We’re not spending Thanksgiving on top of a mountain, but we are spending it in our mountain apartment so it’s the next best thing. 💕
Missing both sides of the family this evening, but extra thankful for each and every one of our family and friends. These relationships are truly the sweetest treasure.
Looking forward to our gorgeous Black Friday here in Wisconsin. 56° and sunny is what the current forecast says. @timlchaffee and I are spending the weekend in the woods to celebrate my birthday and soak up the fresh air before winter gets here.
As I sit here and make my eyes go wonky sewing stripes, I am feeling pretty grateful and Thankful for my studio & that super rad log cabin home you can see out the window in this pic. This garment tag in the 2nd pic, reminds me about how much I used to move, which was not an easy process when you own 5 industrial sewing machines and run a clothing business. I used to put Handmade in the North Cascades on everything because of moving so much. I’m so glad that I can put on all my new tags #handmadeinmazama .
The up and sudden move to the #methowvalley 4 years ago, has been one of the best decisions of our lives. I’m also thankful for the amazing community and valley that I am so lucky to call home. 🙏🌟🙏 *
Hiking into the heart of a park with bear spray gives you a sense of the wild. To venture into the beauty of this world often means risking your safety. Everything in this life that is worthy requires courage. To practice love in this world requires the highest form of courage. But this world has diluted and changed the meaning of that word. Yet this was not the plan, love was made to be the standard, the only real option. Something as clear as day, something everyone understood above all things. Nevertheless love requires choice to choose the other. So in ancient times this principle was shockingly betrayed and somehow, a choice to go against love was the catalyst for the destruction of our lives and the world. The spiritual truth is more impactful that what we see with our eyes! Our choices really change reality in much deeper ways than we can imagine! Your thoughts and choices mean the world! The human heart and mind and nature itself was corrupted and slowly but surely the world has turned upside down. Purity is mocked, authentic love is discouraged, spiritual things are strange. Immpurity is celebrated and well compensated and twisted forms of passion have seized the day, while intellect alone is the new god. The Bible talks about creation “groaning as in birth pains” toward the end of time. That natural disasters will escalate significantly. All this must happen, says God, the sin disease has to run it’s course and everyone will see what fruits of anti-love are. Destruction. But love, true love, is eternal and magnificent! Those who choose this Way will be given the highest honor, to become heirs to the Kingdom of Heaven and forever increase their understanding of this God who is Love. Do not be deceived friends, God is Love! Look to how you change in nature, these are but little hints to what you can have with Jesus at your side.
My #coach @schmenge assigned me to do 5 miles with 10 hill sprints. So, I parked at the bottom of the canyon and ran 1.5 up, and 1.5 down to get a good warmup in. I did a handful@of strides and then did all of my hill sprints ⛰🏃🏻♀️ when it was over, I wanted to be done. Not because I was super tired or cold or sore or anything... but just because I wanted to be done. I walked over to my car, sat down, paused my garmin, took off my headphones, started my car and was just going to quit even though I still needed about 2 miles. I kept thinking of all of the excuses I could give me coach about why I quit early. “My watch died, I broke my ankle, there was a tornado, lol idk I just knew I needed to produce a good reason as to why I quit / gave up. I thought about my children and how I’d ever look them in eyes and teach them to not lie when we play I Spy, or to not cheat on their math quizzes. How would I warn them about the pitfalls of deceit if I couldn’t be honest myself? So I got back out of my nice warm car and ran another 2 bitter cold miles. Now please don’t misunderstand me, I don’t think 2 miles in the grand scheme of things is a big deal. I think it’s totally fine to bail on a workout here and there when your body is begging to stop and you’re trying to avoid injury. Sometimes, we crave the freedom to make our own choices and it feels liberating to be like, “No. I’m not going to do this just because I don’t want to.” But that’s entirely different than giving up for no reason, and then lying about it which is what I was tempted to do 😳 Anyway, I’m super glad I got those silly 5 miles done and hopefully, the next time I’m struggling in life or during a race I can think back and say, “I did that. I can do this too.” 🙏🏻
It wasn't that long ago I would not have been able to stand even close to the edge. How times have changed... Beneath me, sheer cliff. It's unbelievably beautiful. Something I wish for all eyes to experience. You feel most alive on the edge of extreme risk. In this moment you value everything, every aspect of your life. Good and bad. Just to be alive, your so grateful. Knowing in a spilt second it could all be gone. 🤔 The most substantial feeling though. Your alone... It takes courage to stand here in this moment. People who love you will always support and encourage you. But at the end of the day, only you can take the step. 👊🏽I won't lie. I'm still scared, Loving this living on the edge thing. One step at a time. ✨💗😊•
"Keep close to nature's heart... and break clear away once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean" John Muir #findyouractive 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹
Gorgeous photo by #📷 @janisagi
You can consider yourself lucky, when you can call many places home 🏡
I am back, and extremely happy to be spending the beginning of the winter ❄️ season here in #Montreal .
It's always great to take breaks from the social media world. 2017 is almost ending, and I am back in Montreal getting ready to welcome 2018 with new plans and adventures. I will be sharing some great news and changes soon.
I still have some cool shots I took during my recent visit to Lebanon to share with you, so hope you will enjoy them. Keep Jumping!! •
#GlobeJumpers#KeepJumping#independenceday 🇱🇧 •
Moonset on Mt Baker
A beautiful evening unfolds in the North Cascades as seen from Lake Ann. •CONNECT•CREATE•INSPIRE
Love the photo, love the description. On my consideration list for painting. .
My acrylic landscape series, 36 Moods of Mt Baker is inspired by Japanese artist Hokusai's 36 Views of Mt Fuji with a twist. All of my paintings will be chosen from photos or those on Instagram that I find inspiring. There a lot of photos that I'm considering. Not all that I feature here will make it into the series.
Once I decide I would like to interpret a particular photo and have it as part of the series I contact the photographer to ask their permission. My goal is a group art show where each photographer and their work is presented alongside my interpretation.
Please tag photos you'd like me to consider for my series with the hashtag #moodsofmtbaker To see my other art please follow me @susanlgreigart⠀
After taking advantage of the Mountain Park Lodges 50% off deal, Roscoe G. (@roscoegee) headed an hour out of Jasper to Maligne Lake to see it in it's winter glory. "We’ve seen the lake in the summer, but never in the winter so we wanted to check it out. There was no one else while we were there, but we did see more moose and big horned sheep that ever before." #explorewithamatravel#wanderlustwednesday
A river, the sea, you, me and a world to see! - Lake Sørvágsvatn/Leitisvatn (name is debatable, depending on who you ask), located on the island of Vagar is the largest lake in the Faroe Islands. What is unusual is that it is situated on an island surrounded by cliffs whose heights ranges from 252 to 376 meters. At one side, water of Sørvágsvatn reaches the edge of a cliff and therefore thrown into the deep in an almost invisible waterfall. The Lake literally hangs over the Atlantic Ocean.
Um rio, o mar, eu, você e um mundo inteiro para explorar! - O Lago Sørvágsvatn/Leitisvatn (o nome é discutível, dependendo a quem você pergunta), localizado na ilha de Vagar, é o maior lago das ilhas Faroé. O fato incomum é que ele está situado numa ilha cercada por penhascos cuja as alturas variam de 252 a 376 metros. De um lado, a água do Sørvágsvatn atinge a borda de um penhasco e é jogada para o fundo em cachoeira quase invisível. O lago literalmente paira sobre o Oceano Atlântico
I'm thankful for moments like this: Ascending nearly 2000 feet in just three-quarters of a mile. When my thighs are on fire and I'm out of breath- pushing my body beyond its limits. Standing at the top, looking down, thinking "gosh that was totally awesome!!!" It's moments like this that keep me coming back for more! It's true when they say "The best view comes after the hardest climb!"