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Category Archives: Pictures
Up on my hilltop Looking down on the bay; I see roads, houses, a bridge – All so far beneath me. Up here I am king Of that land below; From my castle at this peak I rule as far … Continue reading
Nothing is wrong here; everyone is smiling. It is green and comfy. We are all winners. This tall tree burns in the hell it is creating.
Whenever I drive on the road in town I feel on edge; too tightly bound. The streets, they seem a perfect line – suffocating creativity – hindering the mind. Hill roads I need; their curving slopes – fuel for my … Continue reading
Round twisted branches and sharp crags began descent to a limbed cave so gnarly – this enchanted forest I went.
I used to wonder why we hale the purple mountains – But look and you’ll see; they’re covered by grape juice fountains.
“If there were no rewards to reap, No loving embrace to see me through this tedious path I’ve chosen here, I certainly would’ve walked away by now.” -Tool, The Patient
A picture from a hike in the Purisima Creek Redwood Forest