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Porcupine’s Helper

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… the best armor or shield or defense is not enough. Sometimes we need the help of something greater to keep us safe …  Porcupine’s Helper A tree of great size rises up as I approach. I am drifting silently on a slight breeze. The tree, maybe an ancient elm, climbs up into the sky, […]

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The Hitchhiker

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The Hitchhikers On the wing of a fly the moon is born as giant reptiles roam and we circle around the sun. Then off to the sink faucet as a nearby mother coos to a baby cradled on her chest. A stop to listen to the other flies buzzing and teasing the horse ears, making […]

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The Heart Rope

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The Heart Rope A rope tied to my heart Braided from the fibers of fatherhood Has been tossed over into the turbulence With a prayer that your hand will grab it… And I know that only you can grab it This is my journey –Nate Long “Owl” Oil pastel with digital manipulation  

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Stepping Through

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Stepping Through   You have the opportunity, the privilege, the strength and the ability To step through this sacred doorway. What will you bring with you? What will you leave behind?   This is my journey — Nate Long “Owl” ink with digital manipulation

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2017 Winter Chief’s Labyrinth Caretaker’s Gathering

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On Sunday, December 17th, a group gathered at Muleshoe Bend to help care for and honor Chief’s Labyrinth. The Caretaker’s Gathering is held four times a year to help maintain the physical and energetic cleanliness of Chief’s Labyrinth and to honor and spend some time with him, offering our prayers and seeking his guidance.  A […]

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The Singing Rain Trees of Muleshoe Bend

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The Singing Rain Trees of Muleshoe Bend   It was chilly and rainy… but we all insisted on a hike to discover the wise-trees of the park. These “Rain Trees”, as we called them, sang to us in the rain. So much gratitude for those who walked with me in the rain.   Nate Long […]

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2017 December Muleshoe Camp with Chief

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The following photos were taken during a camp trip December 15, 16 and 17 at Muleshoe Bend, near Chief and Chief’s Labyrinth. We had 9 camping in a cold down-pour on the Saturday night… but we all managed to sing and laugh anyway. Earlier that day we took a walk in the rain to visit […]

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Talking with Tree

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Talking with Tree   Tree stands before you. Rough bark on a wide, tall trunk. Branches stretch out above your reach, Like she is yawning after a slumber. Yes… she has just awoken to you, Touching her so slightly with honor, Asking her to tell you her story. So she smiles, only as Tree can, […]

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Darn the Tears

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Darn the Tears   My grandmother looks up slowly from her work with a large smile and invites me closer. It is so good to be with her again. She sits on the ground and is sewing a blanket — darning the tears that have appeared between each of the colors. “Will be good as […]

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Making a Prayer of Gratitude 2017

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Making a Prayer of Gratitude (2017) with Nate Long “Owl” November 29th, 2017 at Clear Springs Studio, Austin, Texas — A Catcher woven between us Connects us all We give our Unconditional Love to all things Letting us hold the space of every one and every thing Letting us for a brief moment feel how […]

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