"She did not need much, wanted very little. A kind word, sincerity, fresh air, clean water, a garden, kisses, books to read, sheltering arms, a cozy bed, and to love and be loved in return."
— Starra Neely Blade
(Source: psych-facts, via hey-goodbye)
We had guests in town this week, so we decided to show off our playground in the Three Sisters Wilderness. The beginning of our hike took us through an extensive 2 year old burn and it was pretty amazing to witness the regeneration that was already taking place. The 7 mile hike was very dynamic taking us from the burn, across glacial runoff, through a rock slide, past pretty meadows & finally up beyond the treeline to sandy trails.
We made camp above an alpine lake, cooked dinner & relaxed while Mother Nature put on a light show with cloud lightning above the South Sister. I saw a shooting star just below the cloud bank.
Sunshine woke us & we climbed to the top of the ridge above camp. Our view of the Three Sisters was truly amazing & we discovered a little turquoise blue lake in a pocket beyond the wind-swept ridge.
It was an amazing trip. I love this area & feel continually grateful to be able to enjoy it.
Day at the lake with my faves.
Throwing streamers & catching pretty fish.
Drinking wine to celebrate new adventures with my fella.
Getting too much sun.
Cloey & I had every intention of cleaning out the basement & being awesome today. Things quickly came screeching to a halt when I picked up some things and A PILE of HUGE spiders came scrambling out.
LISTEN, listen… I’m not a total sissy. I just lack the proper equipment to deal with the situation (hazmat suit & flamethrower). It is also very dark & they are so tiny & sneaky. (Shudder.)
Basically… I don’t know, we might have to move or burn down the house. It’s a toss up but I really think fire is the way to go. Anyhow, Cloey & I will be snuggling in bed until further notice.
We did not read below. BOOM! Friday day drinking escapades commence with my girls!
I just got back from a great two day trip up along the Pacific Crest Trail in the Three Sisters Wilderness. We hiked in to a beautiful alpine lake, hung out on a peninsula & fished & napped in the sun all day. I’ve had bronchitis for the last week & was SO EXCITED to get outside. It’s definitely getting colder at night & I’m excited for hot cider & whiskey season! I am so stoked to be able to explore so much of this beautiful state.
Decided to swing by my parents house & came away with quite the harvest! So excited to make tons of pasta sauce & try my hand at some grape jam.
"The more the outside world tries to reinforce an image of you, the harder it is to continue to be an artist, which is why a lot of times, artists have to say ‘Bye. I have to go. I’m going crazy and I’m getting out of here.’ And they go and hibernate somewhere. Maybe later they re-emerge a little differently."
— Steve Jobs
Can’t keep my hairs combed so I cut em off!