Tenacious Rays

Tenacious Rays
On the rainforest floor
Richly green and always moist
It is not life which is persistent
Must be tenacious

But rather the sun
On intermittent cloudless days
Its light filtered by the canopy
To fine, piercing rays
As necessary to sustain life
As a desert rain

Capilano River Regional Park
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

On location for Primeval: New World, May, 2012

A response to this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge, Forces of Nature