Twin Falls During The Fall <3

October 31st, 2011 Posted in Thoughts & Thanks | No Comments »

I went on another walk through Twin Falls last week.. and probably will again this week.  It is so peaceful to walk through nature.  No sounds but my breath getting tangled in the wind and leaves..

Since we had the drought this last summer, walking through the falls was just walking through rock beds.. but the trails were still full of foliage.  And since it is fall, my favorite season, it was the perfect temperature outside for a three hour hike. <3

tree tops

These are some of the trails I walked on:

trail

roots on trail

split in trail

trails

leaves on the trail

two paths

hidden trail

Every time I go, I find side trails like this one ^ and there is always something neat to see on those paths like this stuff:

lone flower

fall leaves

old camp site

roots and rock head

tree toe

These are some of the things on the “regular” path:

leaves on rocks

hidden cave

hidden cave

tree fork hand

hugging trees

cliff edge

rock wall

rock wall

big tree

dry trees

And finally, these are some of the places that usually have water, but are now rock beds (I love meditating in the non-streams):

rock bed

rock bed

rock bed

rock bed

rock bed

rock bed

rock water fall

rock bed

Oh how I love living in Austin!  The contrast of city/nature is bliss.  <3

Beats Antique!

October 24th, 2011 Posted in Thoughts & Thanks | No Comments »

I am so freaking grateful for last night!  What a fun night!  Jessica, Kelly, and I went to Beats Antique in San Marcos!  What an amazing experience!  We set our expectations and they were met and greatly exceeded!  The concert hall was grand and there were so many cool people there!  The group, Beats Antique, was amazing in performance!  The belly dancers were so hot!  The music was so new and fun!  I highly recommend them to anyone!  The drinks with redbull were on point!  Those lollies were the slam!  The garden was so green!  The energy was so high!  There were so many connections made!  I love that the tix were free!  I love the way the night unfolded so perf!  The after party hit the spot!  It was so chill!  I am so grateful for the beautiful people there!  I am so grateful for all the love that was passed around!  So much love between everyone!  I am so grateful I was able to film/photo the concert experience!  It gave Jessica and Kelly free hands to play and share astrojax with new people!  There were so many channels opened!  There was so much connection!  Everyone was in it!  All on the same levels, guided through music, dance, conversation, play, flirting, substances, sobriety, attraction, energy, flow, magick!  It was so rad!  So fresh!  Such a fresh experience!  Beats Antique on Pandora One is an auto win!  Life is an auto win!  <3 <3 <3

“About A Boy”

October 23rd, 2011 Posted in Books I've Read | No Comments »

book

“About A Boy” by Nick Hornby

This book is good.  It is a fun and easy read.  The story line is easy to follow and the author’s writing style is simple and sprinkled with sarcasm.  The story is about the relationship between a man, Will, and a boy, Marcus (no, it’s not dirty).  In discussing the book with my friend Kelly, we discovered that the movie they made about the book is quite different.  The movie has a different ending, and frankly, it sounds better than how the book ended.  Although I do not have any favorite quotes for you, I do think this book makes some great points and has light humor.  I think a read like this would be best for a car trip or something of the sort.  : )

Art #37

October 20th, 2011 Posted in My Art | No Comments »

sketch

October Days!

October 19th, 2011 Posted in Thoughts & Thanks | No Comments »

Today is my dad’s 56th birthday!  I love him so much and am so grateful he is my father!  I am so grateful for my family!

I am so grateful I have a new roommate!  I loved the few weeks I was living by myself, and now I am so glad to have another person in the apartment!  I am so grateful my roommate is nice and so is her mom!

I am so grateful for good wine! ; )  I have been buying different reds at World Market and they are delicious!

I am so grateful I have been hanging out with my friends more!  It is so nice to catch up after not seeing each other for a while!

I am so grateful for the Poetry Slam at Spider House!

It is so weird to meet new people and make new friends and I am so grateful for all the new experiences I am creating in my life!

I am so very grateful for my education!  I love my classes this semester so much!  I love learning and I am so grateful I can afford to put myself through college!

I am so grateful I live in Austin!  I love that Austin is a city in the hill country!  I love that there are so many things to do here!

I am so grateful for inspiration!

I am so very grateful for my family!  My sister, DonNell, sent me a sweet care package from California full of Trader Joe’s goodies!  I am so glad DonNell is doing well!  I can’t wait to see her again!  (And meet Vlad!)

I can’t wait to go camping!  As soon as the burn-ban is lifted I will be popping up a tent and starting a fire!  I love that campfire smell!  I love that Austin has places like McKinney Falls to go camping and hiking!

I love my life! <3 <3 <3

These are from hiking at Sculpture Falls today:

flowers

path

leaves

bug

path

tree

Art #36

October 10th, 2011 Posted in My Art | No Comments »

sketch

Life Is Abundant

October 8th, 2011 Posted in Thoughts & Thanks | No Comments »

Life is so abundant.  Full of experience and love.  I am so grateful for my life and all the experiences I am having/making.  I am so grateful for my education and expansion of knowledge.  I am so grateful I can afford to put myself through school.  I am so grateful I live such a privileged life.  I am so grateful for my friends and family.  I am so happy I got to hang out with Jessica and Kelly last night.  It seems like it has been so long since I have seen them.  I love talking with them and hanging out with them.  I love the thoughts and feelings we create together.  I love that I met one of my neighbors through them.  So silly.  So perfect.  I love that we hung out with so many people last night.  I love that I have gone vegan and now we can have vegan dinners all the time.  I love that it is fall and we can go camping and to haunted houses soon.  I love that my life is going in the direction it is going.  I love that there is contrast.  I love that I create the contrast.  I understand that.  I am so grateful I understand that.  I am so grateful for this life. <3

I’m Going Vegan!

October 2nd, 2011 Posted in Thoughts & Thanks | 2 Comments »

To be basic, I no longer believe my tastebud cravings should be held above my beliefs.  I support veganism and now I am going to practice it too!  Hello cooking adventures!  I previously wrote about 5000 words on the topic of veganism and why I support it, but I don’t want this post to be ridiculously long.  If you want all of my reasons, I will be more than happy to share them with you.  My main ones are ethics, health, and economics.  Ethics and health are pretty easy to grasp, but for the economic argument – every dollar spent is a vote toward that industry.  If you don’t support that industry, then don’t spend your money there.  Simple.  This is why I haven’t spent money at Walmart in two-ish years..  Anyways, let’s have vegan dinner parties!  I bet I can wow you with my amazing cooking skills!  :)  Really though.