This spring I became a homeowner. Probably the most exciting part of that is having access to an outside space where I can go and sit with things that grow. Previously my partner Leif and I, and all our outdoor gear were crammed into a second story apartment with a small balcony as our outdoor space. Luckily for us much of our work takes us outside but there was this nagging desire inside me on the days I sat editing and emailing at my computer. I learned this was often caused by my inability to get outside and stick my nose into something green, even for just a second. I find great peace and joy surrounded by wild and living things and having a yard, all be it a very overgrown one, is the antidote to being completely disconnected from the green world. So here are a few shots of things growing in my yard.
Grab this months issue of the ski Journal and read about my journey with writer Leif Whittaker last spring on the Wapta Travers. Six days of whiteout conditions and glacier travel led to some good adventures and a decent amount of suffering. Get your copy now! http://www.theskijournal.com/issue/8.3/8.3
For more of Leif’s great writing visit http://www.whittakerwrites.com/