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Cairns:  Walks in Thin Places

Thin places, the Celts call this space,

Both seen and unseen,

Where the door between this world 
and the next
is cracked open for a moment,

And the light is not all on the other side.


 Sharlande Sledge


     The Cairns Project is the merging of three long-term fine art projects in environmental landscape -- The Sabbath Walks, The Talk That Rain Makes and A Fierce Landscape.  As these three projects have developed and continue to evolve, five geographical areas that I have come to know as Thin have become the focus --  the high desert canyons of Colorado's western slope, the coastline of northwestern Washington and British Columbia, the Pembrokeshire Coast of Wales, Iceland's northern coast, and where I live along Colorado's Palmer Divide.

 
      Please keep an eye on the Galleries Page for new images and also on the Cairns page for new images, stories, meanders and other gleanings from the trail.