Thursday, February 4, 2010

Of Earth and Sky


Smell the pungent juniper

Feel the gentle power of beauty

Ancient Black Rock hunches on the distant horizon

A dark cloud above means rain will soon be upon us

The awesome monolith at your feet is Tse Na'ashjee'ii - Spider Rock

Holy Spider Woman taught the People how to weave

There is purity and strength here

And places sacred to the People

Places strong in the oneness 

of earth and sky and all things
I am indeed it's child....absolutely I am earth's child
Navajo Song of the Earth

Text from the Navajo dedication at Canon de Chelley Monument

Photographs of the Navajo Nation
Eastern Arizona/Southern Utah
Canon de Chelley and Monument Valley
©trryan - 2009


Kathie Brown said...

Once again TR, I have never been here but now I want to go. Fantastic photos! I, too, am a child of the earth. I want to be outside. I love to be outside. I know the power of beauty. Thank you for showing it to us.

Mary said...

Most of us that we know here are earth's children. Like Kathie, I don't thrive when inside.

You see the most beautiful places. Thanks, Tim, for sharing such wonder.

zeladoniac said...

Through the eyes of a child, all is wonder.

Superb photo essay. Lovely, lovely, lovely!

Loree said...

Those photos brought tears to my eyes. I have visited another part of the Grand Canyon and its awesomeness is still engraved in my heart, Now I need to visit the area in your photos.

Lana Gramlich said...

What a great song. I concur completely. What else is so amazing, beautiful & wonderful?

Anonymous said...

very useful read. I would love to follow you on twitter. By the way, did you know that some chinese hacker had busted twitter yesterday again.

BigAssBelle said...

Stunning. I wish everyone could see the world as you do through the lens of a camera. So incredible. What a gift.

Stark Raving Zen said...

Breath-taking. Your work is nothing short of spiritual. I love it. Thanks TR.

Dawn Fine said...

I have been catching up with your blog..
your photos are wonderful!
Congrats on the award!


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