the Sixes

Wild afternoon on the Sixes River just before it meets the sea…..Sixes-6879Ten times a day something happens to me like this – some strengthening throb of amazement – some good sweet empathic ping and swell. This is the first, the wildest and the wisest thing I know: that the soul exists and is built entirely out of attentiveness. 
Mary Oliver

with a touch of mist

Somewhere along the south coast of Oregon…..SoCoast-6233Hello, sun in my face. Hello you who made the morning and spread it over the fields…Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness. 
Mary Oliver

cones of a different sort

I’d never seen any like this… still can’t put a name to the tree it belonged to.cone-6843He is all pine and I am apple orchard.
My apple trees will never get across
And eat the cones under his pines, I tell him.
He only says, “Good fences make
good neighbors. 
Robert Frost

mountains to climb

Seems the time is approaching to travel some… direction seems to be the only question… or whether there’s snow in the mountains yet?shasta-9361
There’s a race of men that don’t fit in,
A race that can’t sit still;
So they break the hearts of kith and kin, And they roam the world at will.
They range the field and rove the flood,
And they climb the mountain’s crest; Theirs is the curse of the gypsy blood,
And they don’t know how to rest. 
Robert W. Service

Nomad Liberation Day

It’s official….. friend Nina (Wheeling It) apparently got the term from fellow blogger Glen (To Simplify) – both full-time RV nomads. I think it ought to be official as the day when the kidlets return to school and leave some of our favorite spots to explore and enjoy just a wee bit less crowded and more peaceful. That may sound selfish, but it’s a visceral feeling I can’t help but enjoy. It’s almost like an adult version of the last day of school…. :D

Empty beaches beckon…  almost overwhelming choices confront us. Life is good!Bullards-4379Time to leave now, get out of this room, go somewhere, anywhere; sharpen this feeling of happiness and freedom, stretch your limbs, fill your eyes, be awake, wider awake, vividly awake in every sense and every pore.
Stefan Zweig, The Post-Office Girl

changes

I’m out of step with so many folks, but I’ve been waiting anxiously for this hot summer to come to an end…..  a few drops of rain the other day and some color changes and I’m seeing hope that autumn might just be approaching….leaf-6801Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.
John Muir, The Mountains of California

woohoo!

Hard to believe…. time flies… and all those other platitudes!!!

Happy Anniversary!

just can’t help it

This should count as a serving of vegetables. See if you can keep from laughing! :D

Perhaps Sissy and I need to work on something like this? :o

the sky on fire

the show in the sky last night… my timing is off. I missed the best part.
clouds-6793When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always. 
Mahatma Gandhi

…from both sides now

a roll cloud over Bandon Marina…cloud-2242Rows and flows of  angel hair
And ice cream castles in the air

And feather canyons everywhere
I’ve looked at clouds that way.
Judy Collins

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