13 of us skied into a yurt in the Sawtooth’s. I looked at my iphone and thought why not go on a gear vacation, isn’t this a vacation? Normal people do this all the time.
What I know:
- I love spending time with my friends.
- Though I really, really missed my camera gear, wine and friends eased this.
- My friends cook, very well, and Anthony Bourdain would love to dine at their table.
- I always learn new things playing Cards Against Humanity with this group.
- Idaho’s natural backdrop, a winner for all of us.
I follow Louie. I LOVE his work. Check out his latest blog post. Very much worth a look and listen. Nice work Paul!
An Elegant Solution to Save the Bees
Excerpt and Video by Paul Stamets
Mycologist, Fantastic Fungi Tribe member, and founder of Fungi Perfecti, Paul Stamets, recently revealed a breakthrough discovery that has the potential to change -and heal- our ecosystem. He proposes that there is a missing link that can dramatically influence bee health, and it’s right under our feet. Yes, it’s mycelium.
In his recent Bioneers keynote speech, Paul takes you on a journey of discovery beginning in 1984, when he first noticed bees from his hives flying from sunrise to sunset for more than 40 days, to a patch of mycelium he planted in his garden. Decades later, when Louie Schwartzberg asked Paul, “Can you help the bees?”, Paul remembered this strange occurrence, which reignited his interest in bees. His talk is a walk on the path of discovery – and may lead to a significant breakthrough…
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This hits the nail on the head. I love Peter Hurley, maybe it is his hair but I am sure it has something to do with his personality. I watched this at a time I need a new head shot for a few work projects. I often say EVERYONE has beauty. Chin forward…
I had so much fun photographing a group of very nice Idaho saddlemakers a week ago. Here are a few more images. Thank you everyone for a great time!
I first met Jeff Minor while working on a newspaper story. He had just come in from shoeing horses. This guy can do anything and his wife Jill is an animal whisper. I think he looks like he belongs hanging out at the bar in an episode of “Hell on Wheels” my favorite show…
With these photos I cant decide if I like color or b&w best. What do you think?
The Idaho Commission on the Arts and the Salmon Arts Council hosted the first Idaho Saddlemakers Summit at the beginning of September. The 2-day event was a first of its kind, bringing together 32 saddlemakers from all over the state to learn from each other and from masters of the craft, Dale and Karron Harwood, and Shep Hermann of Hermann Oak Leather. Ilona McCarty of Open View Photography made portraits of several of the participants, of which are a few that we’d like to share with you now! Stay tuned…we’re working on a commemorative poster that will be available later this fall…
Winter brought thick deep fluffy snow. A few weeks ago Kristin, Gina and Hope drug me from work to go play. I had my grumpy pants on but they were insistent. Kristin is a petite little spot of sweetness, the snow was so deep in places I thought we could lose her. Laughter was front and center, especially when Gina took a header…good thing the snow was soft. The forest of pine scented air was something a paper tree hanging in your car could never even come close to.
This week I lost a friend in a plane crash near Lake Tahoe. We have been friends a long time. Darla was a lovely woman, an amazing designer and Mother to Colin and Erin. Our drink was dirty martinis with Sapphire gin. We laughed a lot, shared our dreams, our mistakes and how much we loved our children.
Due to my wanderlust we lost track for a few years. I had been thinking about her a lot through those years but life sometimes confuses what is important. Last fall I was in her neck of the woods and left a message hoping to once again drink a martini with her. She called me back a few weeks later, she had been in Europe with her husband when I left the message. We talked for over an hour that day, it was as if time had not passed. She was so happy and life was good for her. We shared emails, photos of our life in between, texts and phone calls. We were planning a meeting in 2014.
Dont let life confuse what is important, go play in the snow.