There is snow on the mountains now. The masses who came to see the leaves in color are gone and the trees are shrouded in silence. It will stay silent until the sun melts the snow and the ice retreats.

“Water is precious; it is the very source of life and a free gift from the Creator.” -Desmond M. Tutu


“All the water that will ever be is, right now.” -National Geographic

“All the water that will ever be is, right now.” -National Geographic

falling leaves
hide the path
so quietly
~John Bailey, “Autumn”

What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well. 
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Watching the sun break over Hayden Valley with no one but animals for company is one of life’s great rewards. 

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.

- Albert Camus