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  

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

Playing With Shadows: Roser Park, St. Petersburg

Mountain Livin’

New River, North Carolina

View From Above

Appalachian Overlook, North Carolina