Thursday, October 28, 2010

Mt Osceola

Mt Osceola. 4,340 ft. Number of 4,000 "footers" completed: 3. New hike, new hiking boots, new furry friend. Can't get much better than that.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Get Ready

Planning to put the photos I've taken back in their environment. This is definitely an experiment.

Monday, October 25, 2010

What is a Resume Anyway

So I've tried to "re-vamp" my resume and I find myself questioning the [experience] portion. What defines experience anyway? Most of the things that qualify or fall under the category of experience haven't really contributed to what makes me, me. Climbing to 4,700 ft of a mountain is experience. So is just plain living. I feel like I've changed so much since I've graduated school that everything that is on that resume doesn't define who I am anymore. So now what.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mt Carrigain

Little ice. Won't hurt.

Ok, a little snow dusting. Harmless.

Hello, snow.

But always worth the view at the top.

Hiked to 4,700 feet today. Adventures at the top: snow, and learned how to feed a "gray jay" (bird) right out of my hand from a nice New Hampshire couple. It actually landed right on my hand and ate peanuts. Felt like a Disney movie. They only live on the tops of 4,000 ft peaks so I better get better at this whole hiking thing! Oh, and get some waterproof boots.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Walking 2

[What is it that makes it so hard sometimes to determine whither we will walk? I believe that there is a subtile magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright. It is not indifferent to us which way we walk. There is a right way; but we are very liable from heedlessness and stupidity to take the wrong one. We would fain take that walk, never yet taken by us through this actual world, which is perfectly symbolical of the path which we love to travel in the interior and ideal world; and sometimes, no doubt, we find it difficult to choose our direction, because it does not yet exist distinctly in our idea.]


[At present, in this vicinity, the best part of the land is not private property; the landscape is not owned, and the walker enjoys comparative freedom. But possibly the day will come when it will be partitioned off into so-called pleasure grounds, in which a few will take a narrow and exclusive pleasure only, — when fences shall be multiplied, and man traps and other engines invented to confine men to the public road; and walking over the surface of God’s earth, shall be construed to mean trespassing on some gentleman’s grounds. To enjoy a thing exclusively is commonly to exclude yourself from the true enjoyment of it. Let us improve our opportunities then before the evil days come.] Thoreau

Are these the evil days then?

Life Without Principle

[Just so hollow and ineffectual, for the most part, is our ordinary conversation. Surface meets surface. When our life ceases to be inward and private, conversation degenerates into mere gossip. We rarely meet a man who can tell us any news which he has not read in a newspaper, or been told by his neighbor; and, for the most part, the only difference between us and our fellow is that he has seen the newspaper, or been out to tea, and we have not. In proportion as our inward life fails, we go more constantly and desperately to the post-office. You may depend on it, that the poor fellow who walks away with the greatest number of letters, proud of his extensive correspondence, has not heard from himself this long while.] Thoreau

Lets dig deeper people.

Oh, Just a Walk

[The intellectual life may be kept clean and healthful, if man will live the life of nature, and not import into his mind difficulties which are none of his. ] Emerson

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Just Some Lyrics

Yes, I understand that every life must end, aw-huh,..
As we sit alone, I know someday we must go, aw-huh,..
Oh I'm a lucky man, to count on both hands
the ones I love,..

Some folks just have one,
yeah, others, they've got none, huh-uh

Stay with me,..
Let's just breathe.

Practiced are my sins,
never gonna let me win, aw-huh,..
Under everything, just another human being, aw-huh,..
Yeh, I don't wanna hurt, there's so much in this world
to make me believe.

Stay with me,..
You're all I see.

Did I say that I need you?
Did I say that I want you?
Oh, if I didn't I'm a fool you see,..

No one knows this more than me.
As I come clean.

I wonder everyday
as I look upon your face, aw-huh,..
Everything you gave
And nothing you would take, aw huh,..
Nothing you would take
Everything you gave...

Did I say that I need you?
Oh, did I say that I want you?
Oh, if I didn't I'm a fool you see,..
No one knows this more than me.
As I come clean, ah-ah...

Nothing you would take,..
Everything you gave.
Love you till I die,..
Meet you on the other side.

Pearl Jam.

[Going to be played at my mom's wedding]

Sabattus Mountain 1

Sabattus Mountain 2

Thursday, October 7, 2010

First Sold Print

Experimenting with designing a package. Sending out first sold print today. Made with drainage PVC and wrapped in birch bark. Print is rolled inside. Hopefully all goes well!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Last Day at the Fair

Testing Shutter Speed. Also went back to say hi to the horses.
Pic 1: Horse racing.
Pic 2: That was 7000 pounds those horses were pulling.
Pic 3: Their ears were adorable.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Your Walls Are Up

Today, I went to the Fryeburg Fair. Was mostly interested in the calm, well somewhat calm, race horses that were away from all of the hustle.

Although I'm Not Making Plans.

A lot of times I am listening to certain songs that put me in a mood when I look through my images. This is the song that goes with today.