"If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive." Eleanora Duse
I must say that I feel very lucky. I have the privilege of working from this vehicle every day that I am at work. It has a portable desk located on the passenger side. It has my lunch and water for each day to give me sustenance. There are dog biscuits in a zip-lock bag in case I need to "persuade" a dog to be friendly. Most of all it has the ability to carry me to different locations daily, without the confines of four walls (with or without windows). I used to have an office job: I hated it. Too confining. Too restrictive. This suits me just perfectly!
This was where I was lucky enough to work from on Thursday: Squaw Valley. How many people have the ability to look outside their office and see THIS? For those of you who don't know: Squaw Valley was the site of the Olympics and many Olympians train at this location during the winter. It is a spectacular place. And, it is still lush even though we are in the midst of summer.
This is where I took a five-minute break. I had a sip of water from my Thermos, snapped a picture with my camera, and moved on to my next location. This shot is looking south toward Heavenly Valley and Emerald Bay.
"The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness."
I wish that you could smell this photo! There is nothing like the smell of this plant. I believe that people call it Skunk Cabbage (lysichiton americanus) but I might be wrong. The leaves look right but the flowers seem different from what I can find in my Audubon book. My co-worker Rene will know. I will have to ask her. She is like an encyclopedia when it comes to plants and animals. She is my "go-to" person! I love the smell of this plant though. It has a sense memory for me.
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."