Red Rocks all ablaze
With snowy mountains.
Month: June 2022
Photo and Haiku for 28 June 2022
To get in good shape
I carry a heavy pack
Thoreau’s my ballastIn my attempt to get in shape for doing some backpacking this summer, I have been doing some hiking while wearing my backpack. To get better accustomed to the weight that I will be carrying on the trail, I’ve been loading the pack with between 15 to 28 pounds. Yesterday it was 26 pounds.
Not wanting to throw in the sleeping bag, pad, clothes, food, etc. I’ve been adding books wrapped in plastic (because of all of the recent rain) to my pack. The heaviest books I take are a complete set of Thoreau’s journals (1837-1861). Weight 10 pounds 13 OZ.
“A traveler! I love his title. A traveler is to be reverenced as such. His profession is the best symbol of our life. Going from–toward; it is the history of every one of us.”
― Henry David Thoreau, The Journal, 1837-1861
Photo and Haiku from 02 April 2021
Nature and humans
Form silhouettes at sunset
Two hearts are as one
Photo and Haiku for 24 June 2022
A rather steep hike
Had rain going up and down
Some great mountain viewsDid this hike with my hiking buddy, Mary. Elevation gain is 1666 feet in 2.7 miles.
Photo and Haiku for 03 April 2021
Today hiked eight miles
I need to take a shower
Must first write haiku
Photo and Haiku for 21 June 2022
The shortest of nights
Spring winds have turned the star-wheel
Summer’s upon us
Photo and Haiku for 20 June 2022
Dynamic storm clouds
Moisture for a thirsty land
With wet feet I walk
Photos and Haiku for 06 April 2021
Winding upwards through green woods
Cool truckin’ on snow.
Photos and Haiku for 18 June 2022
Plants, flowers, birds, bees
Loving rain in my garden
Rejoice! The Earth breathes.Can anyone find the spider in one of these photos (no, not the lily)
Photo and Haiku for 17 June 2022
Make these bright vivid colors
Beauty by small things