"Think like a mountain," so to speak.
All three of these pictures were made in Bandelier National Monument. None, by itself tells a complete story. Nor is any one image likely to be regarded as art. They are documentary statements and in a group of photographs related in content they depict some of the diversity to be found in the plant life of the park. By now, I have spent fifteen-and-a-half months working in Bandelier since being selected as artist-in-residence. My task has been to interpret the park through my photography and share with the park a portion of what I have created for educational and interpretive use. I have learned that Bandelier, unlike many of the places where I've served, requires careful observation of small details and subtleties that define its uniqueness. There are no lofty mountain peaks. Most of the archeology is unexcavated and is protected out of respect for the values of the Puebloan peoples whose ancentors and artifacts still lie buried here. Nature can be harsh, trails often rough and steep. The canyons show evidence of fires and floods and access can be difficult. But, as you get to know this place and its geology, archeology, history and its wildlife and diverse plant life, you appreciate that it is very special and has many stories to tell.
Thinking Like a Mountain by Amberlie Ezell on Prezi
Thinking Like a Mountain by Aldo Leopold ..
The persuasive difference in this 2006 concert performance of the fourth symphony from the smaller hall of London’s South Bank is that Mackerras addresses Mahler here from a playful perspective, shrugging off any buried messages as composer’s whimsy and enjoying the passing beauties as he might on a slow train ride to the mountains. There is something to be said for this approach, so long as it does not degenerate into an outright Karajan-like beauty cult. There is also much to enjoy.
or radio," wrote Aldo Leopold, ..
I now suspect that just as a deer herd lives in mortal fear of its wolves, so does a mountain live in mortal fear of its deer. And perhaps with better cause, for while a buck pulled down by wolves can be replaced in two or three years, a range pulled down by too many deer may fail of replacement in as many decades. So also with cows. The cowman who cleans his range of wolves does not realize that he is taking over the wolf's job of trimming the herd to fit the range. He has not learned to think like a mountain. Hence we have dustbowls, and rivers washing the future into the sea.