The Rose has always been a symbol of pure love, strength, and endurance. It is that capacity to endure that makes the rose one of the hardiest representatives from the plant World. Lightning is a form of...Enlightenment, Unfortunately, in a place where fire danger exists constantly, as it does here, there is the very real threat of DANGER....i watched this storm approach recently with such blackness, it looked like Night
over the Mountains to the East and North, where Yosemite is, so close by. And when this storm hits, suddenly
it hits like a brainstorm! When a Storm appears, fortify, be ready for what approaches...this is the Metaphor of Life we all face on the Planet, actually. It is the power to endure that opens the way toward this
[ Inlightenment ]
Do not hide, but
Learn to ride...
Fearlessly Free form.
Rose in the Storm.... Being off the Grid and living in remote & beautiful places like the Foothills by Yosemite,
the High Desert of Taos and the wild Coast of Maine,( as well as the Top where the Border of Canada) has made it easy to do my favorite thing (besides cooking); watching storms...of course, its always more fun at home, watching a Storm approach while you sip a Port by the Window...which I did while shooting this ! The rose was one i grew, the first of the season; California is great that way...I will revisit this piece, maybe with a different edit (i'm still getting used to electricity, LOL)
For now , this one features the great sound of Sambhu (SHOM-BOO) who is one of my favourite guitarists, as well as people, in Taos. Cheers, enjoy the storm!
There is a glow on the Horizon.
Cherish All Life
All the People
All the Creatures
You meet & Love,
every chance you get. Peace.