Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Brooding Storm--Flagstaff, AZ

The forces of nature, so vast and powerful, often mirror the forces weathering my own life. Atop an unknown mountain outside Flagstaff I captured this panorama of a gathering storm. Standing among the skeletons of trees consumed by a fire, I could sense the change in the air and the rapid, inevitable approach of nature's fury.

The Sun, following its relentless path would soon abandon me to darkness. The storm, drawn like a chariot by fierce, cold winds, chilled my bones, and I turned and fled the mountain.

But the mountain remained and weathered the storm all night long.

I pray that God will grant us strength to weather the storms of our own lives with the grace and strength of mountains.

This post is from the same trip as these posts here, here, and here.

How are you all doing?



  1. Ben,

    It's been a while!

    Indeed may God grant us strength like those of mountains...

    God bless!

  2. Such a well written post..and a great capture of natures' fury! Enjoyed your blog...and I love the Tucson City Glow post.

    In this reminds us that even as we humans feel that sometimes we can't go on after hardships...we can take a lesson from nature, which always endures and somehow is even more beautiful because of its' past experiences.

    Yes, I think too much!

  3. Spookydragonfly,
    Thanks for leaving a comment! It's always nice to hear from people who stop by.

    I agree completely. I hope that I learn and improve through my hardships.

  4. I loved your post. Especially now for the times. It was so evocative.