when seconds matter.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
Life is made up of seconds and minutes that roll into each other at an alarming pace.
Strewn between these moments are events better understood when viewed in slow motion.
Seconds matter, they change our lives in unimaginable ways.
Make them count…
Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi- transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end.
Sometimes the image finds the quote while other times the quote finds the image, either way I’m happy when I can find words that expand on what I’m feeling when I photograph.
I remember the first time that I saw a halo and the geek in me rushed home to find out what created it.
That was the beginning of my occasional e-mail chats with Les Cowley of atoptics, a man very generous with his knowledge, and the start of my passion for studying ice crystals in the atmosphere.
These words today though, a semi transparent envelope, as it refers to life deeply resonate with me.
The 22 degree halo in this image appeared fleetingly as we drank from the waters where two glacial brooks converged.
Don’t forget to look up, day or night, and let the luminous beauty of nature envelop you.
You won’t be sorry you did…
I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful and rich an expression of life as growth.
Death is as much a part of life as living is.
In nature, in relationships, and in dreams there comes a time to make peace with what is and be willing to start a new chapter.
There is beauty in its finality and hope in its expression.