Sunday, November 29, 2015

Salted Top

inner voice

salted top and old growth 
describes me, most days.
color at my feet tells of 
seasons. forest canopy 
calms the rising morn, but
listen:  there is silence 
under heaven, and it is 
telling myriad stories of
how we should have lived.

Photo/Poem © 2105 Rick Burnett Baker 
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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Letchworth Blue

Most times of the year, in Letchworth State Park in the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate NY, you can capture the peaceful blue haze across the canyon, through the cabin windows and forests, and beyond the waterfalls.

This past week I've made a couple of visits to the park which is only about a 45 minute drive south of Rochester.  The autumn leaves are mostly all gone.  Winter colors will soon be more monotone as the fog, ice, and snow claim their season.

This is the time of year when we have to search for the colors of nature more diligently.  Old Man Winter wears his cloaks of black, gray, and white.  Here are a few photos that capture those "Different Hues of Letchworth Blue"that seem to be all around us just for the seeking.

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Photos © 2015 Rick Burnett Baker
"Hues of Letchworth Blue"©2015 Rick Burnett Baker
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"Hues of Letchworth Blue" is an ongoing photographic series by R. Baker

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Autumn's Cover


we know autumn.
escaping is it's game: 
color is just a cover. 
stand against the moment,

for this forest portends
timeless reigns. what's 
lost in darkness is borne 
again on the morrow. 

Photo/Poem © 2015 Rick Burnett Baker 
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Photo taken at Letchworth State Park, NY

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Just Passing


beside this river noise,
under November mist,
beneath faded hues,

seasons pass paths.
we steady our eyes -
this downhill climb.

Photo/Poem © 2015 Rick Burnett Baker 
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Dream Beyond

through seasons

fair weather child, 
          dream beyond windows. 

November steals the day.  
          tomorrow is framed 

and waiting beyond the 
          first and last snows,  

our future foretold. 

Photo/Poem © 2015 Rick Burnett Baker 
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Monday, November 2, 2015


"I was frightened of the forest 
until I saw the void." 

-Rick Burnett Baker

Photo/Text © 2015 Rick Burnett Baker 
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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Spring Really Hung Me Up The Most...

Mid-April and I visited Wolf Creek in Letchworth State Park this past spring.  It was underwhelming. My goal to catch the bridge in complete seasonal splendor will have to wait until 2016. Perhaps I was too early, or perhaps there isn't much color to be had, but Spring really does hang you up the most! 

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