weekly photo challenge: resilient

They ask me where’s the sense

on jasper mountains?

I laugh and don’t reply,

in heart’s own quiet:

Peach petals float their streams

away in secret

To other skies and earths

than those of mortals

~Li Po*


Resilient: multiple exposure images of the ever-changing landscape along Hwy. 287 between Laramie, Wyoming and Fort Collins, Colorado in combination with Li Po’s poem, In the Mountains: A reply to the Vulgar”  reflect the resilience of time and words.


Li Po and Tu Fu

A Cooper

CEO’s B&W Photo Challenge: Any Tracks & Trains


This section of railroad tracks is from a small rural community in eastern Wyoming…as we wandered through this part of America, it  was not uncommon to see abandoned buildings which seem to be symbolic of discarded hopes and dreams.

This image “Discarded” is submitted in response to CEO’s B@W Photo Challenge: Any Tracks or Trains

five folds one cloth



One of the current campaigns listed on Indiegogo, Five Folds One Cloth, tells us about a family invested in donating their home in St. Louis to charity and living their dream to:

st louis home

Purchase land near Laramie, Wyoming where we currently reside. Procure bees, animals (sheep, goats and chickens) as well as equipment necessary to keep them. Your donations will enable us to become self sufficient by enabling us to sell the goods that are produced by the animals. Also you will help preserve a piece of Wyoming where the land and sky meet for generations upon generations. While the population in Wyoming is only 576,412 in 2013 it’s land is quietly being vanquished by commercial interest. If the goals are met then portions of land will be locked from development via conservation trusts. Keeping it pure throughout time.

Five Folds One Cloth is not about a man trying to make it rich but it is about a father trying to give his family and other families something that will last well after I am gone. 

To become part of this campaign of hopes and dreams or for addtional information, please visit Five Folds One Cloth

Indiegogo is a crowdfunding solution that empowers ideas and enables people to donate funds easily.  On their site (http://www.indiegogo.com/about/our-story) they note that their mission is to provide a welcoming, supportive community that embraces collaboration, fearlessness and authenticity. “You provide the passion, we’ll provide industry leading tools and support to help you promote your campaign and raise funds quickly, easily and securely.”
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weekly photo challenge: horizon

Every life is a point of view directed upon the universe. Strictly speaking, what one life sees no other can. Every individual, . . . is an organ, for which there can be no substitute, constructed for the apprehension of truth . . . Without the development, the perpetual change and the inexhaustible series of adventures which constitute life, the universe, or absolutely valid truth, would remain unknown . . . Reality happens to be like a landscape, possessed of an infinite number of perspectives, all equally veracious and authentic. The sole false perspective is that which claims to be the only one there is. ~José Ortega y Gasset


visit WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge to view additional images submitted for this week’s theme:  horizon.


weekly photo challenge: saturated

“I’ve waited for you

for a long time” – for your song,

my mountain cuckoo   ~Issa*

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This week, show us a photo of whatever you’d like, but make sure it’s saturated. It can be black and white, a single color, a few hues, or a complete rainbow riot; just make sure it’s rich and powerful. Let’s turn the comments into an instant mood-booster!

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 *cited in:

The Spring of my Life

Trans: Sam Hamill