This book is an expression of my feelings, and some of the ways I look at the world. The relationships between the beauties of life and unfortunately the ugly side of life as well. This book is for anyone who enjoys poetry in a raw forms; joyous, witty, sad, distant, and even dark. The photography in this book was taken (by me) in and around the Sierra Nevada's where I live; it has been my honor and my privilege to live in such beauty for the entirety of my life. I hope that these words and the photography inside are enjoyed by all; as much as I enjoyed putting it together.