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Legends claim...

Photos and words by Mark Renz, except where noted

Legends claim bald cypress trees
were once lightening strikes
that upon hitting the ground
cooled and took root
And for awhile
sky and earth
traded places
until the cypress grew tall
and returned to the sky
--Mark Renz

Truth wears many faces
as does a lie
We all dress up
We all go out
to show the world
what's inside
Reality is only real
if everyone looks
through one set of eyes
Perception has far more power
over individual lives

Go ahead and hug me. There are worse things they could call you.

Dance to your own music

If you care for the wilderness it will be there to care for you. --Mark Renz

A mirage is not what isn't there, but what you fail to see. --Mark Renz

Cypress in bloom

A virgin forest is where the hand of man has never set foot. --Author Unknown

Better to be lost ill in the woods than found well in a city. --Mark Renz

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer.
But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time,
he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
-- Henry David Thoreau