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Posts tagged “Fall

Departure Days | Fall In Play

This is a morning workout and practice run on a lake under construction in my home town of Gray Court, SC. This was my first exploration of this terrain. Keeping it simple. A mix of soft and hard ground. Lots of rocks, making for a lot vibration moving through the body (I actually injured my left forearm from a violent vibration sustained while descending one of the slopes). It has taken a few months for it to heal. But I love the locale it looks and feels other-worldly. And being that it is less than 5 minutes away from my home, it provides a nice work out in preparation for the mountain trails. Music by glitch master Alva Noto. The video itself has little processing and no editing.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons | Places

Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons | Places

It only takes a moment to be in a different place. In a different season.


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons | Exploration

Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons | Explorations

a Winter of barren white frost
beautiful Spring in bloom
endless Summer with you
a mountain summit trail in Fall


New Landscapes: Fall In Play 05 – Loop

New Landscapes: Fall In Play 05 - Loop

One of the more exciting elements of mountain biking is going around in circles. Yes, the loop. Four miles. Eight miles. Sixteen miles. Ascending then descending. Round and round. Flashing by beautiful vistas; man-made lakes, mountain summits, and ridges. All swirling by your mind’s eye, without pause to the rewind. Let’s play on a Fall day … the loop de loop.


New Landscapes: Fall In Play 04 – Rewind

New Landscapes: Fall In Play - Rewind

turn back the time
and remember when
– or how
you found the meaning
of things … misunderstood

– here
forward in time
in the day’s (f)all
in Autumn’s call
the rewind …
of place … memory
and state of mind


New Landscapes: Fall In Play 03 – Pause

New Landscapes: Fall In Play 03 - Pause

After an hour of exploring the various ups and downs of the terrain, Nancy feels the need for a pause in play. Taking a moment to catch her breath and letting the beauty of the day sink it. Autumn has a way of bringing moments to a standstill. Allowing us to embrace a much-needed connection with ourselves. Its transformational essence can stimulate our senses and bring joy to our lives. Let’s pause in play and fall in love with the day.


New Landscapes: Fall In Play 02 – Start

New Landscapes: Fall In Play 02 - Start

Well here I am around noon today. My Trek bike and I are stationary on the ridge of a man-made lake which is under construction. Preparing for the first descent. It is a beautiful Fall day indeed. Mild temperatures and blue sunny skies. Mesmerizing and zen-like. Music on my Ipod; trance-like and meditative. Time to play. Lets start.


New Landscapes: Fall In Play

New Landscapes: Fall In Play

Today in my little town, I am going to have a some fun. I am about to head out to the Gray Court Park. Gray Court, South Carolina is a small one-light historic town established in 1899. It has taken over a century to build a major park. Construction has begun on a man-made lake. A perfect place while under construction for some free-style mountain biking training. The slopes of the lake are varied; some are steep, tightly packed, others rocky and treacherous. What a find. And it is located just a few minutes from my house. This will provide many hours of practice during the Fall and Winter for myself and my riding partner. I will snap some photos and video footage to post later.


New Landscapes: Fall In Starlight

New Landscapes: Fall In Starlight

life on the edge
of everything remembered
– here
with the starlight
in your eyes
and the twilight
in the rainbow sky


New Landscapes: Fall In-Between

New Landscapes: Fall In-Between

the narrow way
from
the descent
the broad way
– to it

Life in recovery through the colors of art
Finding the true self on the path of liberation …