Winter snow brings mystery to the landscape: two 8 x 10 1/2 pastels.
Two more items from the Belden Lane book on The Solace of Fierce Landscapes:
A Zen Buddhist saying: To the one who knows nothing, mountains are mountains, waters are waters, and trees are trees. But when he has studied and knows a little, mountains are no longer mountains, water is no longer water, and trees are no longer trees. But when he has thoroughly understood, mountains are once again mountains, waters are waters, and trees are trees.
"Most of us have little experience in paying careful attention to anything. We marvel at a naturalist such as Louis Agassiz of Harvard, who once said he had spent the summer traveling, only to get halfway across his backyard."