Tuesday, March 24, 2015

coyote days










These are the kind of days when there is nothing more important than just being alive....
I sit on the edge of the mesa and feel the morning sun. I stand, slowly spread my wings, and fly across the canyons. The walls echo with my calls and the crows call back to me. The canyon opens up below me, fading into shades of blue, purple, and red as I circle and spin.

I return softly, landing near the pool of water, with a head full of wonder, eyes bright with adventure, and a small skull in my hand. Feet in the cold snowmelt water, I connect again with the sure and solid earth.

Spread your wings, wildlings....it's spring!

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  1. Probably my most favorite of your posts thus far!!!! Absolutely beautiful!!!! xoxo

    ~ Wendy

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    1. Thanks, Wendy! Springtime in the high desert is the best time of all. Maybe someday you'll come out this way and experience it too!
      xx

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  2. I agree with Wendy-- this post is joyful, wild, and free!! your photos are stunning, especially like the ones with you in them! so happy you can get out and give your spirit free rein in open country!
    xoxo

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    1. I'm feeling quite wild and free these days! Sometimes it's a little hard to bring that wild side back down to earth!
      Hope the warm spring days are good to you too! xx

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  3. Kickin' it the old school coyote days way!!
    Sweet bone head. What is it? Little coyote or a rambling something or other?
    Wild n free, yes you are. Reminds of something....familiar.
    Love ya!

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    1. There's nothing quite like the old school ways! Found the little coyote skull, (vertebrae attached!), under a big old boulder.
      Just roaming and wandering for all it's worth on these early spring days. Sounds familiar, eh? ;)
      Love you too, sister! xx

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  4. I was going to ask who you thought that little skull once belonged to, too. Really a coyote? Spring is bursting out all over here, too, in a very obvious and showy way. Spring in the desert is a subtle revelation, with its sudden smells in the air and the warming soil underfoot.

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    1. Definitely a coyote. I see a coyote or two from time to time on the mesa. And yes, spring in the high desert can be subtle, but it can also be wild and wintery and then suddenly it can be 70 degrees! I've learned it's a place with a mind of its own!

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  5. Beautiful writings and wanderings and wonderings. That place loves you, and you it.
    xx

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  6. Man, you’ve got some amazing country over there. Stretching right up to the horizon. It must be breathtaking in real life.
    And l always enjoy the photos of you soaking it all up.
    What a beautiful way to start my morning. Thank you xx

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    1. May I say it is the most beautiful country I have ever had the pleasure of wandering in. If only we could begin every morning in a place like this! xx

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