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13 November 2016


The other day I posted a link to the 'crane cam' at Whitewater Draw.

But it was late when I posted and the crane cam only showed the night.

I went back to it this morning, out of curiosity.

I watched it, fascinated, for I don't know how long.

This is my new stillness.

Whitewater Draw

prairie grass murmurs

cranes flutter, tumble
and call

Shared with the imaginary garden's real toads.

I wish I knew html well enough to load up that feed on this post, but I don't so you'll have to visit their site.


  1. Your description is filled with sensory detail.. a rare feat in such a short piece. Lovely work.

  2. What a lovely way to find silence... looking at the cranes from the silence of your home...

  3. There is much stillness... and wonder... and calm... to be found in the dark.

  4. It was empty when I clicked but i heard some wonderful noises coming from off camera - yes, murmurs and stillness. Beautiful

  5. Succinct and it captures the moment.

  6. Anonymous03:33

    The cam feed is like our human observation -- there because we expect to see something, hope there's revelation in it--but it's the participation which really counts, the presence, our attention. All carefully carved here.

  7. The beauty, the glory of nature so simply, but profoundly spoken.