Description The desert Sun withdrew its rays, beneath in the drywash,High up, upon their lofty perch they sat, pondering Whether it was the tiny chipmunk or the cheerful birdThrough the branches below they peeredIn the distance a coyote could be heard howling at the absent moonThey were agitated, listening as well to the murmur of the rivulet singing its way briskly into the valley.As night approached, the birds took shelter and the flowers folded their petalsSilence, tremendous and deafening, descendedThey heard a rustle of furry paws though the grassTaking heed, they saw the young rabbit approachingIt lept beneath the mesquite tree, they saw it without being seenIt looked about in every direction, they heard nothingThey did nothing, laying there soaking up the last wam rays of dayTheir souls were happy, rejoicing in their bond, never suffering from human failures of doubt or betrayal or longingFor to doubt in your heart, and hold doubt in love is a sin.They both gingerly nuzzled closer together and purredIt felt like the gold smiles from a thousand sunrises And still the rabbit played below in the canyon, ever watchful, ever vigilantLaying and purring, letting their minds wanderThe vast desert of contemplationThey have the blessing of patience, that only sprouts fom the seeds of true loveThey were not delaying, they were savoringThey placed their paws in new spots on the dusty, chalky limestone bedTheir journey of life is simpleA pure existence with no pretense or misgivingsNature has a way of discarding such foul emotionsThe heartening moon appeared above the sagebrush hillsThe elegy to their union was smothered by the silence of the canyonNature slumbered, and with deep reflection I discovered That the reality of a vast and infinite thingsomething no power could demand, influence acquire, nor riches purchase. I discovered the simplicity of love for loves sake and no more.I wept tears of time and d
Mundy Hackett, Lanexa, Virginia Member Since July 2007 Artist Statement I am a wildlife ecologist, and I have been serious about wildlife photography for 10+ years. I love to photograph all aspects of the natural world, but my favorite subjects are the felines (wild and domesticated). I have begun to branch out in my nature work, incorporating more involvement of the digital darkroom in creating the types of evocative scenes that sometines only the brush can capture. If you like my work I hope you will spend some time travelling through my diverse gallery offerings, and please by all means feel free to share my work with your family and friends. The more the merrier. I shoot with professional Nikon bodies and lenses and use Photoshop CS. If you would like to see something specific feel free to drop me a line, I love requests. Thank you for taking the time to view my work, it is my pleasure to share the natural wonders of our world with you all, and hopefully I can show it to you in a unique and artistic way that makes you feel closer to it and cherish it more with every passing day!