If you haven’t eaten here yet, you’re missing out. Soooooo good 😛
In case you missed it — the New River Gorge, ladies and gentlemen... #newvsred #bestcragintheworld
Dad and my grandmother, who I never met. Maybe 1947 or 48.
Can confirm (thanks @karyna_dom 😝 )
Mom with skunk. Photo by Dad.
Feeling anxious about not being able to mow the fields after being gone six weeks because tractor isn’t working, but apparently there’s an upside to five foot tall grass. Yesterday morning saw a mink on the creek bank scampering around. Then in the afternoon I hear a crash in the brush and look out to see a big black bear jumping out of the creek and flushing out a squawking wild turkey. Ten minutes after that Ollie is running from window to window staring out, but I don’t see anything, until I realize there’s a bobcat strolling the bank right where the bear just was. You can hear the turkey in the video, and I think, this guy is toast, as the bobcat follows him into the rhododendron, but after some increasingly nervous clucking for a couple of minutes, the clucking relaxes again. The bobcat has a bad limp, so no turkey dinner. But this was nuts. First sighting of a mink, bear, or a bobcat here (save for a small bobcat we caught and released from a live trap several years ago while trying to catch a sneaky chicken killer, and an unseen bear that tore up Susie’s beehives ). Maybe I’ll see that black mountain lion around again one of these days. I kind of hope not 😬.
One-thirteenth of Hamrahlídarkórinn, Björk’s tour choir
Tango singing sans machismo, with the incomparable Julieta Laso... 👏🏽👏🏽 #milonga
Just a peregrine falcon massaging a pigeon while inadvertently terrorizing the humble townspeople of Union Square Park. (Sound on for more excitement )
No better place to break the rules than right in front of the courthouse
Easier out than in
This is a color photo
All double-priced items now half off. #largestbronzesculptureintheworld #yoidlesproductions #lostwaxproject
This stuff is taking over the yard
Not so still life
This filter does a decent job at hiding the dark circles under our eyes. Side trip yesterday to catch a quick few hours of Venice wandering after a couple of sleepless nights of Björking in DK. Not much happening in this strange place other than shopping and eating, seems like. Venice was built on top of 117 tiny islands, by driving wood posts into mud. #craypeeps living like #crayfish. Yeah, this is a wörk trip
Jesus? Da Vinci? Chippendale? Naughty clown? Or Sharma?
Aros Art Museum in Aarhus, DK #inrainbows
Queen Björk holding court, and Lucy at the helm of video world.
Proof that Paul really is a Ken doll with a bad road biker tan. #metrosexualbachelorparty #sinkodemayo #hefoundloveandsocanyou
On tour with Phoenix this past fall. Didn’t post much from the tour, but it was so much fun, with a band that couldn’t be more kind and a crew that couldn’t be easier to work with, that it barely felt like work. Considering another potential tour with a certain somebody special this coming summer and the thought of it has me freaking out a little...
Pile-up at Lowe’s. There were casualties. . #shelostaleg #severalyearsago
Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2 (Whistler’s Kitten ) . . . #catislit #catislet #nocatisanisland
Back to school this semester... and this is my A&P2 professor, on the phone with her niece in Italy. 😝💜
Heavy metal bands. This is a random New River Rock Chunk Brooks spotted at Fern Booty today. The NRG is chock full of irony but this is loco. #namethatroute #namethattrout #plantcellfromouterspace #firstknownhashtags #waffleiron
Sally sizes up Chester, who volunteers to sacrifice himself for the cause of a warm house this winter. #wontseasonwell #notahardwood #dogwood
Kare-Bear about to use her cam-gun on Toss That Beat in the Garbage Can, .10dogface. #ruleofthirds #bestnaturephotographyintheuniverse #chickswhodrivesticks #chickswhosquat #chickswhovape #chickswhoeatchicken #chickswithjobs #chickswithcats #vanlife #bustedtranny
Here are Inge and I pretending to be life partners on a retirement trip by Marina and Nick's Winnebago at The New. Today Inge and her real-life partner, Hayden, are both gone. Inge was one of the most motivated, positive, and mature people I've ever met. After the DWS comp at home last year where we all fell in love with her as a strong and courageous climber, as a hilarious human, as a radiant force, she returned for a couple of weeks in the fall to climb. She wrote thank you notes, sent motivating texts, had deeply thoughtful conversations, and seemed far wiser than her 23 years. I looked forward to seeing the rest of her life play out as it already was leading toward, full of climbing and skiing peaks that would help push the rest of us to be stronger and better. Though I never met Hayden, I know of him as one of the most accomplished climbers of his generation by the age of 27, and that to be with Inge, he had to be sincerely special. He just wrote a piece for Evening Sends a month ago on the devastating loss of friends to the mountains. After he discovered Inge didn't live through the avalanche that he survived, he took his own life. Our hearts are aching for these two. I hope their families know what an immense gift they gave us with them. I am inexpressibly sorry for their loss.
Changeover from Parcels to Phoenix at Alexandra Palace, London. Holla at the Old Creepy Dudes (Kenny! Neil! Woodrum! ) of Fayetteville, WV for the t-shirt, and for their perfect beer 🍻. Bizarrely had a manager (Bruno! ) from a 3-day Spartan Race film shoot I worked a month ago while home in WV walk in here while we were setting up. Blew our minds 💥. He was heading up a Virtual Reality film crew of 33 that day to turn Phoenix's London show (from the setup to the show ) into a VR movie. Craaaaazy.
Garden buds 🌺 #marbledorbweaver
Front porchin' with the fam 💜
Gluten-free and low-carb, too. Okay, not low-carb. Thanks, Tudor's Biscuit World, for The Lydia. Three big pieces of bacon, a real egg, and all-American cheese, sandwiched between two hash brown patties. Ask for it by name. Then maybe be more specific. # # # #rippedfuel
This kitty is just... too... much 😖 Here she is making biscuits. #michaeljordan #doingthemilking
What a beginner's permit gets you around here
Thank goodness for these peeps and some fun during an unfun time. Paul took us down The New on Monday and facilitated another hilarious adult summer camp adventure/team-building exercise/corporate field trip/Neverland Ranch employees day out/Deliverance Party. #squinty #whereisdavidgibbons #lolcats #newrivergorge
Find the climber. Zoe wore her rock camo on this overhanging 7c/12d at the Face Bouc area. Couldn't remember its name the next day, but such a beauty that everyone wanted a turn. Louis Jones @louoakjon clings on lower and to the left, that little arete lump. Not long after this pic was taken, everyone with brains tumbled back down the scree and toward the World Cup finals, as thunder and lightning swept through the canyon. . . . #theyoungandtherestless #girlswhoclimb #boyswhowatch #momswhobelay #franceispretty #worktrip #stripeygranite #foiegras #oreorock #johnshenmademedrivetherentaldownaroadthatalmostkilledusall
I'll take one