Sunday, June 16, 2013

Time Spent

Text by Greg
Photos by Greg and Trina

We try to spend the currency of our lives on the luxury of time. Time to wander where water flows through desert. Time to encounter small creatures as they emerge from hidden lives and into view. Time to witness the lives of plants as they sprout and grow and bloom and die. Time to feel air and sunshine and shadow surround us. To be caught in the scent of flowers and decay, sage and musk, dust and water. To step into places where we can turn from the humanity and noise that absorbs much of the rest of our lives. Into "empty" places that we need in order to feel filled. Time spent. And to us, well spent.

Prickly pear cactus blossoms in yellow:

In gold:

In fuchsia:

Brand new tadpoles:

And, of course, time spent napping in the shade under trees...

...and then looking up to see Danger from Above.