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. 
fox-orian:

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

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. 
justbeingnamaste:

jelauddinrumi:

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.
bluepueblo:

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