The Road West

IMG_2033 IMG_2042 IMG_2043Just now settling back to life in NC after a wild week-long journey West.

From Monday – Monday, I was in Colorado and Utah. I took time off my normal life and routine here, packed my backpack and went with the full intention of some self-care. I left my computer and work at home, and traveled to a new state (Utah) for love and exploration and time in the wilderness.

I hiked,  snapped a few photos, and even chipped a tooth!

Enjoy this pink sky from a drive across I-70. More to come someday.

“It should not be denied… that being footloose has always exhilarated us. It is associated in our minds with escape from history and oppression and law and irksome obligations, with absolute freedom, and the road has always led West.” – Wallace Stegner


Hammock in a high place




This is the way I spent my days in Rishikesh.

(*If I wasn’t sleeping, or drinking lemon, ginger tea, or doing hot yoga)

A rooftop, a hammock, a book, and daydreams to keep me company . . . all under the hot Indian sun.

The simple things in life often bring the most joy.

[Photos: Red hot Rishikesh on a very good day//Grace Farson]

concert // parking deck // pink sky

Chapel Hill and Carrboro positively glow at this time of year.

The Morning Brigade and Mipso Trio put on a free concert in a parking deck last Thursday. Music. Dreamy weather. Friends. What more could I have asked for?

It was all too lovely.

“At present I absolutely want to paint a starry sky. It often seems to me that night is still more richly coloured than the day; having hues of the most intense violets, blues and greens. If only you pay attention to it you will see that certain stars are lemon-yellow, others pink or a green, blue and forget-me-not brilliance. And without my expatiating on this theme it is obvious that putting little white dots on the blue-black is not enough to paint a starry sky.” – Vincent Van Gogh

the weekend came early this week

+we get tomorrow off thanks to easter, so i’m heading home as soon as my last class gets out today. . . and i’m bringing alyssa with me. . .

+ three days of the no pants april project on flickr. . . more to come soon!

+ check out the “teach-in/speak-out” video kathryn and i did for reese yesterday

+ also, thanks backpack. you have made it on the kvetching board again this week. first there was this: “girl walking into davis library: you have a dinosaur bookbag. with spikes on it. i want it.” . . . and now this: “to the girl who admired someone’s spiky dinosaur backpack last week: the children’s store, 243 s. elliott road. we have ‘em.” . . . or you could buy them from the beehive in charlotte!