Thursday, July 22, 2021

Desert Bloom

I was in the Tonto National Forest in June 2021 just outside of Phoenix, Arizona. Here is a link to the Map of trails in Tonto National Forest https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/tonto/maps-pubs/?cid=fsbdev3_018758. It had rained two weeks before my arrival and so the desert was in bloom.







Queen Creek is a great area to lodge and shop outside Phoenix Arizona! Here is the link for the city https://www.visitarizona.com/places/cities/queen-creek/ and here is a link for Queen Creek Olive Mill https://www.queencreekolivemill.com/pages/queen-creek-az.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

She Who Knows

 She Who Knows

BY Peggy Jo Farr

Revised 2021

 She who knows likes to dance with the wind,

and swim with the river otters.

Running through the prairie grass chasing the clouds,

she loves to be at play.

She who knows countenance changes like the tides.

"Who is coming?" and "What is coming?" she whispers to her elders.

She who knows saw the white man coming.

The long white winter and the dead buffalo.

The snake on tracks, scaring the land.

The flying lead and men falling dead.

She who knows knew, and is no longer.

Her spirit dances upon the wind.

It runs through the long prairie grass. 

She who knows is home with the white buffalo and The Great Spirit.

Native American Dancer
Free Imagine

This poem is dedicated to Native American Peoples.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

A Believer

 O, spirit man.

A mystery that is deeper than the ocean.

A light as bright as a star.

Frail as dust stirred by the wind, it returns to its Maker.

A believer.


Monday, July 19, 2021

Abstract Landscape Paintings

The following are abstract landscape paintings by me, Peggy Jo Farr. If interested in a particular piece email me at farr.peggyjo57@gmail.com for options and prices.

Candied Hills 2020
PJFARR

Mossy 2021
PJARR

Ripples 2021
PJFARR

Island Snow 2020
PJFARR

Friday, July 16, 2021

Sequoia and King's Canyon National Parks

One always hears of the "popular" National Parks like Glacier, Yellowstone, and Yosemite. But take a walk on the quieter side and you will find gems in both Sequoia and King's Canyon National Parks. Lots of trails for beginners to advanced hikers. Excellent services and an array of accommodations. Park rangers who care that you have a good and safe experience, and who give you codpiece amounts of information so one is well informed. The photographs do not capture the beauty one sees and experiences firsthand.






Thursday, July 15, 2021

Yosemite Nation Park, Make A Reservation

Check out their website before you plan to visit at https://www.nps.gov/yose/index.htm. This was as far as I got, no really I looped the rangers station as well. Seriously, you need to read the website before you plan to visit.