Land of fire and ice

Haukadalur, Iceland, Geysir Hot Spring Area
Geysir Hot Spring Area, Haukadalur, Iceland

At Geysir, Earth’s breath fumed around me.

Thórsmörk, Iceland

In Thórsmörk, Her arctic hand ran down my spine.

Earth is both
Fire and ice
And the sinuous path in between.

A sliver of moon

a sliver of moon in the western sky
The quiet beauty of an ordinary evening along the Northern California coast:
the ocean barely rippling,
strands of fog gingerly approaching,
a sliver of moon hanging in the pale sky.
It will soon bathe in the pewter water as darkness sets in.