I feel such a strong connection to this desert land-- as though I am part of it, I belong to it. It's comforting to feel so at home here-- after many years of traveling in search of "exotic" new places, I can finally see the incredible beauty that rests in my own backyard.
Our days were deliciously long-- a lovely mix of hiking and exploring, and waiting out the chilly mountain rains around cups of coffee and stories by the woodstove.
I took all my art supplies with the plan of turning out some new headbands and paintings, but the mountains and downtime with family were too enticing to resist. Instead of being productive and creative, I simply soaked up the fresh air and hours of cuddle time in our tent. Now, back to work! :)