Can you believe the last time we backpacked was in November?! I’m dying over here, I need to get out and spend the night with the woods. Camping has this way of making me appreciate a hot stove to cook on and a warm bed to rest my head with each night when I return home. I REALLY love how it smacks me into place and shows me how lucky I am to have what I have. ⛺️ #smackdown#backpacking#escalantenationalmonument#thedeputyshariff
The loveliest sight in the American desert is surely the bloom of the Claretcup #Cactus , which is most often found in shady canyons. The flower is specialized to attract and pollinate through #hummingbirds .
Utah is a place filled to the brim with epic cliffs and stunning scenery. Here, at Bryce Canyon National Park we get a glimpse of Hoodoos, American style. We saw their smaller cousins near Drumheller in Alberta, but these ones are formed in a freeze-dried cycle instead of being eroded by rain as they are in Canada.
We feel fortunate to have been able to see it before this great vista is corrupted by open coal pits and tar sands. In December, Trump made an announcement proposing to divide and reduce Grand Staircase Escalante National monument - the grey mountains seen on the horizon in this photo - and Bear's Ears National Monument by over half of their grandeur. As of February 2, the fate of the two monuments was sealed. In the near future, the beauty of this vista, and others like it, will be scarred and scorched by ruthless industrial endeavours. -
“But the artist sees with two eyes, and alone to him is the center revealed: that still point, as Eliot saw, where the dance is.” -Joseph Campbell ⠀
Reconnecting lately through the lens of matter: the relation to place, person, profit. Dancing. I’ll have some new and exciting things to share after this period of proliferating+ privatizing my own work. I want it in your hands.
Escalante National Monument, found a dirt road and followed it to a camp spot. Then set out on foot to explore the area and came across this canyon over look just in time for sunset/moonrise 👍🏼 #utah#overlook#escalantenationalmonument