Scattering Perception

12.30.19 12:07 PM By John - Comment(s)
Due to how lightrays are "scattered" in the atomosphere, the colors of a sunrise can vary in both appearance and intenstity.

We Ourselves In Here Not Others Out There

04.30.17 11:08 PM By John - Comment(s)
Love is all around when your heart has practiced  We all carry within us places of exile, our crimes, our ravages. Our task is not to unleash them on the world; it is to transform them in ourselves and others. - Albert Camus  The most challenging reflections  for me to see are the on...

In Flow 

03.16.17 08:00 AM By John - Comment(s)
Jumping rocks on the Potomac River Knoxville, MD Unfinished Poem I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding. ~John O'Donohue
I wonder how much of my lament was made possible through my own insistence of how things should be.  What if I were simply gr...

This is Where I Live

02.07.17 07:45 AM By John - Comment(s)
  River Edge by John Canan


This is where I live, work, and play. I enjoy and am am nourished inside and out by the South Mountain region, so much, I decided to make it my home. This passion, imbued with my training as a naturalist, educator, and community builder, wa...

Balance -Sometimes Counterintuitive

01.29.17 08:01 AM By John - Comment(s)
Canaan Valley in Winter, Photograph by John Canan January 2016
He who binds to himself a Joy Doth the wing'ed life destroy;  But he who kisses the Joy as it flies Lives in Eternity's sunrise -William Blake