Sunday, July 06, 2008

Life in the Eero Lane....

I can't update on all the personal turmoil and general malaise going on in my life, so I'll just show a few images of nifty stuff I've seen/done recently which is helping to keep my head above the proverbial water.....

Above, my shadow cast on the sandbar where Fromage and I spent an evening. We borrowed a canoe from sister Lily of the Valley and paddled across the Tanana to an island.



The calming vista of a sandbar. We spent an hour canoeing around, a couple of hours just walking around in the silt barefoot----lovely. Then a bonfire and dinner....


Nothing smells so good as a driftwood bonfire. This is shot around 9pm. The nighttime of life near the Arctic Circle.


Another outing a couple of weeks ago----we drove South and found an old, abandoned road, went for a walk, exploring....and stumbled across some orchids! Cypripediums....forget the rest of the name... They had a faint, beautiful cinnamon scent.



Thick, strong stalks, growing in sphagnum moss just over dense, muddy silt. They grew suprising close to the base of black spruce----acidic conditions?!


Fromage in a size-comparison shot....


This is the old road we found the orchids growing alongside in the brush. I look at this image and it feels like a metaphor for my life right now. I'm on my 'path;' I feel like I'm on the only road I can be on right now in my life, but damn....somthing is really, really wrong.....