“If you could do it, I suppose, it would be a good idea to live your life in a straight line - starting, say, in the Dark Wood of Error, and proceeding by logical steps through Hell and Purgatory and into Heaven. Or you could take the King's Highway past the appropriately named dangers, toils, and snares, and finally cross the River of Death and enter the Celestial City. But that is not the way I have done it, so far. I am a pilgrim, but my pilgrimage has been wandering and unmarked. Often what has looked like a straight line to me has been a circling or a doubling back. I have been in the Dark Wood of Error any number of times. I have known something of Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven, but not always in that order. The names of many snares and dangers have been made known to me, but I have seen them only in looking back. Often I have not known where I was going until I was already there. I have had my share of desires and goals, but my life has come to me or I have gone to it mainly by way of mistakes and surprises. Often I have received better than I deserved. Often my fairest hopes have rested on bad mistakes. I am an ignorant pilgrim, crossing a dark valley. And yet for a long time, looking back, I have been unable to shake off the feeling that I have been led - make of that what you will.” - Wendell Berry, Jayber Crow
Been a long few days over in our woods...my dear friend Maddie went in for surgery to have a cancer tumor removed. She’s back at home and resting. The doctor was kind and thoughtful. They felt her lymph nodes were normal and sent it off for further biopsy. Anyhow, hug someone you love today and enjoy the brisk air 😊✨
I’ve found an unexpected beauty in waking up to a cold cabin, laying under all the warm blankets watching my breath in the air, I suppose it feels honest. I’m not certain I could do it forever. The idea of turning on a gas furnace is easy to dream about, but today it feels good to be humbled by a wood stove. We’ll keep chopping wood and make a roaring fire every morning ✨
There’s place out in the wilderness where friends gather over whiskey and a wood burning stove. To get there you have to make tracks in the snow like all the foxes. . This is the place my friend Eduardo is a steward of. Land he watches over and cares for. His story is amazing and his cooking is insane. There’s a documentary floating out in the world called Charged, it’s worth watching and knowing him a little more. . It’s good to be here.
We’re spending our winter at a little cabin out in Montana, it’s gonna be such a good home base for adventures 😊 today we traveled into the National Forest with a tree permit in hand to harvest a little friend for the season ❄️
Shooting in that last bit of coastal light, making some @greenmtncoffee coffee right on the sand was a dream to shoot. Always love getting to be out in the world creating with my friends. And coffee. Always down for another cup 😊 #ad#greenmountaincoffeeroasters
I found a cabin in the woods to buy that I’m deeply fond but to make it happen I would have to let go of my beloved FJ60. My heart is so torn. . This truck has taken me to some magical places. Across 48 states, all of Mexico, and a bunch of Canada. It was the only home I knew for years. I fell in love with beautiful woman inside this truck, crossed amazing mountain passes, and kissed a coonhound goodnight every night. . I’m sure I’d regret and miss it but it also feels good to dream about snow covered cabins ✨
Morning brew with @greenmtncoffee in an amazing slot canyon in the Utah backcountry, one of my favorite spots to explore out west 😊. Was a blast to take their coffee out to some unique locations to shoot. It’s even better when the temp finally drops and hot coffee on the trail feels right. #ad#greenmountaincoffeeroasters