A September Storm over Henry’s Lake And An Inspirational Thought For The Day

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A September Storm over Henry's LakeA September Storm over Henry’s Lake

This image was taken last year at Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge looking east towards Henry’s Lake, Idaho. The storm clouds hid the mountains as the sun began to set but the golden glow of the grasses made me want to take a series of images as those clouds scuttled across the sky. A couple of hundred years ago Bison would have been part of this scenery too but man has changed the view.

National parks and reserves are an integral aspect of intelligent use of natural resources. It is the course of wisdom to set aside an ample portion of our natural resources as national parks and reserves, thus ensuring that future generations may know the majesty of the earth as we know it today. — John F. Kennedy

I hope that before President Obama leaves office he will create more National Parks and Monuments which will protect those lands from those who would rather scar the earth forever than leave the lands as they are for tomorrow’s children.

Life is good. We can make it better.



  1. Mia McPherson September 7, 2015 at 5:42 am

    Thank you all for your comments about the image and the message provided by the quote from John F. Kennedy.

    Hope to see you later today or tomorrow Marilyn.

  2. Jane Chesebrough September 7, 2015 at 1:10 am

    lovely scene, and thanks for the quote. so important.

  3. Elephant's Child September 6, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Those storm clouds are sooooo symbolic of the danger our wildernesses are in. World wide.

  4. Marilyn Kircus September 6, 2015 at 10:54 am

    We definitely need more lands for both people and animals, as well as to preserve our geological and archeological history. The conversation has been going on for several years about how we’ll have to have new wild places for many of our animals who are losing their current habitats to climate change. So we’ll have to add special animal reserves to our current lands. And loved your picture. I tried to catch as many similar ones as I could of the light paintings going on across the refuge on Friday. Thankfully, the light disappeared before I completely upset my boss by taking two hours to do a thirty minute job.

  5. Bob Mcpherson September 6, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Beautiful photo Mia. Your take on this has earned you a bow.

  6. Cindy September 6, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Absolutely Patty! Mia, I am in agreement. The earth sustains us and we have not been kind to her. Only in our imaginations can we see the bison rumbling across the grasslands. Very sad but we must have hope.

  7. Bob September 6, 2015 at 9:16 am

    I would echo Patty’s sentiments.

  8. Patty Chadwick September 6, 2015 at 8:52 am

    I hope Obama does, too. If the Right wing, T-party controlled neanderthals gain any more power,especially the presidency, it’s all over…they seem to care nothing for the environment or its inhabitants, other than for short term exploitation of it and feeding their greed. They are very, very scary!!! Not the party it once was by a long shot! I can’t even begin to comprehend this new, strange bunch…they scare the hell out of me, especially as a woman, a grandmother, teacher and environmentalist….

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