high above the canyon, the bumblebee wears its band of orange as it slips into the lips of the lupine
I have clamored up the steep creek, braving the slickness of rocks and roots for this spoon of solitude
up here, I am as anonymous to the wind as fierce-clinging heather – alone with ballads of bees and fresh as new nothing
© Sarah Whiteley
I’m slowly adjusting to my return to “civilization” after an adventure in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Mostly I am trying to hold onto that feeling of space and freedom for a while longer, but more posts about my experiences are sure to follow in the coming weeks. And for the first time, I journaled my experience with the help of a little weather-proof notebook my brother and his wife brought me on their last visit. Very handy!
Space and freedom. May they ever be yours.
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I can think of no kinder wish to be granted. Thank you!
A true appreciation of your surroundings.