Aug 5, 2007

a walk in the woods

orange mushroom

We needed an escape. I've been working really hard on the patterns and the website - writing text, taking pictures, putzing around on Adobe Photoshop, and learning how to maneuver InDesign for the pattern layout. Ouf! Plus, my abso-posi-ti-va-lute-ly loverly husband has been dedicating all of his free time to designing the new pattern shop website. In short, we've been spending far too much time in front of computers in this past week.

While it was difficult "leaving it all behind" for an entire day, we made it a priority to get out-of-doors, no matter the weather. With a small backpack, lunch essentials and our swimsuits, we drove to the edge of the Copper Canyon, parked the truck and started hiking down, in thick fog. Down. Down some more. Finally we arrived at the natural hot springs at the canyon floor. After three hours relaxing in the warm pool, we began the climb out, this time with the sun peeking from behind the clouds.

A leisurely hike observing all the different varieties of fungi, noting the songs of birds, and tasting cactus fruit. Reconnecting to nature. Rejuvenating. We needed that.

foggy forest

foggy fungi

two fun guys

rekowata indigenous life


Laura said...

GORGEOUS photography! Glad you took a respite. Take care and good luck.......can't wait to see the patterns soon.

JaimeM said...

what a gorgeaous walk and such lovely photography! Thank you for sharing. Glad you were able to get a nice time away from it all.

macati said...

oh! I love mushrooms so much and these are so beautiful and perfect... oh i wish i could see them in person... you live in a great place!

Lindart said...

The mushroom photos are awesome! It's so nice that you can leave everything behind for a day and relax in such beauty!

Felicia said...

What a beautiful walk you had!