Storm | Twisp, WA | May 2019

Landscape Week | Memory has little respect for spectacle. As I watch an approaching storm (in photo), complete with high winds and lightning, my attention goes to a patch of reeds. They’re similar to those that cowboys (including John Wayne) used for air tubes in Hollywood westerns. Our hero would breathe through a hollow reed while hiding underwater from the bad guys. Ingenious, yes? And didn’t Red Ryder (yikes! lightning very close!) and the Cisco Kid use the same underwater trick? Not Roy Rogers, though. He never liked getting his hair wet. (Put on your hat, Roy, here comes rain.)