I'm Walt. And I'm Marie Elena.
This is the collaboration of two kindred spirits; partners in rhyme;
"the best friends we've never met."
All "Across the Lake. Eerily."

Monday, April 25, 2011


Sandstone giants creep downhill
Imperceptibly at will
Littering the valley floor,
Weighing half-a-ton or more.
Monsters float with silent grace,
Falling from their lofty place.

Would not wish to be on hand
When goliaths finally land.

Marie Elena
Photo by Marie Elena Good

Note:  This is a true phenomenon in Conkle’s Hollow Nature Preserve of the Hocking Hills of Ohio.  Sandstone rocks, weighing in the tons, detach from the bedrock wall of 200-feet, and slide absolutely imperceptibly downhill to the floor of the gorge.  The rock in the photo above is one such “Slump block.”


  1. Great shot Marie. But you probably learn from the master photographer. And these last two lines are perfect. Those Hocking Hills truly inspire you. You always come back with great stuff.

  2. I loved this one Marie and I agree with Walt above!! My favorite lines include "Monsters float with silent grace,Falling from their lofty place." Hugs

  3. Helena! Lovely to see you out here! Thank you for the kind comment.

    Thank you, Walt. Yes, the HHs truly DO inspire. Someday, maybe Keith and I would like to take a trip to Alaska. Can you imagine the inspiration waiting there?

    Warm hugs to my Sweet Hannah!