Sunday, September 29, 2013

Um lugar de segurança--o meu carro

After a long day, I pull into the driveway, I turn off my car and I sit. I recoup. I'm ready for the day to be over, but I'm not ready to go inside. The car is so quiet. It reminds me of being in the woods. Which is silly,  because it's a car, but it has an incredibly calming effect on my soul. My safe space. 

So stupid that it's my car. 

Thursday, September 26, 2013


for a moment (to be)
for rain
warm bed
white noise
rustle of trees
wind so big
talk talk talk
of mountaintops
and of waiting (to be)

Sunday, September 15, 2013

As vezes, eu estou engraçado.

Also, why does jk auto-correct to jj?!

Viveres só uma vez!

(Is that the portugues version of yolo?)
Last minute trip to Bear Lake? Yes please. 
Magical Dani. 
Such a beautiful lake. And cold. 
Mars and D on a dock in a lake. 
We headed over to Bloomington Lake above Bear Lake to try out the the rope swing. It was probably more cold than Bear Lake, but I swung off like 5 times.  
So graceful. 
Good job guys. 


My father is a beekeeper. Well, he became one this year. We harvested our honey a couple weeks ago. 
After being attack by the bees (seriously, it was the Thomas/My Girl experience I had nightmare about as a child, but I did only get stung once) we got down to business:
First we cut the caps off with a warm knife. Then we stuck the racks in a centrifuge where we spun the honey out. 
Worth it?
12.5 pounds of the yummiest honey ever. 

Saudades das montanhas das Apalaches

Yup. Suchadork. 
The classic Katahdin pose. Where I will be picking up next go around. 

Feliz aniversario querida

That one time for my birthday...
This year I turned 27. So I went to Havasupai to celebrate. Almost. 
It got flooded. A lot. We unfortunately didn't find out till we were there at the trailhead. 
We of course stopped at the Hoover Dam on the way. 
(The sadness in this picture is overwhelming.)
So we went to Sedona instead. Not an equal trade by a long shot, but still fun. 
(Slide Rock State Park)
(Sterling Pass, a short hike; we never did find Vultee Arch though)
We did an overnighter up the West Fork Canyon. This is where we camped:
(My little tent under the little lean-to)
(Looking pretty good for a 27yo.)
The first three mile you criss-cross the river until the trail ends and you hike in the river for the next 3 miles. 
Worth it. 
Arizona is the prettiest. 
Then of course we thought it'd be a good idea to go to the Grand Canyon. We camped in Kaibob National Forest, right outside the park. 
Arizona sunrises. 
I've never been to the Grand Canyon. I had no idea I'd experience the awe that I did. It was incredible. 

Next time, Havasupai, next time.