Wednesday, October 29, 2014

West Fork Deeply

I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.” 

― William Shakespeare

Returning to the West Fork trail after the Slide Fire.
My first hike back into the Enchanted Forest since the fire. To be honest, the damage was more than I'd expected and as I hiked through my beloved trail and surveyed my old friend, I felt I was blaming myself, my kind.

The fire damage is quite evident and although the colors were beautiful and for the most part this area of the forest was not totally destroyed, I couldn't help but feel a bit of the loss. The creek is changed, the flow, the crossings, the color and sounds. The low water level has completely changed the cove. The images I've taken over the years here are of scenes that no longer exists.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Hiking The Upper Blue Hills

“When I think of the wisest people I know, they share one defining trait: curiosity. They turn away from the minutiae of their lives-and focus on the world around them. They are motivated by the desire to explore the unfamiliar. They are drawn toward what they don't understand.” 
― Dani Shapiro

“Hope is a waking dream.” 
― Aristotle

Monday, October 27, 2014

"Love the world and yourself in it, 
move through it as though it offers no resistance,
 as though the world is your natural element." 
— Audrey Niffenegger

Upper Calf Creek Falls, Utah

Monday, October 13, 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014

“She called herself an angel, 
and wandered the world from girlhood till death. 
She lived every kind of life and dreamt every kind of dream. 
She was wild in her wandering, a drop of free water. She believed only in her life, and only in her dreams. She called herself an angel, and her god was Beauty.” 

― Roman Payne

Monday, October 06, 2014


"It’s just about letting the universe know what you want and working toward it while letting go of how it might come to pass." 
Jim Carrey

“Autumn is the hardest season. The leaves are all falling, and they're falling like
they're falling in love with the ground.” 
― Andrea Gibson