is started with playing on the sandy shore of Lake Tahoe with our cousins
father and son chats
braid in a little of the theatric
back where we were homespun - Placerville, California
the silver sparkly thread will have been made by these lovely dancing reindeer brothers
the softness that can only be added by nana
the richness comes from mother earth - Yosemite
"Do not come and roam here unless you are willing to be enslaved by its charms.
Its beauty and peace and harmony will entrance you.
Once it has you in its power, it will never release you the rest of your days." - Gordon Wallace (read The Last Season!)
"The blessings of one mountain day,
whatever his fate,
stormy or calm,
he is rich forever." - John Muir
this is a family favorite - Vernal Falls, or better known as the Mist Trail. even as kids, every year my sibs and I would quickly unpack the Suburban as soon as we pulled into our campsite so we could run off and be cooled in the downpour of mist.
and after much hiking, treats and swimming are in order
the family thread is the most thick and sturdy. gathered around the campfire to hear my dad tell stories of my ancestors
sisters have a special thread of their own, it keeps the family thread in line
bliss in our fabric is a dusty pink, and being kissed under the stars by my very tired lover
"Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it." - Confucius. have you ever noticed the new growth on trees? and if so, have you ever felt how perfectly soft it is?
my growing fabric grows with my girl
the fabric and trees are one and the same
can't have one without the other
the magic and wonder
ahh the roots.... what are the roots in your life?
and what is life without a little new age fun - midnight showings
me and my mini-me
Merry and hers
and it all comes back to family
and nature - aunt Heather and one of her favorite river spots
green and dreamy
"I wish I knew where I was going. Doomed to be carried of the spirit in the wilderness, I suppose." - John Muir