A luminous…

halo.
 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.

Virginia Woolf

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…

On death…

in life.

DSC_1904I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful and rich an expression of life as growth.

Henry Miller

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.