Elemental — of, relating to, or of the nature of the four elements, earth, water, air, and fire, or any one of them…from the Medieval Latin word elementālis, dating back to 1485-95.
Across the face of the field
the chill clouding-over
of a sudden storm sky
~Saigyo (B Watson: Poems of a Mountain Home)
A railroad bridge over the Colorado River, the sixth largest river in the United States. It flows through 7 states, 11 national parks and mountains, as well as, two nations. After decades of over-allocation, overuse, and manipulation it is now a part of American Rivers’ Most Endangered Rivers.
I hope you take a few moments to view this video…the awe, beauty, and power of “the American Nile” as it wanders from the Rocky Mountains to the Sea of Cortez.
The past, present, and future…in a moment of time. In your mind’s eye, do you see the generations of past dandelions—sleeping soundly within each protective seed shell? Each kernel attached to a fragile parachute, waiting for a gentle summer breeze, trusting in an unknown tomorrow’s life-giving rain, sun, and soil for its awakening.
Delta sharing a picture that symbolizes transitions, change, and the passing of time.