Tag Archives: Nature

Trump hates this view

Look at this view. I got here by climbing 1,600 feet up a rough and rocky trail. This was the payoff, the gift I collected at the top after hiking 3 miles, sweating like the fat man that I am, … Continue reading

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Why I ride, again

Cycling season is winding down. The days are getting shorter and it is harder to squeeze in a thirty mile ride on a Tuesday or Thursday evening without riding in the dark. I don’t like riding in the dark. I … Continue reading

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Holding it together

My wife and I discovered this little corner of the world Sunday. Look at it. Look at everything that is going on, life, death, old, new, birth, life, ends and beginnings. This is just one little spot, one little space, … Continue reading

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The zen of a rattlesnake

One of my favorite hikes in the Pisgah National Forest is the John Rock Loop, a 5 mile trail that climbs roughly 1,200 feet. I like it not because it is 5 miles long, that sucks or because you have to … Continue reading

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Balance through chaos

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” – John Muir I went for what I would describe as less a … Continue reading

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Let it rain….

“If the rain comes, They run and hide their heads, They might as well be dead, If the rain comes, If the rain comes” – The Beatles, Rain It started raining Saturday night, rained all day Sunday, took a short break Monday, and it … Continue reading

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The tail of a wasp

For the last week or so this wasp has been building its nest in the corner of our portico. I don’t know much about wasp or Entomology but I do like bugs and what I know about this busy lady is … Continue reading

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