The Special Occasions

I’d been saving this Cuban cigar my favorite brother gave me for a special occasion, and I kept forgetting it when I went somewhere cool like a mountain top or an Arkansas river. I wanted to save it for a special occasion because how often do you get to smoke a Cuban? I went ahead…

The Fairies

You can walk into the woods alone and feel like you’re watched, you’re followed, you’re teased. You hear birds sing, eagles scream, branches squeak, and the winds whisper or howl. These are natural sounds and they feed your natural fears. You should take these haunting sounds in as the music of paradise. Throw away your…

Shapes of Things

Take a walk and look at the shapes of things and the art nature makes.

Zion

From the sharp edge of time comes a fleeting moment for something delicate. A pocket of life in a world of stone. Beautiful and fragile. Shallow roots clinging to life in a harsh world.

Witness the Art of Landscaping

In the winter months people don’t spend as much time outdoors. It’s cold and sometimes wet and the days are short, it’s dreary. That doesn’t sound too appealing unless you live in a place where people ski or dogsled or something. I’m making a terrible argument for going out and enjoying yourself. If you live…

Infernal People Noises

We’re so noisy as a people. In a house, in a group, in a neighborhood, in a city so much noise. Our ears and minds are inundated, bombarded, swamped. There’s a fan, a furnace, a television, a car door, a highway, a plane, a stereo, a dog. It’s not natural these noises. It’s invasive, obtrusive,…

Outdoor Photography

I enjoy spending time photographing the outdoors and then editing my pictures to look different and more artistic. I see a lot of people with crystal clear pictures of birds and insects, and while that’s great it’s not my thing. Those cameras used are very expensive and using a giant zoom lens isn’t intimate enough…

Take Some Pictures

You can tell people about how great the outdoors are all day, but unless you’re a Teddy Roosevelt or an Ernest Hemingway people might not be so inspired by your words. That’s why you should carry a camera and take some pictures that will say a thousand words for you. I started taking a camera…