We visited a new Colorado State Park #sweitzerlakestatepark and were the ONLY ones there. Beautiful view of the mountains and an exciting frozen lake to admire.
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🗽See you in New York!
This Wednesday, on February 26, Oleg Kivokurtsev, the founder of the largest service robotics company in Northern Europe Promobot LLC, Forbes 30 Under 30 nominee, will tell about the industry and its prospects. 📍 Location: 25 WEST 39TH STREET, 14TH FLOOR, NEW YORK, NY 10018
📆 Date: 26 February 6:30 PM EST
Hiya! It's me again. Here to ramble on about myself. Let's talk about something near and dear to my heart.
A n x i e t y. Yup.
The truth is I'm riddled with anxiety. It's something I've acknowledged in the last couple of years. I used to just accept it as a regular human trait that everyone experienced. But it's not. So ever since I looked it in the face and uncovered it's mask I am able to see the symptoms for what they are and respond to them accordingly. I'm not saying this fixed everything but it helps. .
Being a photographer with anxiety means being extra prepared. Memory card backups on backups, an uncomfortable amount of extra fully charged batteries, details and directions printed on actual paper, an extra camera body, rain cover, tide stain eraser, first aid kit, sewing kit, emergency cash stashed away, a bottle full of cold water and so much more. I am always over prepared. Which is something I thought everyone was. But they aren't! .
Like people just leave the house without at least triple checking their gear? They head out with only a couple of batteries? NO RAIN COVER OR WATER BOTTLE. Heathens. .
I used to be afraid of admitting that I have anxiety. Who wants to hire an anxious photographer? Then I realized that my anxiety forces me to be extremely detail oriented. The steps I take to overcome it actually benefit my business and clients in ways I never really thought of before. .
So here's to those of us who have extra heavy backpacks for what may seem like silly reasons. But the pain in our back is worth the comfort in our mind and stomach am I right. Plus I love whipping out little things that save the day.
I’m slowly learning that progress is still progress, no matter how small or slow the process seems to be! No matter how many set backs you might face, what matters is that you continue to push, to struggle and eventually overcome. I’m learning that happiness comes from finding joy in the little steps that you take everyday to improve yourself and the lives of the people around you. —
Cherokee National Forest⠀
We loved waking up to a surprise snow. We were nice and cozy in our warm sleeping bags. The snow was quickly accumulating. Bryce got up and made us both a mug of hot chocolate, which I impulsively purchased at the grocery store. I knew it was a good idea! The warm, comforting beverage gave me the push I needed to get up and help tear down the campsite. It was tricky putting everything away because the snow was coming down quickly and everything was getting a bit wet. ⠀
We were going to go on a hike, as a portion of the Benton McKay trail was right next to the campground, but our dog was cold and wet and her poor feet would have been freezing. We’ll have to go back and explore more. ⠀
The roads getting out were fine for the most part, but we passed several cars that had gotten stuck. I really appreciated having all-terrains and all wheel drive then. We made it out safely and hit the road home (very slowly because of all the road closures).
I love this park so much. There’s all kinds of animals roaming about. Today we saw loads of squirrels, cute rats, colourful tiny birds, ravens and variety of other birds. I love observing animals in their natural habitat. I’m definitely a huge animal lover and believe all animals deserve to live on this planet just as much as we humans do🤍🐿🐀🕊
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It’s been nice to see the sun again.
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The Hall of Mosses Trail through the Hoh Rainforest ranks among our top hikes in the United States. This is one of many treasures waiting for you at Olympic National Park.
Photo by 🏆 @saviourmifsud 🏆 📍Location: Funningsfjørdur, Faroe Islands. ◾️ Please visit our featured artist’s gallery for more amazing pics and show your support! ◾️ Share your photos with us: #roamthefaroeislands
Is it February? This weather sure is something. No, we're not currently in Bora Bora but I was recently going through our photos from Tahiti and Bre is sitting inside planning our next tropical getaway while I sip coffee in the backyard sunshine ☀️
Some of nature’s most spectacular colors took millions of years to produce as we discovered in Arizona’s Petrified Forest National Park. “Petrified wood found in the park and the surrounding region is made up of almost solid quartz. Each piece is like a giant crystal, often sparkling in the sunlight as if covered by glitter. The rainbow of colors is produced by impurities in the quartz, such as iron, carbon, and manganese.
Over 200 million years ago, the logs washed into an ancient river system and were buried quick enough and deep enough by massive amounts of sediment and debris also carried in the water, that oxygen was cut off and decay slowed to a process that would now take centuries.
Minerals, including silica dissolved from volcanic ash, absorbed into the porous wood over hundreds and thousands of years crystallized within the cellular structure, replacing the organic material as it broke down over time. Sometimes crushing or decay left cracks in the logs. Here large jewel-like crystals of clear quartz, purple amethyst, yellow citrine, and smoky quartz formed.” Source: https://www.nps.gov/pefo/learn/nature/petrified-wood.htm
Cairns.. A sure sign of prior human activity. These have been used for millennia by wilderness explorers to help guide others to safe passage. They are found ubiquitously around the world and remain a tradition (and yet for some a controversy) amongst hikers in a perpetual game of reverse Jenga!
While these are potentially helpful to the lost, many in the outdoorsy community feel that these take away from the outdoor and natural experience, and typical of humans to disrupt the natural landscape for their own purpose. Furthermore, removing stones from their natural location may lead to excessive erosion.
Myself, I follow the trail markers or the path I’ve set on a map and simply notice these small structures but don’t use them as a guide or add to them.
What do you think??? #cairns#hiking#hiker#hikerlife#backpacking#outdoors#ventureout#adventure
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Grave Lake, Wyoming
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Every now and then, and more often than not- disconnect.
Disconnect from everything that doesn’t lite a fire your sole.
Set down your phone, get off your computer, tuck away your planner, and reconnect with everything that
𝒹ℴℯ𝓈 light a fire in your soul.
Spend time in nature to reacquaint yourself with the towering trees, the soft grass, and the mirroring lakes.
Spend time with the ones you love, without distraction. Be with them with the only intention of simply being present with them.
Spend time reading or painting, dancing or walking— the things that slow down time for you and allow you to reconnect.
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Venture off the Path 🍂
My parents and I went hiking last weekend and as we were going along the path, dad spotted something interesting a distance off the trail. At first we kind of looked and then just kept walking, but then we stopped and decided let’s go see what it is. So we ventured through the shrubs and over the hill and found this beautiful area. It was one of the best views on the whole hike that we would have missed if we didn’t take a chance to go off our current path.
It had me thinking, sometimes in life without even realizing it, we continue following a path with no real intention for why we are or where we’re going. We get stuck in a mundane routine and don’t end up accomplishing what we truly desire. We need to stop where we are, ask ourselves what we really want, look for/create new opportunities, and go for it! You never know where it could lead you, but you know it will be more worth following a path of intention than following a path of ambiguity. ✨
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Hello again 🌵
It’s been a while since I’ve posted! Between the craziness of the semester and the creative slump I’ve been in out in this gray city, I haven’t had much to post. Here’s a picture of the desert because I miss the warmth and energy of this magical place🌞
Also, I have some really exciting news to share with you all! I made a short documentary film on @rowanstinyhome ‘s self-built tiny house in the Catskills! I entered it into @planetforward ‘s Story Fest competition and am ecstatic to see how my film is received. Click on the link in my bio and give it a thumbs up if you enjoyed it💕
Thanks to Rowan and her incredible story, I’m happy to say this project has ignited my newfound love of documentary film making. More on the way✨
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Trail Lake rd
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Super cute shop found while strolling through Vesterbro with @carly.theo 💞
Call of the Kea... The things I tend to remember the most on my trips over the years aren’t visual per se. Instead, my mind focuses on the sound of a place. Bees buzzing in the Olympics, crickets droning in the Cascades, cockatoos at sunrise in Australia, and the call of the Kea in New Zealand, to name a few. These memories have stayed vivid over time, as if I were there again. So hearing the Kea call again on a recent hike, as loud and shrill as it is, felt like coming home and I can’t quite put into words just how elated that made me feel.
You guys know I love wild landscapes, so on my last day in @Vegas, I couldn’t help but take a quick trip out of the city to explore the surrounding nature. One thing I love about Vegas is how close it is to some of the most beautiful views in the Southwest. If you do a trip to Vegas then I definitely recommend taking a day trip or two to explore some of the surrounding area. We went to explore the Valley of Fire for sunset and was back in Vegas in time to catch dinner and a show and a bit of dancing afterwards 😋 #OnlyVegas ad
As beautiful as it is, the ice in glacier lagoon is a visual representation of the effects of climate change. The chunks of ice have slowly been breaking off from the nearby glacier as it recedes. Crazy to see the drastic effect 🤯 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
*nervously throw up peace sign* went to Flaming Gorge in Utah last summer with the kid I nanny and I honestly had no idea it even existed until we got there. No one was there except us and a shit ton of mountain goats - and it was incredible! #expressu#expresspartner