Show him how happy a Thing can be, how innocent and ours, 
how even lamenting grief purely decides to take form,
serves as a Thing, or dies into a Thing –, and blissfully
escapes far beyond the violin. – And these Things, 
which live by perishing, know you are praising them; transient,
they look to us for deliverance: us, the most transient of all.
They want us to change them, utterly, in our invisible heart,
within – oh endlessly – within us! Whoever we may be at last.

-Rainer Maria Rilke, excerpt “The Ninth Duino Elegy”

Ramon Orlando.  He was a sweet, mighty warrior of Love, a defender and preserver of the gates and roots of Life. Always immortal, always a blessing and a brother. He belongs in the land of the eternal sunrise and he gave our world richness, color and peace with all of his being. I will never forget. 

There was a supermoon tonight. Patience is a virtue, guys, don’t you forget that. It pays off.
Sony a6000, Minolta 70-210mm F4

Crater Lake, Rainbows, and Lightning! by jasmanmander 
Never have I witnessed such glorious storms and light at the lake before. I truly felt like I was on a another tropical planet. Uninhabited by humans with nature just doing her thing. 


Lovers are patient and know that the moon needs time to become full..*..Rumi..*..

Full moon blessings ;)
A pileus, also called scarf cloud or cap cloud, is a small, horizontal, altostratus cloud that can appear above a cumulus or cumulonimbus cloud, giving the parent cloud a characteristic “hoodlike” appearance. Pilei are formed by strong updraft at lower altitudes, acting upon moist air above, causing the air to cool to its dew point.

The Chartreuse Mountains, France
photo via michele
"Denman Lustre" piece by Gordon Hutchens