Last call for firewood before the rest of winter sets in. Having a wood stove is one of my favorite parts of our home (and one of Veda's favorite parts too- as she has hogged the best spot in front of it for 3 years now). Thanks @sierranevada for the post-work beverage. #enjoyoutdoors
Here’s a love note to the grey hairs you get increasingly around your eyes. I love those raccoon eyes and it makes you look wiser and makes me remember how many miles you’ve seen on the road with me. Here’s a love note for every day you sleep in after we get up early. We love to celebrate you wandering in to the kitchen and looking sleepy and happy. Here’s a love note to going slower because you’re 10 and not 2. I love walking slowly! You can see everything better that way. Here’s a love note for every time we leave the front door and you act like you haven’t seen us in weeks. I’d always wanted a dog like you. Here’s to all the future love notes, may they be long and true and continue for many more years. You, my friend, are a good, good dog.
“You can’t make more land.” Those words my aunt used to tell me were imprinted in my mind as my truck hugged the tight corners of the dirt, two-track road. // image and writing from an excerpt of my essay for @modernhuntsman about the importance of both private and public land.
I know days like this won't last forever. It seems like it gets harder and harder to get home, to take time off work, etc. But then once I get here, I just try and drink it in. This year, I taught my sister and brother how to make a cocktail- the Classic Boulevardier with @russellsreservebourbon and we sat in the field that held so many of our childhood memories, and laughed about how big the hills seemed when we were small, and the stories that never get told until we are all around the table together. Time is truly the best gift in the world, and I'm so glad that I got a bit of it with them. #ad21+
Photo: @austin_siadak for @patagonia // what a funky year 2018 was, but I’m thrilled to be ending it out with more love and truth than when it started, with just enough weirdness to keep me on my toes!