It is my understanding that Social Distancing is the catch phrase of the month so in that regard I headed up to Delta CG along the S. Fork of the McKenzie River. Fresh snow over night added to the interest and in the keeping with the phrase of the month I distanced myself and did not see another soul when I was out wandering. It was not really very cold, freezing, but it was great to see the sun lighting up the frozen landscape.
I just want to include one more image of a place I have photographed many times with moderate success. Such was the case again on the snowy morning.
Additionally I got this poem via my Bend friend Krayna and it seems so appropriate to be included in this post and was on my mind this morning. My thanks to her for sharing it with me.
The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry
When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.