I am sitting in a bird blind out in the middle of A beautiful Mississippi Audubon sanctuary. I decided to hike out here through fields mowed for pathways, in 100 degree afternoon sun. I was pleasantly surprised buy the vibrations the dozens of humming birds still feasting and fencing each other as they flew by. I do things like this because I know no one else is crazy enough to hike in the blazing, shadeless paths out to this blind, and the solitude is cleansing. I am imagining this bird blind is my private tree fort. If anyone did venture out here I am inclined to talk to them for surely only someone on the cusp of crazy or very interesting would and so add to my adventure. That is also why in California I always go hiking in the rain with Zorba. Californians are scared to go out in the rain, I celebrate it! The solitude reinvigorates and the sage smells REALLY good.
My only company coming out here were thousands of crickets and grasshoppers that paraded behind me across the fields like sparks flying from my heels. I live in the city this and these moments are what grounds me and sustains my high octane lifestyle. Ahhhh....
I will write about my Burning Man, Sleeping Bear Dunes experiences tomorrow on the plane ride home. Headed for the Wool Festival in Taos New Mexico next week.
Ps.the date at the top is when I opened my blog this was written Sept. 22, 2010
Faeries, full moons and gin,