Beautiful Nebraska

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Infinite cornfield

Infinite cornfield

Rows of corn
press their ears
to the sun –
stretching
forever towards
the horizon.

 

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Skyline sentry

Originally posted on The ancient eavesdropper:

Aloft screeches the skyline sentry,

perched on drooping cedar bough,

wide yellow eyes scanning for earthbound morsels,

head rotating to catch the slightest breath or footfall,

as whispers of wind stroke its mottled feathered horns.

The night begins with the rustle of foliage. 

Talons unclasped and wings spread wide,

locked in a silent swooping glide,

its reach connects with flesh and bone – 

one tiny heartbeat flutters and expires.

All lies still under the watch of an owl.

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Violet twilight

The blue sky of day
& pitch black of night
coalesce in the
violet twilight.

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Tahkenitch Lake, Oregon Coast

Tahkenitch Lake

About 3,000 to 4,000 years ago, Tahkenitch Lake is believed to have been an ocean estuary. Large earthquakes caused the dunes to shift, cutting it off from the Pacific Ocean, now 1.6 miles away (http://wikimapia.org/5881468/Tahkenitch-Lake). According to The Northwest Coast: A Natural History (Schultz 2011, page 244), “the single most striking contribution of the dunes to the ecology of the West Coast is their creation of lakes. In the Northwest, mountains rise abruptly from the shoreline, leaving little level ground for lakes. If not for the dunes, perhaps over 90% of these lakes would not exist.”

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

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Billowing
above the
charred
silhouettes
of trees -
a fire burns
in the sky -
clouds ignited
by the sun.

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Cabbage patch

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