The tree I had in the garden as a child, my beech tree, I used to climb up there and spend hours. I took my homework up there, my books, I went up there if I was sad, and it just felt very good to be up there among the green leaves and the birds and the sky.
Day 11 | This is why I hike.
Haven’t had a chance to share a timelapse in awhile. Often times I feel like they’re the best way to try and share a part of life I experienced that a single 1/125th of a moment can’t share
Mamiya 7ii | Portra 400
I do not entirely agree with this quote. While I I understand (or think I do) where he's coming when he formulated this quote /thought, I do not believe that these two "species" are mutually exclusive. Moreso, I do feel that those who suffer greater hardship frequently do become shielded as they wander through life, often less apt to adopt new ways, methods, or people into their lives; the proverbial "stuck in your old ways" sentiment, consciously or not.
Marco Pierre White: "I believe there's really two species of human beings. The first species is the most common, there's more of them. They are individuals who, like we all, are born into a certain world and they become a product of that world. They absorb that environment that they are born into, they become an extension of it, they become a part of it... The rarer species, in my opinion, is the individual who has been damaged as a child. They have suffered misfortune and great tragedy. This doesn't mean that they are better than people, it just means that they have suffered... And very few individuals suffer that tragedy. But what happens... Is an invisible shell covers you. It protects you, so you don't absorb the world you're brought into, you don't become part of that world... You observe that world."
📸 October 2018
📍 Glacier Peak Wilderness
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There are no ordinary moments.
We can make up excuses, we can explain away our need for action, we can give into fear, trepidation, and apathy. Or, we can get in the river, paddle like our life depends on it, and live the adventure.
We live like others vacation here
Autumn and winter colliding on the south aspect of Mt Cannon
Grand Prismatic is worth all the tourist hype. Even while standing right beside the spring, I had a hard time wrapping my head around that it was real.
The chilly air got me missing these early cold mornings in the mountains. // Glacier National Park - August 14th, 2018
Have you heard the story of the rose that bloomed in the night?
Without the sun’s presence
She grew from her own light
She did not yearn for warmth on her skin
For she knew she held the power to radiate from within
Though she had strong thorns
Her heart was always open
For those with an open heart
Can never be broken 🌹
The happiest & most alive I’ve felt in a long time was right here in this exact moment. Trying to cultivate these feelings in the every day mundane. #nationalpubliclandsday
Handsomest man & the prettiest views I ever did see. Living the literal dream with this man by my side.
Yet again the early wake-up call paid off. We had this place to ourselves for breakfast. // We were a little disappointed to find out Glacier was having three wildfires because it meant the views would be blocked by smoke. The valley on the Highline Trail indeed was filled, but even so the views were so wildly surreal that I can’t even begin to imagine what it would look like clear. I can’t describe to you the overwhelming awe I felt standing in this majesty. Pictures obviously don’t do it justice. Unreal. Ineffable. Glacier... we will be back.