“The Secret Paths Of Water” – Photo Dedication to “Memoirs Of A Geisha”

One of my favorite novels is “Memoirs Of A Geisha“. It’s about a woman, Nitta Sayuri, who endures the worst conditions in her life from being sold into slavery at a very young age to becoming a Geisha. Through out her haunting story, she speaks with a wisdom of compassion and love and how she endures all of her hardships. One attribute for why Sayuri is able to overcome might be because she is said to have a lot of “water” in her personality. In light of this, the book is filled with the most beautiful and moving “water” quotes which have always stuck with me. So, this photo above (taken in the Black Hills National Forest of South Dakota) I dedicate to the element of “water”, Nitta Sayuri and her journey, and “Memoirs Of A Geisha”.

“Those of us with water in our personalities don’t pick where we’ll flow to. All we can do is flow where the landscape of our lives carries us.” More quotes…. Continue reading ““The Secret Paths Of Water” – Photo Dedication to “Memoirs Of A Geisha””

The Mysterious Beauty Of Pactola Lake, South Dakota

I have always been in awe at the mysterious beauty of Pactola Lake in the Black Hills of South Dakota. For anyone that’s been there, you know what I mean…especially for it’s deep blue-green color on a still day. When talking to friends and family about it and going to it’s Visitor Center, I learned there was an old mining town and resort beneath it. Before that, the land belonged to the Sioux Indians. To read more and how this lake now protects the people of Rapid City and vicinity, see PactolaLake.com.

“Oh Great Tatanka, what would we do without your message, will, and strength to survive all things?”

Tatanka is a Lakota word meaning “Big Beast”. For the Northern Plains People Tatanka meant “life”. For more, see the Story Of The Bison. Photo taken during the Legion Lake Fire after all the buffalo in the area migrated south to Wind Cave National Park, SD – December 2017.