Fungi and Lichen

January 26, 2015

january2015-hike-35 (1 of 1)“The ability to yield, to bend, to give way, to accommodate, he said, was sometimes a source of strength in men as well as in wood…”
― Daniel James Brown

The Edge of Things

January 26, 2015

january2015-hike-22 (1 of 1) january2015-hike-23 (1 of 1) january2015-hike-25 (1 of 1) january2015-hike-26 (1 of 1)“The woods…taught us about survival, about overcoming difficulty, about prevailing over adversity, but it also taught us something about the underlying reason for surviving in the first place. Something about infinite beauty, about undying grace, about things larger and greater than ourselves. About the reasons we were all here.”
― Daniel James Brown

Icy Wonderland

January 26, 2015

january2015-hike-18 (1 of 1) january2015-hike-20 (1 of 1)  january2015-hike-29 (1 of 1)january2015-hike-30 (1 of 1) january2015-hike-31 (1 of 1)  january2015-hike-32 (1 of 1)january2015-hike-33 (1 of 1) january2015-hike-28 (1 of 1)“She is something new, something hopeful. Like spring to my deep winter.”
― Pierce Brown

Still Life

January 26, 2015

january2015-hike-12 (1 of 1) january2015-hike-15 (1 of 1) january2015-hike-16 (1 of 1) january2015-hike-17 (1 of 1)“Take what you’ve learned and love someone again.

Find someone to love and love without condition.

This is why we’re all here.”
― Lisa Genova

Mountain Top

November 15, 2014

november2014-hike-40 (1 of 1)“Falling in love is very real, but I used to shake my head when people talked about soul mates, poor deluded individuals grasping at some supernatural ideal not intended for mortals but sounded pretty in a poetry book. Then, we met, and everything changed, the cynic has become the converted, the sceptic, an ardent zealot.”
― E.A. Bucchianeri

Forest Song

November 15, 2014

november2014-hike-31 (1 of 1) november2014-hike-39 (1 of 1)“I dreamed about you baby.
It was just the other night.
Most of you was naked
Ah, but some of you was light.”
― Leonard Cohen

A Prayer

November 15, 2014

november2014-hike-21 (1 of 1) november2014-hike-22 (1 of 1) november2014-hike-26 (1 of 1)“There’s no forsaking what you love
no existential leap
as witnessed here in time and blood
a thousand kisses deep”
― Leonard Cohen

Forest Gifts

November 14, 2014

november2014-hike-29 (1 of 1) november2014-hike-28 (1 of 1)november2014-hike-32 (1 of 1)november2014-hike-36 (1 of 1)november2014-hike-34 (1 of 1)  november2014-hike-38 (1 of 1)“We are not mad. We are human.We want to love, and someone must forgive us for the paths we take to love….”
― Leonard Cohen

 

A Whisper

November 14, 2014

november2014-hike-18 (1 of 1)“You know how to call me
although such a noise now
would only confuse the air
Neither of us can forget
the steps we danced
the words you stretched
to call me out of dust
Yes I long for you
not just as a leaf for weather
or vase for hands
but with a narrow human longing
that makes a man refuse
any fields but his own
I wait for you at an
unexpected place in your journey.”  –Leonard Cohen

 

Footsteps Through The Forest

November 14, 2014

november2014-hike-11 (1 of 1) november2014-hike-12 (1 of 1)  november2014-hike-30 (1 of 1)november2014-hike-17 (1 of 1) november2014-hike-15 (1 of 1)november2014-hike-13 (1 of 1)  november2014-hike-19 (1 of 1)“My heart sings of your longing for me, and my thoughts climb down to marvel at your mercy. I do not fear as you gather up my days. Your name is the sweetness of time, and you carry me close into the night, speaking consolations, drawing down lights from the sky, saying, See how the night has no terrors for one who remembers the name.”
― Leonard Cohen