Fire + Ice

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One of Iceland’s several volcanic beaches, Reynisfjara’s lava-formed beach draws crowds with its black sand, otherworldly basalt columns, towering cliffs and deep caves.

For me, it was really about how goddamn good it made my shoes look. As in, I almost got swept into the ocean by an errant wave and had to slosh back to the car cold and wet. #worth it

 

 

Nooks from an airbnb overlooking the Greenland Sea plus mini paintings inspired by the #landoffireandice. Select work coming to the shop.

 

 
 
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Landscapes en route to the Westfjords. And, oh yeah, rainbows. Epic. Rainbows.

 

 
 

Pacific NW

 
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Remember those posts where I took you with us in words and pictures as we circled the States?

Well, this is not one of those posts.

Our trip around the Pacific Northwest — three weeks by car from San Francisco to Seattle and back — was solid. Much to see and do and eat (duh), but too much to capture. Harder still to share.

Here’s what I’ve got…

 
 

 

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So many amazing murals plus the classic “walking from behind” shot. We urban-hiked 35 miles in two days. Not enough to avoid the curse of vegan junk food that was soon to overtake us…

Below, Mount Shasta somewhere en route from San Francisco, CA to Eugene, OR.

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we’re in oregon now!

 
 
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Dinner at Eugene’s infamous Cornbread Cafe for afore-mentioned “comfort” food. Some of the things we stuffed into ourselves (plus so much more we’re too embarrassed to say we ate in one sitting…)

 
 
 

 

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All things funky and delicious in Portland, OR. Plus wild artichokes growing in people’s yards. This is not a joke.

I’m not really that into plants and such but, when I die, I want to come back as just about any type of flora that grows in the Pacific Northwest.

Just kidding. I’m never going to die.

 
 

 

Seattle, WA / Where Frasier lives, according to my mom

{ plus a nearby hidden waterfall }

 
 
 

 

All things nature via Canon Beach, OREGON

 
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heading south to Yachats, ORegon

{ pronounced Ya-Hots! }

 

< PSA >

Don’t be one of those assholes that disturbs the natural landscape to erect a cairn that means absolutely nothing / leads to absolutely nowhere.

I’m filing this in the same spot as “Leave the wild pony skeleton under the rock where you found it, asshole.”

< / PSA >

 
 

 
 

Point Reyes, CA

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Back in California for gale force winds along the national seashore.

Let’s pretend I wrote you a legit blog about this trip but that it was blown away at sea and that I promise to do better next time, mmk?