In The Next Moment

lost momentum

Near to death are we all, every day we’re on the ball.
Knocked out of the park, by God, into remembrance,
we chase fearsome thoughts back to their base of obliviousness,
as the next moment runs for home, without a second thought.
Moments need not wait for the right time to act
newly born and up to bat.

newly-born

In fact, they have no choice. Do we?

Swing away and stay safe, my friends! 

Uncle Tree

Words and photographs by

Uncle Tree

Shadow waving

Far Too Early

sunset too early

Some days the sun sets way too early,
and some days it levitates for far too long,
but some days the sun doesn’t show its face at all,
and all we are left with is faith and hope in the heart,
and the eternal knowledge that it keeps in store,
for love may be blind, but it forever sees the light.

sundown stops

Words and photographs by Uncle Tree

Bald Eagle’s Delight

Immature Bald Eagle

In the quiet of the morning

long before the cock does crow

the early bird, she comes a singing

(hard telling what she knows)

Fishing Bald Eagle

Seems to me, her tweets are secret-

coded notes with birdy words

so concise and quite direct

the foreign language that I heard

♫ ♪ ♫

Immature Bald Eagle on the Platte

Sometimes, the world just seems to stop

I know not how or why

alone we stand — no stage — no props

but moments do pass by

Eagle Landing

In the stillness of the waning night

no single thought in mind

I watched the dark give way to light

and understood their kind

♫ ♪ ♫

Two Eagles Spying The Platte

♥  Akin to free  ♥

Uncle Tree

Bye, Bye, Birdie!

Photographs by Keith Alan Watson

Bald Eagles provided by Lady Fortuna

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Crane Crazy

Uncle Tree's OMG! moment

I’m from the Get-Down and Show-Me State of Missouri, where seeing is believing,

and believing is colorfully Royal, and royalty tends to turn every Tiger in the tank

into a Chiefly loyal mascot, as if it were a Cardinal rule.

Well, dear down-home folks, crane your necks and take a look at these

Sandhill Cranes, as they flit and soar like a swarm commanded by Moses!

Blessed be…

Sandhill Cranes

Cranes

Ichabod Cranes

Crane Clutter

Crane Late

Cranes at twilight

Gone Craney

Pastel Cranes

Photographs by Uncle Tree

The Eyes Of Mind

sundogs

When dealing with outrageously inexplicable experiences,

our souls come to the rescue and inform us

there is more to life than meets

The Eyes of Mind.

eyes of mind

And,

that more is oh-so divine!

sun doggies

To feel whole, accepted, and at home with

one’s self, with the world, and with God  

is to feel as if the circle has been completed,

and one has found the center.

But one is not alone, nay.

One is in good company!

pink sunset

“God is like a circle

whose circumference is nowhere,

and who’s center is everywhere.”

Meister Eickhart

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Pictures and words by one

Keith Alan Watson

Quirky Cosmology

big sky sunset

There is an indivisible force

which constantly expands the distance between us

peeking sun

Threadbare and naked as a loom
empty of thought, and empty as a tomb
it lies fruitlessly in wait in the background

sunset on the Platte

It lies patiently, perhaps, unaware of a Future full of everything

Full of every thing that is

but itself, for The Void it holds in store can not be filled

see sunny

“May your soul always have room once again for one more.”

— Uncle Tree

Pictures and words by the unworldly

Keith Alan Watson