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in the land of the ancients

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on July 9, 2015 by dacarc

quinault forest

back into the deep forest


the olympic rain forest – it’s not raining, today. there are wildfires, over the next ridge


here, in the quinault basin, it’s quiet, deep, old..


the width of 1000 rings, the annual circles of the growth go wide, far beyond our reach


what have they seen? each ring, holds the tracings of our ancestors, long passed on


the largest western red cedar, the largest sitka spruce – the ancients, towering, embracing, protecting, and watching all that has been


hurricane force winds, lightning strikes, floods, earthquakes, droughts, fires – and yet they stand, alive. stepping into the hollow of the cedar, a sacred place, this cathedral of life

these trees that surround us still, only 100 years old, the protected ones, now.


we are grateful for their presence.



world of wonders – soul of place

Posted in architecture, dreams, energy, landscape, memory, time, travel, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 5, 2010 by dacarc

 what is a place of wonder? why are some places full of wonder. what makes a place wonder full? 

treasure cave - cliffs of taktsang monastery, bhutan

which is more full of wonder – the creations of humanity or natural wonders? how would you choose only seven?

great buddha at kotoku-in temple, kamakura, japan

how do some places capture the essence of a culture,  an era, a civilization, an empire?

great wall of china

do places of wonder hold the power of the dreams, the collective spirit of a people?

holding sun and ocean

where are the energy lines, the intersections of spiritual resonance, epicenters of power?

borobudur and mount merapi - java, indonesia

are there places where your dreams are entwined with those that have come before?

humayun's tomb - delhi, india

i’m wandering in the world of wonders, looking for the soul of place, seeking the spirit held within our dreams.

bamboo forest - kyoto, japan