Nature Photography by Gary D. Tonhouse


A new morning beckons
As the fog slips away
All nature is waking
Night melts into day

Sweet fragrance of grasses
Touched gently with dew
Bring memories and heartstopping
Dreams we once knew

How many brave souls
Wandered over these plains?
To find something better..
Their footsteps remain

Look close at the beauty
You see it, I know
And remember the prairies
Keep them safe, keep them whole

Karen Shaw Matteson
2001



He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity's sun rise.
~William Blake
"Eternity"

Karen's Note: Blake shares his wisdom that life's joys are fleeting and best held in an open hand. The things that really matter are the things we cannot replace.







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