Let your heart be a portal for the songs of the universe.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Mellow Yellow Sighs And Purple Whispers

Cloud piles explode into the upper reaches of the atmosphere along a dry line hugging the Eastern New Mexico border. Thunder, lighting, hail, and gusty winds foreshadow a needed dousing. The comforting smell of rain on the wind speaks of drought relief. An hour passes and the storm furies flee the area with a whimper. The brief splash of rain barely wets the rain gauge and scant hail pebbles disappear in short order. The full force of the storms races into West Texas.
On the open prairie the meager precipitation serves to knock down dust and erase tracks in loose soil. Yellow pockets of flowers grace the dry landscape. Delicate, purple blossoms adorn a resilient clump of Wire Lettuce (stephanomeria pauciflora) and join the tenuous Spring flora chorus. Yucca seedlings belie the bristly, bayonet-like weaponry of mature  leaves and curl elegantly into the afternoon sunshine. Despite extreme drought conditions the Llano Estacado harbors unique, albeit reluctant beauty.

- © Ilija Lukić 2013 -

Hover Fly On Douglas Groundsel

Purple Whisper

Ragwort Fan

Static Motion

Friday, May 10, 2013

Las Sombras De Los Llaneros

Let your shadows be the footprints to mark your passage through our natural world.

- © Ilija Lukić 2013 -

Yo I Mi Sombra - Me And My Shadow

Admirador Secreto - Secret Admirer

Agua, Agua Por Todas Partes - Water, Water Everywhere

Carretera De Hielo - Ice Road

Cazador De Luz - Light Hunter

Corazón Salvaje - Wild At Heart

El Espantapájaros - The Scarecrow

En El Llano - On The Llano
Fantasma Del Llanero - Ghost Of The Llanero

Jardín De Yucca - Yucca Garden

Lampara De La Esperanza - Lamp Of Hope

Sombra Hirsuta - Shaggy Shadow

Sombra Verde - Green Shadow

Sombras De La Pradera - Prairie Shadows

Viejo Invierno - Old Man Winter

Promesas de Alegria - Promises Of Joy

Sarape Del Llanero - Llanero's Blanket

Vaquero Filaree - Filaree Cowboy