River Medicine

The first time we went out on the water, BF spent more time looking back and stopping for me than he did enjoying the adventure. For the inconvenience, on this time around, I assured him he could enjoy the trip without worrying about me, now that I knew the course of the river from launch … Continue reading River Medicine

Mountain Dog

In a day's time, Roberto Tiberius has gone from puppylike couch dog to doe-startling Rotweiljäger. It's the mountain air, I tell ya, it has filled his canine lungs with the remembrance of his natural abilities, the truest call of the wild. Bobby kayaked with us up the New River, tussled with a HUGE year old … Continue reading Mountain Dog

View From My Coffee Cup

Nothing more refreshing than a cool kiss on the neck from the mild mountain breeze welcoming us back to where we call Escape to what they know as Treasure. -Von Simeon 07.16.16  

The Heat Is On

My hornets are thirsty. I can tell this morning as the long legged, wide winged, red boy who lives in the nest in the upper join of our front door hovers in front of the A/C unit, waiting for the fan to spit up the condensation building up from our constant usage. Yep, it's that … Continue reading The Heat Is On

Two Plates Two Bowls Two Glasses

Today the lake water has taken on a pumice hue. Ripples close in like busy worker ants towards the inlet, dumping froth along the coastline. Bitter, the air, the overnight drop in temperature simultaneously welcome and abhored. This morning instead of sipping a cup of coffee I puff on my glass bowl. There's much work … Continue reading Two Plates Two Bowls Two Glasses

Treading The ‘Burbs

Today is my Saturday. A grande bowl of Frosted Flakes and a whole banana kicks it off right! My dietary choices, the reward for a completed mile under the blaze of a Florida morning sun. Yes, even on days off the body should be conditioned; I'm a proponent of that! My trusty walking buddy, Roberto, … Continue reading Treading The ‘Burbs

Playing With Shadows: Roser Park, St. Petersburg