Archive for the ‘Photos by Iliana C. Hakes-Martinez’ Category


Geronimo’s near Painted Desert

Foto by Iliana

“I was warmed by the sun, rocked by the winds and sheltered by the trees as other Indian babes.” ~ Geronimo

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Geronimo’s near Painted Desert

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Key West, 2016

Foto by Iliana

“To stand at the edge of the sea, to sense the ebb and the flow of the tides, to feel the breath of a mist moving over a great salt marsh, to watch the flight of shore birds that have swept up and down the surf lines of the continents for untold thousands of years, to see the running of the old eels and the young shad to the sea, is to have knowledge of things that are as nearly eternal as any earthly life can be.” ~Rachel Carson

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Key West, 2016


“The sun set, which is everyday magic…” ~Terry Pratchett     Isla Morada, FL 2016                   Foto by Iliana

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Isla Morada, FL 2016


Grand Canyon, 2016                                                                                                                                           Foto by Iliana

“We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.” ~Henry David Thoreau

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Grand Canyon, 2016


“Then I was standing on the highest mountain of them all, and round about beneath me was the whole hoop of the world.  And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being.” ~Black Elk, Black Elk Speaks (1932), “The Great Vision” (p. 36)

Gila National Forest, 2016

Foto by Iliana

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Gila National Forest 2016


Faith is the pierless bridge supporting what we see unto the scene that we do not.      ~Emily Dickinson                                                                                                                                                   Foto by Iliana

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Pensacola, Florida 2016

 

 


“The glories and the beauties of form, color, and sound unite in the Grand Canyon – forms unrivaled even by the mountains, colors that vie with sunsets, and sounds that span the diapason from tempest to tinkling raindrop, from cataract to bubbling fountain.” ~John Wesley Powell

Foto by Iliana

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golden walk

Golden is the day I walk in…

~The White Rabbit

Photo by Iliana


Valley Forge

Stunning in the fall but deadly in the winter…

“We want, my dear sir, wine above all things, for our sick are now numerous, and our cases generally putrid….we also want sheets, shirts, candles, soap, writing as well as wrapping paper, pots, horn-spoons, and every other kind of hospital utensil.” James Fallon to Jonathan Potts, Yellow Springs, 27 April 1778. [11] The Yellow Springs Hospital, the first in the country to be built specially as a military hospital, was located about ten miles from the encampment. The hospital, which was under the direction of Dr. Samuel Kennedy, cared for hundreds of soldiers from Valley Forge. Supplies were sparse; hospital personnel ordered coffee, tea, chocolate, vinegar, kettles, salt, bed ticks, blankets —the list goes on and on —in addition to those items requested above. Gen. Washington visited Yellow Springs Hospital on 15 May 1778, speaking to every patient there, “which pleased the Sick exceedingly.”[12] About 2,000 soldiers died during that Valley Forge winter, most of them perishing, not at camp, but at Yellow Springs and other nearby (and other not-so-nearby) hospitals. Dr. Samuel Kennedy himself died in June, just before the army left Valley Forge.


autumn in georgia

Autumn has always been my favorite time of year. This season quickens me, makes me feel more alive than the others. Whether it be due to the colors or the smells, the crispness in the air, whatever the reason, fall fires up all my senses. Bursts of blushing blooms befall before me, a feeding frenzy for my soul. It is no coincidence our travels were set for this time, making one of the White Rabbit’s favorite places, Blueridge, Ga., a necessary place to stop-over for a very important date with Autumn. ~The White Rabbit

“Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love – that makes life and nature harmonise. The birds are consulting about their migrations, the trees are putting on the hectic or the pallid hues of decay, and begin to strew the ground, that one’s very footsteps may not disturb the repose of earth and air, while they give us a scent that is a perfect anodyne to the restless spirit. Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” [Letter to Miss Eliot, Oct. 1, 1841]” ~ George Eliot




“Nothing is worth more than this day.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Photo by Iliana


day at keys

Blinding

“Fairies are invisible and inaudible like angels.  But their magic sparkles in nature.”  ~Lynn Holland


Foto by Iliana

Foto by Iliana

“The sun set, which is everyday magic…”
― Terry Pratchett


Lost

“Well, when one’s lost, I suppose it’s good advice to stay where you are until someone finds you.” ~Lewis Carroll


Foto by Iliana

Foto by Iliana

                   The very winds whispered in soothing accents, and maternal Nature bade me weep no more. ~Mary Shelley

Foto by Iliana

Foto by Iliana

Thou seest how sloth wastes the sluggish body, as water is corrupted unless it moves. ~Ovid

 


 

Foto by Iliana

Foto by Iliana

Step with care and great tact ,and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act. ~Dr. Seuss

 


 

Foto by Iliana

Foto by Iliana

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.

~Edward Abbey

Foto by Iliana

Foto by Iliana

Each time I post this quote, it touches one of my reader’s heart. “I needed to read that.” ~ The usual response. Here’s for anyone who needs closure…It’s time to move forward and begin anew. No more living in the fog.

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” ~Dr. Seuss

 


Foto by Iliana

Foto by Iliana

                                                “Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.”

~Albert Camus

Day @ El Farito.


Ocean
“I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before.” ~Isaac Newton

sleigh bells ring

Are you listening?

And to all a good night!


winter solstice 2014

5:30 p.m. December 21, 2014, Doral, Florida. It is the first day of winter; it looks like this in my part of the world. Mesmerizing skies. Lost in them I find tremendous comfort and peace.

Mom continues to battle the illness that has taken away quality of life. Dad and I, by her side, battling also. We are thankful, however, each day we wake up and have another day to enjoy her company–another day for hugs, kisses and tears. Dad and I cherish these days more than anything.

I’d like to wish all of you a blessed winter season.

~The White Rabbit


 

peek-a-boo

Within I ventured to discover a world unknown…

~Voiceless


Hike

No beginning and no end…just a continuation of geometric patterns, enchanting the visual senses.

~Voiceless


cavern

Deeper I ventured, searching for that something unknown, finding nothing but the marvelousness and the magnificence of the cavern.

~Voiceless


Light HouseIn front of me, like a beacon of hope, erect and pointing to the heavens above…

~Voiceless


Coral

Floated above them, sharp jagged edges … beyond, the satin-like sea rippled by the soft breeze.

~Voiceless


outhouse

Best philosophizing in such places there be on certain occasions…


look up

It’s a bird…watching me.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sunset

Whimsical clouds at sunset lift my spirits ever so high…


favorite spot

Absorbing the moment…


Gazebo

Stood gazing…

Mesmerized by the shimmer of the sea.


mountain view 1

Clouds forming momentum for the deluge…


Early Morning

Appreciating what is…

Voiceless


sunrise

To see the sun as if for the first time…such was the moment.

~Voiceless


floriday bay

“I lean to you, numb as a fossil. Tell me I’m here.”
~Sylvia Plath


Backroad

Lost in the hues of the moment…


poolhouse

“Shall Earth no more inspire thee,
Thou lonely dreamer now?”
~Emily Bronte


in the garden

“Let me not be sentimental, let the distance in time give me humor and irony and a shrewd, if loving, eye.”
~Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath    


afternoon

“In my afternoon walk I would fain forget all my morning occupations and my obligations to society.”

~Henry David Thoreau

 


Ocean View

“I was supremely happy, for I had seen. Nothing could ever be the same.”

~J.D. Krishnamurti


Stillness

“Truth is more in the process than in the result.”

~Jiddu Krishnamurti


Birdbath

“A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.”

~Washington Irving

Night Falls

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.

~Vincent Van Gogh


Mangrove Promenade

The day of the sun is like the day of a king. It is a promenade in the morning, a sitting on the throne at noon, a pageant in the evening.

Wallace Stevens


Afternoon Delight

“Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind.”

~Socrates

Murky Waters

 

“Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.”

~Henry David Thoreau

Sea

“Day after day, day after day,
We stuck, nor breath nor motion;
As idle as a painted ship
Upon a painted ocean.”
~Samuel Taylor Coleridge,
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Other Poems