Joy of the Wild

A few more shots from the journey to the highcountry.  Massive fires came through last summer, and now, heavy snow.  Always seeking the “heretic” paths–choosing the “unorthodox” way.  The natural adventure is always calling. . . {Photos by the Jolly Heretic} Advertisements

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Sheltered in the old cabin high in the mountains for another short Winter’s week, my brother and I climbed around the mossy boulders and glacier-ground cairns of stone, touched the massive bark arms of time-worn trees and crisscrossed icy burns and rivers.  We were delightfully dowsed in sun, soil, snow and stream. After putting my […]

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Same Earth

For a class I’m teaching, I posted these two photos I took from the East and West Coasts of America.  It seems hard for people to remember:  ideas can wash onto our mental shores from different directions.  Yet, it’s one land.  And, water is water.  We have more in common than we realize. And, of […]

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Same Sea

I still stare at this image I took a few years ago.  Two very different creatures, sharing the same stones, the same shore, the same sea. I suppose there’s a “lesson or message” there. . . Or, maybe it’s just for a smile and another scene of simple and simply incredible beauty.

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A Lifetime of Wonder. . .

Weeding through old papers (and shredding old journals) I found this scribble on a page, written in my one-room forest cabin on the island in 2006: We, inflated bags of water and air as we are, have inflated our own importance on the planet (let alone the solar system, the universe). We are a blip, […]

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