Sunday, April 9, 2017

holy coyote





 




I traveled the snowy roads. I walked through the silent pinon and cedar forest, smelled the sage on the canyon rim.
As I approached the mesa, snow turned to rain. I stood on the rippled sandstone, hearing nothing but the rain and the water flowing from pool to pool and eventually to the small wash below the sandstone.

Holy.

As I turned to leave, Coyote Spirit rose from the mist, his bones scattered on the wet ground. He beckoned me closer and offered me a small vertebra, bits of flesh still clinging to the bone.
I whispered that I had nothing to give him and he said my presence was enough.
It's all right.

17 comments:

  1. Holy Coyote!!! Great pics as normal. They tell a story without words. Looks like an amazing place to walk and stroll around. Thank you for sharing. Hey, were the dogs with you? Dakota loves snow but can't stand the rain, he is afraid he will melt.

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    1. I am so sorry, I did not reply to your question on my blog. I push myself. I have had fibromyalgia for 11 yrs now and each passing year it gets worse. I do spend a lot of time laying around, I have been driven to that point with pain and fatigue. But I push myself to do things so that I feel good about myself. The last four years have been the worse, and due to it is the reason why I had to retire at 56.

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    2. The dogs were in the truck....I don't trust bringing them to the canyon rim when it's wet and slippery. (Plus, I had to have my moment on the rocks.)
      Durango and Lucky love snow! Pinto, not so much.

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    3. Sorry to hear about the fibromyalgia. Pain can be such a debilitating thing but it looks like you've filled your life with people and pets and projects and that's a good way to deal with it.

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  2. I love those little natural pools in the rocks - so gorgeous.

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    1. I've always loved those pools! It's amazing....the things Nature can do.

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  3. holy coyote.

    i wish i were there......

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    1. You were there, dear woman, you were there.
      x

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  4. Really incredible photos, Julie. I love the little pools and I was definitely shocked to see snow. : ) The last one was hard to look at but I kept going back to it out of curiosity. Is that a coyote? I can't help but wonder how he/she died. Happy Easter to you and your family and your fur babies. xoxo

    ~ Wendy

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    1. We have to go to Colorado to get our snow! And boy, did it ever snow! :)
      I admit the coyote kill is a little hard to look at but that's the cycle of life on the mesa. I'm not sure what killed it....maybe a bobcat or wolf? Maybe a bigger coyote? Whatever the case, I'm sure it died a noble death.

      On a cheerier note, Happy Easter to you and your family!
      xx

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    2. Same to you my beautiful friend!! xoxoxo

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  5. I bet it smelled wonderful! What a beautiful place. Coyote is certainly special. It is the cycle of life. Not good, not bad, just is.

    Thanks for sharing:-)

    xxSheree

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    1. It's a really beautiful place, bones and all.
      x

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  6. Holy Tibetan plateau!
    I could actually hear "the water flowing from pool to pool."
    Now THAT is a day you will never forget. Gifts of rain and piñon and coyote spirit.
    Love.
    x

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    1. "Holy Tibetan plateau!" I love that!
      Those dark, rainy days are the holiest of all. I do believe the desert spirits come out to play in the rain.
      xx

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  7. beautiful spot ~ we have a few coyote's that travel around our neighbourhood & had one in our garden a few weeks ago ... we had no idea they could jump so high {over our 6 foot fence effortlessly} ... what a beauty he was!

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    1. We often see (and hear) coyotes on the mesa. They keep us company. ;)

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