When she is annoyed we got caught in a storm and I'm still stopping to take photos. She retaliated with the lowest form of combat...the imitation. Dammit though, she nailed it. I do look exactly like this. #sickburn
“Cosmic Cabin” ... Nikon D850, ISO4000, 20 seconds exposure at f5, NIKKOR 14-24mm f2.8 lens ... Lightpainting with Larson Electronics RL-85 portable spotlight.
My new favorite location to Lightpaint is the R Lazy S Ranch near Wilson, Wyoming: http://rlazys.com/
Many thanks to Matt and Rebecca and the Stirn family for inviting @summitworkshops to hold my Lightpainting classes under the Milky Way each evening.
The R Lazy S Ranch boarders the Snake River and has spectacular views of the Tetons making it an exceptional location for my Lightpainting classes during the Summit NATURE Workshops this September 16-21, 2018.
See my 2018 Workshops Calendar link in my IG Profile.
I am loving how the clouds get stuck on that tallest peak. My bestie and I walked to this middle of this frozen lake and had some coffee. I was feeling all good about my level of adventurousness until I saw all these backcountry skiers coming down the mountains. That put my badassery back in check. I was out there sipping hot coffee and trekking a giant lopsided heart into the snow....not very badass!
I have had a hard time breathing lately (months actually) and it scared me. This same type of breathlessness was the main symptom that led to my diagnosis of lymphoma 6 years ago. Turns out a hiatal hernia is all I have going on now. Phew.
For the past few months breathlessness has halted one of my favorite things, hiking. Now that I'm on the mend, and have been back to exploring, I'm reminded of this moment I had last summer. I made this video that I kept to myself until now. I'm feeling the same feelings again. Grateful I'm okay. Jazzed for the return of my zest for life. Fighting tears that I'm okay and still have more world to explore, more moments to savor, and more love to experience before I'm gone.
I love a new year. It's a time of reflection on the previous year and a time to fine tune what is wanted from life. 2017,
and the hike in this video, was the first time I went on a big hike alone. 9 miles with 3400 feet of elevation gain was out of my comfort and fitness zones. I recall constantly telling myself "I can do hard things" whilst I dragged my tired thighs passed scary piles of hairy bear shit. I had wanted to hike this peak for a long time but always put it off. I put it off for the high difficulty and I put it off because no one could/would go with me. I'm ever grateful I grew a pair and just did it. I kept doing it, hiking, for the rest of the year. I saw some bonerific views AND felt like a dipshit for not previously taking advantage of "my backyard". My appetite for exploring only grew and I can't wait to see what I can gander in 2018.
I'm alive. Years ago I was seriously faced with the reality that life is short. I've been reminded of that fact recently. My life may or may not be long. Either way, I'm going to gather ever moment I can, like an episode of hoarders, but lovely instead of full of dead cats and bottles of piss. 2018, I will sponge every minute moment I can.
I got some quality time canoodling with my favorite mountains today. Old man winter isn't putting up much of a fight yet so my snow shoes stayed strapped to my bag most of the day. Hooray says my lazy ass!
Wanna smile all day? The person who pours the last drop of any of the @accomplicebeer kegs, we pick up your beer tab! Try your luck tonight during the College Football National Championship game 🍻🏈 #killthekeg#downtowncheyenne