Took the 10 mile drive up to the Hualapai Mountains and joined the Masons for a picnic. I enjoyed the high pine experience.I went to the little tiny store near the lodge and talked with the gal who works there. We sat on the porch and watched the woodpeckers come to the feeder.
This is a Mariposa Lily. There are between 40 and 70 species and this one is a protected native AZ plant. The flowers are 2 inches in diameter and the plant 1-2 feet tall. The bulbs were eaten by Native Americans and Mormon settlers. I’m so happy I stopped to take this picture even though the people I was on the hike with passed them by without so much as a glance. To me, this beauty should not be missed. I feel sorry for those people who go through life so quickly. They need to slow down and notice the wildflowers.
Orion was there. Cassiopeia too. They are dependable, always there, whether I go out or not. This morning I saw them at 4 am. The last half hour of darkness before the light from the east would dim the stars. I don’t know many constellations, but I can spot certain groups. Dependable. Placed in the heavens in those exact spots.
Two satellites going west to east. We depend on them also and I don’t see them very often, but I saw two this morning. Thank you, for doing what you do… whatever that is. Helping me in ways I don’t understand.
Two meteors. Streaking lights in the fading darkness. I always feel honored to be there when they enter our atmosphere. Burning up, dying in one final blaze of glory.
I thought about honor, in the dawn’s early light. Proof that countless are out there, doing things for me, things I don’t understand. Thank you. I don’t know all your names, but I do know a few. Dependable. I honor you today.