Photographer's Note

"You must teach our children that the ground beneath their feet is the ashes of your grandfathers. So that they will respect the land, tell your children that the earth is rich with the lives of our kin. Teach your children what we have taught our children, that the earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves. This we know: The earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth. This we know. All things are connected like the blood which units one family. All things are connected."
--inspired by Chief Seattle's reply to the 'Great White Chief' in Washington in 1854 on the occasion of an offer of an Indian 'reservation' in exchange for a large area of Indian land.

Taken during an afternoon walk on the first day of the year, as part of a short series of people shots of the northern landscape. If you'd like to compare, the colour version is in the Workshop.

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