finally, it’s spring. or more like summer, but whatever.
From a 1970s Polish nature journal.
[warning: google translations…yet they can be poetic in their own way]
“Are spruce, children,
snow holy night,
clearer from the candles.
Beauty is Poland’s winter.
-Mieczyslaw Jastrun, Tale of Our Land (fragment)”
“the mountain mist crawled. Pregnant clouds rain down […] August.
Gray fumes cling to steep slopes. Light clouds floated
airily to the winds, which smoked the white clouds of steam as the tops of volcanoes …
And somewhere behind the mist reverberating from afar – pathetic (?) deer roar and hum eagerly advances in the gulf stream.
Fearless was grazing, releasing the occasional thick grunts, not a challenge to
fight the unworthy, but rather a warning to them, and there resides the Lord of the forest, crowned
in a wonderful wreath of twenty branches…
-Julian Ejsmond, In the forest”
I guess it could be somewhat offensive to the photographers that I’m recommending their images as desktop wallpaper. But it just means I think it’s a great photo! If I had money and owned a house I would recommend photographs I like as “things to buy prints of and frame” but until then my computers have the only walls I’m allowed to wallpaper. Even so, I will change the name of these posts from now on.
The stars in that last image are really amazing. I recommend other photos in “Cap’n Surly’s” stream as well. Very dramatic! There’s also some silhouettes of horses, which turn out to be a monument that I’ve never heard of despite living in Washington and visiting various points along the Columbia river. I need to see this someday.
I’m in the mood for color this month, and this seemed to go with the back-to-school-ness of my life (click the image to go to its home):
And check out this feature “35 Beautiful examples of Nature Photography“. It’s pretty breathtaking.