Kirkfield — The best nights for star photography are the coldest nights. It was early April—only -2ºC. But Venus was shining above the horizon and the north skies beckoned, so I headed outside to try my luck. With no preparation and out of practice with my equipment, this photo is the best I could do. But it’ll stay with me as that night when the wind pushed against my chest, when I turned my back on the lig...
Kirkfield — It’s hard to describe the unique joy of skating between maple trees frozen in the ice, crossing one leg over the other and chasing embers through the dark. I’d never experienced anything like it. The ...
Kirkfield — We spread out the tarps to the light of the flashlights, zipped up our sleeping bags and lay back, our backs against the ground and our hearts reaching out to the stars. We saw four shooting stars, wa...
Basking in apricity
Getting some fresh air among the pines
Sleeping under the Milky Way
Watching sparks drift into the summer night
Listening to coyotes calling in the western forest
Regrouping at the merging of Smudge Creek and Head River
Cross-country skiing in the wildlands
Pulling as close as we dared to the dancing flame
Circled around a fire underneath swaying cedars
Chasing away the cold of winter
Telling December stories and howling at wolves
Watching sparks fly like stars into the night sky
Finding a hint of the coming fall on the riverbank