My solstice card for this year. The summit is the only place I’ve seen or photographed a Raven.
Common Ravens tend to do well around people, profiting from the garbage, crops, irrigation, and roadkill that accompany us. Their numbers are generally stable or rising in western North America. As eastern forests were cut down in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries ravens disappeared from most of eastern North America, but they are beginning to return to the Northeast as forest cover regenerates. In many situations ravens are unwelcome: they have been shot at, poisoned, or harassed in attempts to preserve crops (and occasionally livestock such as lambs).
_Cornell Lab of Ornithology
A usual testing place for viewing is our refrigerator. If by chance a given print has a long lifespan on other refrigerators, it’s cheerful. I always wanted to do a book! It is just photographs I realize. I’ve really slowed down taking photographs and wonder if “the fear that your life has been a project of self-delusion”, has been my story?
Currently reading “the DALAI LAMA”S LITTLE BOOK of WISDOM”, which is a blessing……
Photograph from my first hike to the summit 2013
watermark from 2013 photo.