Sunday, May 27, 2012

Backpack, purse, black shoes, hiking boots

What do all these things have in common? Well they are the 'trade-offs'. I quote the words because it has a negative connotation when these are far from being negative.

Today my favorite (and last) everyday backpack (the canyon's version of a purse or handbag) bit the dust. Like my shoes I am brutal on them. It hit me today as I referenced the backpack of being one of multiples; I remember telling my friends how once upon a time I had multiples of black shoes, now I have multiples of hiking boots. (My newest pair I blew out on the hike to/from Phantom Ranch in February.) ...and yes I have one other backpack but it's a camping pack.  Huge.

As I said; brutal.

Ok, so I've added to my collection of hiking shoes with Keen sandles, (love them), and now I think I'll go vintage on my new purse, uh, I mean backpack. 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Annular Solar Eclipse

Over the desert... Forged between the sun and moon... The Ring of Fire

Monday, May 07, 2012

The journey begins the camping weekend...

Down by the river
Have you been kissed by the moon
Bathe in earths essence....

Natural Bridges National Park...and then some

this was the path....

The BEST was found on an unexpeted road side as we went off the proverbial 'beaten path'. I have a NICE series of these so if you'd like to see me

The ride home...

Friday, May 04, 2012


Onto a new weekend, so today starts my early Friday, well, since it's past midnight it is now my early Saturday of which I will have two. Plans? Goin camping with Ellen. Natural Bridges National Monument; On hand besides necessities, well I've added to the 'necessities' list; camera, 300mm lens, sketchbook, pencils. Don't worry they will not replace the necessary water and electrolite items needed for this high desert environment. Expectations? Fun, and more conversations with Spirit; of this I have no doubts it'll be much more then expected...more info later upon my return

Desert View

I took myself out last weekend to Desert view, on the way I learned a few new things and rediscovered others. Glad I didn't wait to be asked.

O'Neill Butte, been there,up close and personal. It's amazing.

Ok, of the last two which looks the best? Black and White or color? Thinking on selling the two as a set. Thoughts?