Moment of Zen

My winter of discontent.

It was a long cold painful winter. And Spring. And Summer. Filled with injuries, aches, and pains. Serious enough that I tried to chill out and take care of myself.  With all this so called healing i didn’t get too far from home.  Definitely didnt shoot very many photos.  With the sad state of my portfolio I’ve decided to try an capture more every-day images.   Most of these will probably just be taken on my phone, it’s always around when I need to take a picture.

If you live mindfully you will experience many beautiful moments.

Here’s the first. I don’t have a penchant for poetic titles so I’m calling this one “Fluffy Clouds”.

 

 

Road Trip: Tetons, Yellowstone, Glacier, Badlands

Who loves a road trip?  I do!  For years I’ve always said that I would love to see Yellowstone, The Grand Tetons, and Glacier Nation Park and for years I’ve never pulled it off.  This summer I realized that I have both a car and gas money so what was really stopping me at this point?  Nothing, that’s what.  So I called up my friend Jerry and and before we knew it we were driving across a lot (a heck of a lot) of plains heading toward Wyoming.

 

 

 

Irish Sunrise

Being of Irish decent I can attest to waking up early in the morning feeling foggy and odd.  This is typically the result of another proud Irish tradition of strong beer and shenanigans.  I was backpacking in the Irish Wilderness when I awoke to this magnificent scene on the river.  This was a beautiful sight and probably one of my favorite backpacking moments of all time.

Lake Lilies

Springfield lake may not be the most scenic lake in the world but it’s a good place for a quick retreat from the city.  I went kayaking there and found some beautiful water lilies.

Peru – Mt. Pisco

Peru was amazing.  It really is difficult to summarize such an amazing trip into words but there were so many moments on this trip that were full of life.  There were spectacular sites such as the clouds blowing across the peaks in the Andes to simple things like the way the ice sparkled as it frosted over our tents.  I wouldn’t even trade the feeling of freezing all night in my inadequate sleeping bag for the comfort of a warm bed.  Every minute in Peru seemed to vibrate with energy and life.