Thursday, March 22, 2018

Waves of Light

Waves of light
carrying dawn,
crest over the earth,
washing away 
yesterday's worries,
delivering a new day,
a new creation,
a new start.
© 2018 Richard Havenga

Photo Location: Grand Teton National Park Wyoming

Monday, March 19, 2018

leafless light

On these short days,
during the long,
leafless light of winter,
my view expands;

penetrates the woods
once blocked
by a tangled
curtain of green.
© 2018 Richard Havenga

Photo Locations: Home Woods - CannonsburgMichigan 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Ancient Oaks

Ancient oaks
holding time
within their solid wood;

ancient stars
visible through
leafless branches.
© 2018 Richard Havenga

Photo Locations:

1. Home Woods - CannonsburgMichigan 

2. LovelandColorado  

Monday, March 12, 2018


horses on the hill
Wyoming winter grazing
getting what they can

© 2018 Richard Havenga

Photo Location:  Centennial,  Wyoming 

Thursday, March 8, 2018


beech leaves in the fog
good time for a winter walk
enter and follow

© 2018 Richard Havenga

Photo Location: Grattan Township - Kent County, Michigan 

Monday, March 5, 2018

Silent Towers

Rooted in the solid earth,
nourished by mineralized soil,
stretching for the sun's light,

prayers of gratitude
rise from arms
raised toward Heaven.

Such satisfying work.

God, please grant me
the perseverance 
of these trees;
these silent towers
of praise.

after that final,
wonder-filled journey,

I shall be 
in the light.

And understand
the mystery.
© 2018 Richard Havenga

Photo Locations:

1. Home Woods - Cannonsburg, Michigan 

2. Snake River - Grand Teton National Park - Wyoming

Friday, March 2, 2018

blue eye

blue eye to the sky
high elevation wetland
Colorado green

© 2018 Richard Havenga

Photo LocationMolas Pass - Hwy 550 - Colorado