All posts filed under: Photo Essay

The Ax You Carry

Early summer in Texas. I travel the winding pathways of this ripening year: through fallen petals, overgrown archways and green grass fields browning under a relentless sun, through leaves on trees that seem to open and fall between one heartbeat and the next. I have hung up my winter hat, cloaked in leathered skin, knees snagged by brambles, boots caked in mud, my steps embarrassingly unsteady, moving slowly through the quiet landscape of an anxious albeit healing mind. It is not a paved trail. The pathway narrows and rises, dips back, veers forward, then back again. My destination lies somewhere ahead: I can smell the fire of a welcoming hearth, feel the pleasing breeze between the humid air, see the golden glow through the glass of my window guiding me toward something stable, something certain. The warm summer nights delivering me strength of mind, body, and spirit. The voice inside tells me I am getting there. I am getting there. I have put this journey on hold for too long, dismissing it with distractions, working …

Once Upon a Time in Belize

A few photos from my trip to Belize a couple years back. My first encounter with a digital camera. I tried to capture the color that radiates through this beautiful country. I’m digging around my computer, backing up files, and I thought I’d share these as the guy & I plan our next trip… to Peru. This time next year, if things go well, we’ll be standing atop Machu Picchu, breathing in the Incan air… So needless to say, I’m pinching my pennies. I haven’t been keeping up with this blog as much as I’d like to. I’ve been a little busy…. I have a new job and I’ve been taking up odd projects as of late. I’ve also been bumping the idea of moving around in my head a lot these days… We’ve been in Austin for two years now, so maybe it’s just that time that I start itching to move. For now I will just breathe in and reminisce about the waves plowing in and out of the shore and the dozen falling stars that …