Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Rockface

The sedimentary rocks of Glacier National Park with colors and textures abound!


Monday, August 15, 2016

Glacier

"The mountains are calling and I must go."  
- John Muir adventurer extraordinaire

Absolutely stunning. Hiking the Highline Loop Trail and the Siyeh Pass Loop took us away from the main roads and deeper into the mountains. It felt so good being there. The calm, the wind, the air so fresh and peaceful. We camped just outside the park and cooked all our meals outside the back of the van. It was lovely spending so much time outside. The water at Glacier too, awe there is almost nothing better than cooling yourself in a clear stream after a long hike. Our national parks, an invaluable treasure for the world to cherish. 










Friday, August 12, 2016

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Traveling West

Stunning and raw, the Badlands National Park. Absolutely dangerous with its blazing heat. Beautiful in the exposure of the layered colored bands and quickly eroding in the span of time. This site will only exist for 1 million years and then will disappear once again. 







Friday, August 5, 2016

Farewell Ithaca

And finally the time has come to say goodbye. 

We moved here very unsure of what we would find. The country side, the deep glacier carved lakes, the white wine, those were the things we were told to expect. Only a slice of Ithaca of course, we also found a deeply liberal and funky little town. Full of people who want to be just beyond reach, unchained, and living life in less of a rush. It is a very nice place. Quiet, very welcoming, and if you can find home, you stay. 


Monday, August 1, 2016

Changing Seasons

One of my favorite places in Ithaca - Sapsucker Woods. A very serene place full of walking trails. Wondering through the woods and listening to the birds brings peace to the soul.

The forests of the East are so strikingly different to those at home. The ground floor is dense with foliage in the summer, you could not see 10 feet ahead of you without the trail. And then in the fall, all the deciduous leaves fall and the path becomes golden, especially when the light is hitting it. The wind blowing gently through the leaves is one of the most beautiful sounds. Come winter, the forest is bare, and remains so for what seems like an eternity. Where has the green gone to? Snow is the only reprieve - providing contrast and sparkle to the quiet sleeping forest. And stirring again, slowly slowly spring emerges. Almost hiding away until suddenly it is summer once again.

All so beautifully captured in the lovely Supsucker Woods.