we spent the weekend at a much higher elevation and it is evident that winter is coming. the trees were bare, save the last of the maples holding onto yellow and red leaves. i like winter because the forest floor comes alive. the christmas ferns and partridge berry vines and the mosses and lichens shine through the brown, crunchy leaves. everything rests.
a few weeks before i quit my job, i was out hiking alone and enjoying the summery woodland vibes. i was thinking about what i wanted my life to look like post-conventional job. i wrote a list in my head of “agreements”- benchmark beliefs that i want to guide my life. one of these agreements was – to live and work in closer connection with nature. with the seasonal changes, this agreement has been at the forefront of my mind. Continue reading “seasonal change”
i’ve lived in north georgia for five years now, and can’t believe i never visited mount yonah until this past week. yonah is one of the southernmost mountains of the north ga range, and as such has sweeping views in many directions. the iconic mountain has a sheer rock face on one side that the us army uses for rock climbing training. my mom and i hiked it the other day – two miles straight up, two miles straight back down, and well worth it.
photos my mom and sister took of our camping trip in southwest virginia. i loved it so much, i am definitely considering the area as a potential relocation spot come next spring. can’t wait to take andrew up there this autumn! Continue reading “virginia”
2016: photos of the oglethorpe yard as i worked to remove invasive and build a swale/ mini food forest. Continue reading “oglethorpe”
My first sunflower opening up. So, a poem. Continue reading “sunflower poem”
last weekend we vacationed in asheville for three days to celebrate our anniversary and both our birthdays, which conveniently occur in a two week window. i didn’t take a lot of pictures because i’m trying to have my phone on my person less… but i did get a couple cool shots at the arboretum. Continue reading “asheville”
two weeks ago i was lucky enough to spend three days backpacking in linville gorge. the gorge is all designated wilderness, and is renowned for its rugged trails, grueling climbs, and picaresque river. linville did not disappoint. highlights include: ripe blueberries, blooming mountain laurel, camping along the river, climbing table rock, swimming in the ice cold river post hike, and teaching my brother to eat sourwood. here are some pictures my brother took. Continue reading “linville gorge”
today, june 3rd, is National Trails Day! to celebrate, go for a hike, paddle or ride; attend a workshop in the great outdoors; or volunteer on a trail project near you! check out the link for local listings. Ii honor of NTD, I present to you a piece i wrote simply titled: “Why I Love Trails” Continue reading “national trails day”