Out on the trail practicing flying when a gorgeous blood red moon crested the horizon at sunset. I wished I’d had my mirrorless camera, because the phone didn’t capture its magnificence at all. Thank you trail-stranger for giving me an interesting subject composition.
@casitadelapaz_paradisevalley is not only a restful place for a tired and weary body. It is also a quiet place for a tired, weary, and overworked mind. There are restorative and healing powers in convening with nature and/or being outdoors. @casitadelapaz_paradisevalley you can take a hike, kick rocks, walk or thaw out in 60 - 90 degree weather. Impressive, right?
If you haven't made plans for your winter get away, do it now. Camelback and the Phoenix Preserve Mountains are calling. We still have dates in November and December/January are now open. Link in bio.
Oh, early autumn productivity, where have you gone? November is unfortunately a busy month for me with personal obligations and commitments that are too important to ignore, but they do bite deep into my writing time.
I never expected to achieve the 50,000 word count with my schedule this month, but I am trying to use NaNoWriMo to hold myself accountable to using my scant writing time well! Here’s to a word-filled Monday!
Walked out of Lordsburg, the final town on the #ContinentalDivideTrail and into a cloudy afternoon which played host to one of the most powerful lightning shows I’ve seen on this entire trail. It was magical. Enriched by the poignancy which arises only at firsts and lasts.
“All day it has been deceptively like spring. The air has been cool-warm with a slightly biting March like wind. A flash of water on the lake... a blue jay flying down as bright as metal. The sun is bright with a spring like light. The sharp outline of the pastures. Knolls, the brightness of bare trees in the hopeful sun. And yet... it is not spring. We are on the threshold of a hard winter.” Thomas Merton November 25,1967 (A Year with Thomas Merton Daily Meditations from His Journals) #ourladyofgethsemani#thomasmerton#abbeyofourladyofgethsemani#autumn#winteriscoming#girltrip#eveninghike