As an artist, I've always had an affinity for birds. Drawn to their wings' expressive forms in animated flight as a child, I worked to develop accurate proportion by mimicking Audubon's masterful illustrations, striving for precision of line penciling varied types of feathers. My artistic fascination continued into a glass career, crafting glass jewelry boxes … Continue reading Who relates?
Willing his tissue paper presence into a formidable headwind, the butterfly is lighter than a thought, whimsically pressing his way into invisible eddies of the wind's current, up, down, then over and back. His pale blue presence accompanies my bike ride up the mountain for a hundred yards or so. How does he do it, … Continue reading The Ineffable Weight of a Foot
riding past a rainbow... it literally went from my left side, over my head to the right. a typical scene on Maui Roads. Facing a wall at around 2000 ft elevation. these are edible! Wild dill tastes like licorice, paired with some nasturtiums growing close by. The flowers taste like horseradish. My legs were asking … Continue reading Training ride Paia to 5000 feet
Dick was talking about our upcoming trip with a client visiting from the Northwest. People eventually ask about wildlife. (the first part of the route from Banff to Glacier Park has the highest concentration of Grizzly Bears in the world....) The client was a hunter familiar with Canadian bears. (and did he have a story- … Continue reading Bears