Taken on May 8, 2011