Sunday, April 24, 2011


Some more texture I liked while on a recent distant journey...

Links, connections...that's what the journey was about.

Now it's Easter weekend here in Colorado and it's been snowing at the house off and on, quite dreary but nice in it's own restorative way. Bought my little veggie starter plants today, looking forward and day dreaming about my summer garden while running in the snow. Sun and warmth will be here soon.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cloud Kingdom

I flew recently. One of the things I love about flying is being able to look down onto the earth and see everything from a unique perspective. I also love clouds and being up in the clouds, it feels like a sacred landscape. On my flight home I traveled in the evening and chased the sun west. There were tremendous storms all around and below and it made for an incredible landscape of clouds with the setting sunlight.

These aren't my images of what I saw that day but I was completely touched and in awe of this wilderness of clouds. It appeared to me as a landscape of cloud canyons, mesas and mountains. With depth and relief, valleys and summits, it appeared endless and all encompassing, no earth below. This was/is a vast wilderness that was untouchable by me, by humans. I was able to visit and view it by flying in an airplane but otherwise it was completely empty of human activity and it was heartening to know that, to realize something so vast and complex was empty and still and off limits to human feet and hands. We can visit briefly but we cannot stay. I imagined myself being able to climb up and down all over these clouds that seemed so solid and substantial, this vast wild place, deeply quiet and untouched. A sacred kingdom of it's very own.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Fight Club

Awesome image, fierce, I get it..the movie is very good too. Fall down 6 times, get up 7..something like that.
I start 6 weeks of manual PT tomorrow for my back/hip, my glutes and my core need some recalibrating so they can support my hip and it's functions so everyone can play together nicely.
This weekend I'm off on a solo quest for soul strengthening, wish me luck.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

We got nuked!

Except for a few small snow drifts this area was open and ready to ride prior to it getting nuked on by snow on Sunday.

We still had fun even if we were a little cold..
It's pretty cool how something you ride often without much thought becomes fairly epic just because the weather changes things up on you.

Friday, April 1, 2011

A little more

Deep, open spaces

Friendly faces

This is not a poem, really..

more of a soliloquy perhaps..

open gates..please come in

the apple does not fall far from the tree..

this/that is all..