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!