People are always in a hurry. In fact, I would suggest this is more common today than ever. Impatience is a sickness and people can’t wait to be somewhere else – anywhere other than their present location. In many instances, this may be inconsequential. However, patience can be very important in an unfamiliar environment.
Case in point: my Adventure At Paine Creek. During a grueling 7 hour hike on a mountain in near 90-degree temperatures, and without a trail – only my ears to listen for running water through the forest, below – I was struggling to make headway. Frustrated with my pace, constantly having to stop and untangle myself from vines, plants and trees, legs bleeding from cuts…there was a temptation to recklessly plow my way through the foliage – to get out as fast as I could!
But, understanding that such behavior would increase the likelihood of injury, I chose instead to remind myself to slow down and exercise caution. As it turned out, doing so provided me with an opportunity on two occasions to observe high rock ledges hidden behind bushes – use your time wisely.
The sounds of forest animals, echos of rushing water among mountains, wind through the trees…adventures in hiking and photography contribute to a sense of peace & happiness in my life. Accordingly, in order to enjoy such occasions, it’s important to understand and follow a few simple rules – Lessons From The Trail.
Don’t Be Caught Off Guard
It never ceases to amaze me, that, given I only weigh 230 lbs., my weight can nevertheless cause movement of boulders many times my size, often upward of a thousand pounds. While it’s not complicated to understand – a focal point of balance hidden from view – it can be difficult to react when you find yourself caught off guard.
It can happen as you navigate a field of smaller rocks, sometimes unstable and possibly slippery. In your mind, you’ve mapped out a sequence of steps to safely guide your movement across the area, ending on the surface of a large, flat rock assumed to be safe. As you place your final step, the last rock shifts unexpectedly, causing you to lose balance and jeopardizing your safety – not everything is as it appears.
This digital collage in hues of blue features overlapping layers with texture and movement. Visitors are encouraged to stop by my galleries at Redbubble and Fine Art America, to discover a potpourri of interesting items available. From wall art to apparel, device cases to home decor, yoga mats to beach towels, tote bags to beddings…
There’s so much to see!!!
Enjoy this photography of water passing through a dam on the Huron River in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Looking down over the rail, the algae covered spillway and base structure cast a green hue under the rushing waters. If you’d like to make a splash by adding a new print in your home or office, then stop by my gallery at Fine Art America.
Enjoy this decorative throw blanket, featuring a vibrant tie dye graphic design with a colorful starburst pattern. Available in three sizes, it’s seriously soft – maybe the softest blanket on the planet – made of 100% polyester and sherpa fleece. Machine wash separately with cold water on gentle cycle. Tumble dry on low heat setting. Do not iron or dry clean.
Protect your investment with this iPad case, featuring a spectrum of colors depicted as wind. Available as a Snap Case or Skin. An impact resistant polycarbonate shell allows full access to all device ports, with super-bright colors embedded directly into the case for a long life. Several styles to fit your device model. Enjoy!
Strong winds eroding geometric structures, with a splash of color added to a predominantly black and white textural graphic design. I created this image using Adobe Photoshop. Guests are invited to stop by my gallery at Society 6 to see more…
Glowing lights from a city stream upward into the darkening evening sky on this waterproof, dirtproof and dropproof LifeProof® FRĒ® iPhone case. It’s as tough as you are and is the perfect companion for all your adventures. Made of polycarbonate, polypropylene, synthetic rubber & silicone. Protect your investment in style!