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Sunset on the High Desert

Sunset on the High Desert

 A sneak-peek from  Kel Ward Photography  of Andrew and his bride, Riane, in her  Kate Miles  gown

A sneak-peek from Kel Ward Photography of Andrew and his bride, Riane, in her Kate Miles gown

July ended a true firework show.

In the course of three days, my brother, Andrew was married in a floating gazebo over a pond in the woods, and my grandmother saw the ocean for the very first time. It was her 52nd wedding anniversary. 

It doesn't get much more magical than that, does it?

And, in a few days, I'll be back on the Western side of the state to lace my dear friend, Michele Ruby, into her glittery Kate Miles wedding gown. 

I'll probably write more on all three subjects later, but for now I'll share a few photos and a poem from an especially magical high desert sunset over my family's farm in Central Oregon. 


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sunset on the high desert

Aug 8, 2018

if i were far away 

 

i’d wish i were a slick blade of grass 

or a falcon’s smooth feathered belly 

perhaps

a horse's star on a glowing brow

or a shimmering cactus quill

i’d mirror the evening’s colors

cool and billowing 

warm and electric

moreover i’d long to be part of that song

for each wave of sound 

yipping coyote pups,

ticking of sprinklers

a full orchestra 

set with crystal droplet bells 

 — they tickle the fields green:

emerald sea of whispered laughter

rolling over the very curve of the earth

i’d wish for a fragrant head of yellow blooms

smiling up at the sky with sweet tasting dew

— it clings to the air in a slow waltz

maybe i'd be a halo

growing small around the reddening sun

and long 'round the linen slivered moon

 

but most of all i would dream

to be where you are

the purple light on your skin

the sage smile on your chin

and in the end i'd win

with you

old friend

 

Riane's Convertable Wedding Gown

Riane's Convertable Wedding Gown

Three Things You have in Common with a Designer Dress

Three Things You have in Common with a Designer Dress