Do you ever get ‘perfect mornings’? One of those days that starts so well that you hum all through the day ?
Well , I got one of them today .
Got signed into the guest book as I left with Guss and Sofar-Sogood . Waterboy took us all to the trail head and Olaf joined us later . It was a hike that began under the frizzle of huge electric pylons , but wove us up through golden prairys and cabbage whites to black oak and hummingbirds.
We stop at Bear spring and Guss plonks himself down in the grass , to find out that nettles can even penetrate the hardiest of mountain mans pants … Doooh! To be fair he didnt cry and i suppose thats why i didnt laugh too much . But it was worth a photo , so here is one of Guss before his rub with wrath of the nettle .
Im rambling on the pathway today . The company of the trees is haunting , deeply contemplative when contrasted with the harsh presence of the desert. Green corridors open and allow me moments alone with ‘lady bugs’ and fungi .
I want to stay with the ‘lady bird’ for another while or so , so I take the same photo five times . Im blissed by the symetry of her colours and her form . I actualy thank her aloud as im leaving . Im talking to nature, and im hearing her reply .
Happy to be hearing her reply.
I get on my knee to take a picture , I imagine that im here in prayer. It all is a prayer . Im grateful again !! Damn i think ‘I should go and climb a tree’ I think i will try and get Guss and Wing-it to scale one withe me .
Sage is on the pathway , i record a song with the iphone , it flows inspired by the moment , my breath , my heartbeat , the click of the sticks , the bird song , then my voice .. Im singing without rules or without interuption .. I have melodys new and the lyrics drip out unhindered .
I dont want the day to end . Its been perfect walking . We sit outside the Andersons place , all in Hawaian shirts and snuggly on couches , with live guitars and singing .
Later i tell a story : ‘My life in dog years’ . The crew of friends on the path love it . I go to sleep on a glow ..
Once upon a time ..
A long long time ago ..