Getting out of bed at o-dark-thirty is never easy, even for a morning person like me. I’m always so tempted to pull the covers back over my head and go back to bed. But sunrise is the best time of day and it’s always worth getting up for. -
Caught this sunrise this morning on my way over the pass to skin A Basin and had to pull over to snap a shot on my phone. -
Morning magic. ❄️🏔
We continue to work with Polk County Conservation on various wildlife habitat enhancement projects at Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt, Thomas Mitchell Park, Jester Park, and other areas. Nearly 200 acres of wetland and upland habitat at Chichaqua has benefited from our partnership, along with the re-seeding of many acres of grasses and forbs. 🌾🌾 View our highlights to see other projects we are involved in. #IowasConservationGateway
My best pal is home for 10 days 🎉🎈 I booked Friday off work to spend with him, and I didn’t realize when I booked it that it’s also our 5 year anniversary that day! Fancy dinner date Friday, mountains on Saturday, and relaxing together Sunday; I can’t wait ♥️ #abparks#happinessishere#choosemountains
Recently, I started writing for fun again. No lofty goals or intentions. Writing simply for the pleasure of writing, storybuilding, plot twisting, and character development. 🌙
I wrote for many years with my best friend. When most teenagers were out getting into trouble, the two of us were sitting in my bedroom passing a keyboard back and forth. We built worlds, wrote thousands upon thousands of pages, and wrote stories spanning decades, generations. 🌙
The joys of writing with her are some of my fondest memories, and to be honest I've never had as much fun writing by myself. Until now. The first time in as long as I can remember, I'm writing PURELY for the joy of it, and I am having so much goddamn fun. 🌙
As I prepare to propell myself headlong into my other creative endeavor (pottery studio is happening! shityeah), I hold fast to this feeling. The joy of being creative is deeply personal, and as soon as you start considering the reception of other people, the spark vanishes. 🌙
Oddly, I've found that social media is the same. It seems to garner more joy from others when I'm not 'forcing' it, trying too hard, or wondering what ya'll are after. The time I would spend mindlessly consumung is refocused on maintaining the absolute pleasure of creation. 🌙 🌙 🌙
Photo from the Owl Cafe in Kyoto. I could fall into those eyes
Five years ago there were caves up here. It was an honor to explore and appreciate them. As time winds up and days slip away, it's times and places like these that really leave me humbled. Tis the season to reflect and admire the journey. Thankful
📍Diamond Beach｜Iceland 🇮🇸
Going on the famous Golden Circle tour in Iceland? You should also check out Diamond Beach! 💎💎
✓Glacier ice floating on a black volcanic beach
✓Blue, white & transparent icebergs that look like diamonds
✓Take a boat tour & sail on the lagoon
The amount & shape of ice cubes are constantly changing, be sure to check out its "latest" version! 😉
👉🏻Follow @umade_official #umadetravel for secret travel spots & tips ⭐️⠀
Thanks @ppantera13 for the unique spot
You know you’re up for an adventure when you take off from the main road and drive down a road with absolutely no traffic, leading into tall mountains that will be your home for next few weeks. Tajikistan, here we come!
Just when we thought the sunset couldn’t get any better!
Here we are camping at 3200 meters just between Sary-Tash and the Tajikistan border. Because of the rapid increasing elevation we have to slow down, because with a car it’s easy to climb too fast. We’ll reach altitudes of near 5.000 meters and camp at 4.000 for the most part during the next week or so. Even here we’re feeling a bit dizzy.
Alpine zone in the Green Mountains 🏔 of Vermont. Such a beautiful state🙏🌲💚
The human element and moody clouds really brought this all together. I hope you enjoy it!! This was taken back in late spring/early summer in Vermont.
Today, I turn 26 🎈
This last year has been a year for self growth. I’ve taken a hard look at what I really want within myself and from this point in my life. Self love is really the most important thing. My self esteem has never been very strong, and it is so hard to improve that, but I’m trying. Part of the process has been making good connections over social media, rather than using this platform as a way to get down on myself in comparing myself to others.
I am going to share what makes me happy, and do what I love even if I’m still figuring me out. So here’s a photo of me by @callifuh, happy down in the valley in a barn 🌵
What must I say about this place! First I have to say thank you to @onechildmatters for all the beautiful work they do around the world giving opportunity to kids to have a better life through sponsorships! Also giving opportunity for people like you and I to be apart of a mission much larger than ourselves! Turkana is one of the places that OCM has decided to make home! It is such a beautiful place! The people of Turkana radiate such a joy that you just want to participate in whatever they have! Greeted everywhere we went with the biggest smiles and handshakes and depending on the person the biggest hug! The kids just want to hang with you and see what you are about! The kids smiles mark you forever! We spent a lot of time documenting but we also spent a great amount of time existing and just being apart of this beautiful community! That is something I am forever grateful for! The moments that we got to just hear the stories and see how our friends lived in Turkana was a true blessing! I'm excited to keep sharing this incredible trip with y'all! So much more to come! //