Category Archives: Landscape

2017-10-22

It may be cold outside at night and there are most definitely drawbacks to living on the road, but for all the challenges there are just as many perks and new experiences to discover. I love taking a hot shower, yet I am surprised how well am able to cope and get by without that old daily ritual. Many of my habits are stunted and new routines form. My westward horizons are uncharted and still a looming mystery to unfold, while looking back reminds me of the land covered, the towns past and seen. I never knew how easy it would be to leave it all behind. The daily newfound liberty of a nomadic crawl is ever increasingly full of continuous potential. I am ever asking myself what do I want, what do I want now, to do, to eat, to see next. It seems like I’m leaving my old life behind, though I know I carry everything with me. I am who I am because of what lies East. I know how lucky I am and I count my blessings regularly.  I give many thanks and share my gratitude.

Channel your inner Mark Weathers a bit and google then visit some of your local libraries and trail-heads.  My homes away from home.

Selfie on the snowbound trail to Mt. Beirstadt, Colorado.
Selfie on the snowbound trail to Mt. Beirstadt, Colorado.
Mt. Evans Wilderness sign on the snowbound trail to Mt. Beirstadt, Colorado.
Mt. Evans Wilderness sign on the snowbound trail to Mt. Beirstadt, Colorado.
The peaks of Mt. Beirstadt, Colorado at sunset.
The peaks of Mt. Beirstadt, Colorado at sunset.
Local wildlife enjoying the rancho beans breakfast I shared.
Local wildlife enjoying the ranchero beans breakfast I shared.

 

ranchero beans organic from whole foods 365
ranchero beans organic from whole foods 365

Imagine yourself

life is what you make of it

Are you taking?
Are you giving?

Are you stranded?
Shipwrecked?  
Lost in a sea of your own mind

You are right where you are supposed to be
Right when you are needed
Now.  Here.  
No kiddin’

It’s all about your frame of reference.
You have the power to shift it at will.
Your imagination
…is limitless.

 

 

 

a walk to the library on january 24th 2017

a long drive through the rain
manhattan whizzing by 
from one parking spot luckily avoiding a ticket

to another parking spot not far away
a square grided circle back to where I came from
getting stuck in traffic and enjoying every second

packed and sorted and turned around once more
enjoying the central park meandering about
under the archway a pause to reflect, stairs, two towers

a commitment to ending homelessness must be made
a cold wet wind funnels in the tunnel past me and the fort
a long walk to the library with much in tow under the umbrella

sweet eye candy and a deep connection to the public space
rewards abound, drowning in potential knowledge
longing to be with, imagining affections

of new york city angels and goddesses
much could be said and more
a grandeur matched by the openness of the library’s caver

bright chandeliers with countless orbs 
massive arched windows framing the billowing smoke
and ridged structures of 5th avenue at 41st street

Secret gardens hidden fruits

Don’t forget to look down.  Stoop down.  Look at what you’re about to step on and look over to side at what is not so trodden.  What is there?

what magical other place this is? So easily hidden in plain view

what magical other place this is? So easily hidden in plain view

And how does this newness you just discovered apply?

How does it affect your imagination and link to your usual perspective?

 

aerial view of the dense alien forest
aerial view of the dense alien forest

You fly by, capture a speeding glimpse and are forever changed, if you allow it within yourself.  If you are willing to let it open chains of thought, willing to let it somewhere near your heart.

A frozen moment of light eternal blossom of blood from earth
A frozen moment of light eternal blossom of blood from earth

 

The secrets are there for you to learn and share.

Their rich juices will feed your soul through osmosis.

Here are a few that I’ve found and stolen away…

The red forested plague encroaches over boulders of precious metals
The red forested plague encroaches over boulders of precious metals

For a rainy day.

the shade of the lava tree is hot enough to incinerate a human in ten seconds
the shade of the lava tree is hot enough to incinerate a human in ten seconds

The trees are speaking

What whispers will spill,

from between the cracks in the bark?

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What creaks and moans,

bends in the wind,

grows tall in the dirt and snow.

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Greetings of fruit to bear

shade from the heat during the Summer months,

shade from the Sun’s far reaching rays.

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What ways do you grow?

What fruit do you bear?

Who do you cast a shadow upon,

as the sunlight feeds us all…

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Let us all be lush and verdant! – mww 2015

 

accidentally stepped on

Oh I’m sorry!  I didn’t see you down there,

I must not have been listening out for you.  Are you OK?

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Pardon me, but what if you accidentally killed something that mattered to you?

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maybe you’re just walking down a path, up a hill
and something jumps in your way, underfoot or
in your face.

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Now that it’s dead, what do you do?
You made it out alive and you get
to sleep in your bed tonight

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Sometimes at the foot of my bed at night I think to myself
Sometimes I declare my motives to myself
Sometimes before I fall asleep, I wake up
and see the light. and then I can’t sleep.

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Bask in the warm sunbeams, please. – Mark Weathers Nov 2014

 

Pillar of doom

All the time in the world, waiting patiently for your end.  Spend as much time as you need, all the time you can.  Enjoy your ride.  Mazes are fun.  Get lost on purpose.  Adventure, explore and dig deep.  Walk all the way around.  Check it out.

There is only one way in.
There is only one way in.

One way out.

Death is an unknowable mystery.

Life is knowable mystery within unknowable mystery.

Marvel at your surroundings, look all around.

Try to figure it out all, take it all in.

Seek your roots, seek your truth,

once you’ve spread your wings.

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land softly and launch again.  - MW 2014-10-17
land softly and launch again. – MW 2014-10-17