Ok I don’t think I’ve seen that many sunspots in one photograph but I’m not skilled enough to fix it. ‘Twas a nice sunset tho 😅
Sometimes it slips my mind how good it feels to forget about real life for a while. I just have to occasionally remind myself - that everything I do is for the great escape.
Ah, it’s that time of year again. When my hermit senses start to tingle and I just want to leave everything I know behind me, hop on a plane and drive until I can get out of the car and have absolute silence pressing against my ears. And of course getting to watch the last light of the day fade behind some jaggy peaks is always an added perk.
There’s such a lot of world to see, that even if you think you’ve seen it all, go right back and start again. Because no place is ever the same the second time around. In fact I only spent 2 days in Milford Sound and still probably have about a dozen different light conditions captured. This year I’m super psyched about heading back north to explore new territories! but I won’t say anything yet 🙊
Dive deep into sweet reveries and put that airplane mode to good use this Labour Day. I know I will 👋😌
Sunday night thoughts: “Happy place happy place happy place.” So here’s where I landed.
Hey you guys. These weeks and months I’m really getting better at keeping myself busy. I do still have my next adventure in the back of my mind - just so I’m reminded of what I love and why I’m even motivated to work hard. And while everyone else is binging GoT, I’m clutching my pillow watching distressed walruses fall off cliffs on ‘Our Planet’. Most days I wake up from my usual nightmares to even more horrors of all the unrest in the world and gosh my heart aches. So I haven’t been posting much, not because I have no new content, but because I just don’t see how it’ll make a difference in the world. However, I do find that I need the distraction, so tonight I hide in my edits because it’s the only place I know to go when it all gets a bit overwhelming. Do hope you’re keeping well. ✌🏼
Good things come to those who wait so sometimes you just gotta stay a little longer than you intended to
Wake up. Work. Eat. Work some more. Think of mountains. Sleep. Have weird dreams. Repeat. Pretty good summary of how things are going for me, haha. Just wanted to drop a post before y’all forget about me 🙈
Can we just go right back to where it began and try again?
Hello. Believe it or not, some days I do come on here and try to muster a little extra energy to say hello. On the surface it may not seem like such a difficult task, but between all the sighs and internal screams, I’m left with just enough life to crawl into bed after work to reset for the next day. So to the people in my life (outside of work) I haven’t seen or talked to very much lately, do forgive me. Here’s a photo in place of my hellos 🙈
Some days all it takes is two minutes. Two minutes in the morning for the little pep talk you give yourself after the alarm goes off. Two minutes at work to take a couple of deep breaths when things get too heavy. Two minutes of your favourite song to turn your mood around. And just two minutes of last light at the end of the day to find yourself pretty grateful for life, despite all the odds it throws at you.
C a n y o n l a n d s
It’s frightful to think how many of us have sat on our dreams and simply wondered where the time went. You know, I think we lose a bit of ourselves whenever that happens. I’m guilty of it, constantly. Something always comes up. “That’s life.” You know the drill. We scare easily, because it’s often the easy way out to not have to do something that might be a little difficult, out of reach. It took me years to visit Yosemite for example, but now that I’ve seen it both in the spring and autumn, I wonder why the hell I was waiting so long. And now I hope I get to see Canada soon. I’ve been putting that off for a while now, haha. I guess the only thing scary about having a dream is never finding the courage to make it happen. So whether you’re 17, 28 or 65, sitting there on your dreams wondering where the time went, I wish you courage.
Honestly I’m just lying here in the darkness of my bedroom, completely immersed in this photograph. A good five seconds of staring and all of a sudden I’m back there on that crisp, dewy morning - 6am in the spring, after a serendipitous, completely unscheduled overnight stay in the park. Growing up we were fed with all kinds of fairytales about princes and ludicrous love stories but this right here is my fairytale, as real as it gets.
I could look at this house forever. Cue those heavy exhales as the weekend comes to a close and my mind is once again a hundred thousand miles away.
Right now I struggle to find the words for this photograph as there is really nothing to be said while you’re faced with a grand sight like this. But I guess you don’t have to be standing before the Grand Canyon at sunrise to notice the little opportunities around you that could provide similar healing moments to tear yourself from the dark distractions of the world. So be still, say nothing, and find joy in the stillness, wherever you are.
Think I’m starting to see mountains everywhere.