Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
Fremont culture cliff pictographs 
The Fremont culture is largely a mystery like the Anasazi. They made a life in these Utah canyons for hundreds of years, leaving barely a trace. After their disappearance other native cultures took over these lands. In the 1800s and 1900s almost all native peoples of the area were killed or driven out by Mormon settlers.
Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
The Castle
Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
11:04 PM

there is a place within
my inner mystery
where my grandfather
yet teaches my brother
and I how to clean
a fish

there is a place
where he watches
silently as we learn
the touch of
an electric fence

there is a place
I swear there is
a place where
his snoring keeps
my eyes from sleep
and I stare
into the infinite night
before time and I
had ever met

Canada goose, Branta canadensis, hiding from a passing dog
Rattlesnake Creek, Greenough Park, Missoula, Montana
great horned owl, Bubo virginianus
one of three babies being raised by a hardworking mother
Greenough Park, Missoula, Montana
branching great horned owl, Bubo virginianus
Greenough Park, Missoula, Montana
6:41 PM
11:46 AM
river children

in a world
where all men
are made boys
again who will
be named
the king

when degrees
and titles fall
from weary heads
of state which
waters will they choose
to fight and laugh

great horned owl, Bubo virginianus, with fledgling
Greenough Park, Missoula, Montana