just got back from a week out in the the Big Sur backcountry and I’m here to give you the good bees! Hah!!! “bees” was a spelling correction, supposed to be “news, I’m thumbing this out way too quickly, but I just have leave it because that is the good news- the earth is coming alive right now with spring gooey greenness and singing its song and, oh god, it’s just a little brain-damagingly, crushingly beautiful… lotsa pics to follow #bigsurtobadwater

just got back from a week out in the the Big Sur backcountry and I’m here to give you the good bees! Hah!!! “bees” was a spelling correction, supposed to be “news, I’m thumbing this out way too quickly, but I just have leave it because that is the good news- the earth is coming alive right now with spring gooey greenness and singing its song and, oh god, it’s just a little brain-damagingly, crushingly beautiful… lotsa pics to follow #bigsurtobadwater

Dreaming about hitting the long trail next week #bigsurtobadwater . This is America’s great wilderness trail- coastal mountains, sage covered peaks, the great Central Valley, the heart of John Muir’s beloved Sierra Nevada, Mt Whitney, Death Valley … but no one has ever written about it or done it as a continuous route. This week I start my journey, gulp, about 400 miles. I’m doing it a week at a time over the next couple if years, it’s gonna take a while, lots of routing questions and refinements to make, and eventually I wanna write a book about it- it’ll be my love song to the plants and ecosystems of the West Coast. This is world class in terms of ecosystems and biodiversity, over 8,000 species of plants and innumerable habitats that cover everything from the high peaks if the northwest to the hottest deserts of Mexico… I lay awake at night w excitement sometimes thinking about this trail- can I write a book about it? I’ve never written a book before, yikes! The hiking is relatively easy- this isn’t extreme territory, no mountaineer worth anything would take interest in this kind of thing- it’s a meanderer’s trail, a plant lovers trail, a week-at-a-time trail for people like me who just want to be immersed in the endless depths of beauty and ecological fecundity that is our heritage here in the west coast… Shit, I’m nervous here people, and excited… Stay tuned :D (at #bigsurtobadwater)

Dreaming about hitting the long trail next week #bigsurtobadwater . This is America’s great wilderness trail- coastal mountains, sage covered peaks, the great Central Valley, the heart of John Muir’s beloved Sierra Nevada, Mt Whitney, Death Valley … but no one has ever written about it or done it as a continuous route. This week I start my journey, gulp, about 400 miles. I’m doing it a week at a time over the next couple if years, it’s gonna take a while, lots of routing questions and refinements to make, and eventually I wanna write a book about it- it’ll be my love song to the plants and ecosystems of the West Coast. This is world class in terms of ecosystems and biodiversity, over 8,000 species of plants and innumerable habitats that cover everything from the high peaks if the northwest to the hottest deserts of Mexico… I lay awake at night w excitement sometimes thinking about this trail- can I write a book about it? I’ve never written a book before, yikes! The hiking is relatively easy- this isn’t extreme territory, no mountaineer worth anything would take interest in this kind of thing- it’s a meanderer’s trail, a plant lovers trail, a week-at-a-time trail for people like me who just want to be immersed in the endless depths of beauty and ecological fecundity that is our heritage here in the west coast… Shit, I’m nervous here people, and excited… Stay tuned :D (at #bigsurtobadwater)

Dreaming about hitting the big trail next week #bigsurtobadwater . This is America’s great wilderness trail- I want to route it out, write a book… shit I’m so nervous about this- I’ve never done anything like this before, can I write a book? it keeps me up at night w excitement sometimes, and this week I begin my journey :D

Dreaming about hitting the big trail next week #bigsurtobadwater . This is America’s great wilderness trail- I want to route it out, write a book… shit I’m so nervous about this- I’ve never done anything like this before, can I write a book? it keeps me up at night w excitement sometimes, and this week I begin my journey :D

I’m still feeling so high from our harvesting trip in the mountains above Santa Barbara, I had so much fun with all the JR folks and @oh_april_joy @ancestry_quarterly @coldsplinters @houseofwolvesmusic … great company, gorgeous country in the first blush of spring, what more could you ask for? Stay tuned for dispatches from our upcoming backpacking and wilderness perfume foraging trip in the mountains above Big Sur :D

I’m still feeling so high from our harvesting trip in the mountains above Santa Barbara, I had so much fun with all the JR folks and @oh_april_joy @ancestry_quarterly @coldsplinters @houseofwolvesmusic … great company, gorgeous country in the first blush of spring, what more could you ask for? Stay tuned for dispatches from our upcoming backpacking and wilderness perfume foraging trip in the mountains above Big Sur :D

Totally feeling all nostalgic this morning- this is the spot at the sf farmers market where I started my biz long long time ago. James from @bluebottle was on my right, Taylor from @fattedcalf was on my left, we we’re all just trying to get something going. I remember James running out midday to get more milk because the line at his coffee cart had grown so huge, I remember Taylor bitching out a customer who had ordered a $100 leg of lamb and then arbitrarily decided not to pick it up and I was like “alright Taylor, power to the people!” So many early mornings just like this one, setting up shop, hanging out our signs and just trying our stuff out … what a great place to start a biz, thanks @cuesa :D

Totally feeling all nostalgic this morning- this is the spot at the sf farmers market where I started my biz long long time ago. James from @bluebottle was on my right, Taylor from @fattedcalf was on my left, we we’re all just trying to get something going. I remember James running out midday to get more milk because the line at his coffee cart had grown so huge, I remember Taylor bitching out a customer who had ordered a $100 leg of lamb and then arbitrarily decided not to pick it up and I was like “alright Taylor, power to the people!” So many early mornings just like this one, setting up shop, hanging out our signs and just trying our stuff out … what a great place to start a biz, thanks @cuesa :D

This pic looks so embarrassingly contrived- wine, poetry, art, but it wasn’t photo-styled, I swear! We were out hiking w Andrew @scribewinery, he poured us wine, it was just a dreamy blue sky day, and it begged for some more dreaminess so I pulled out the Gary Snyder poetry, @coyotethunder got out the sketch pad, and suddenly it was like that Star Trek episode whether they’re hanging out with the Greek gods, ha …

This pic looks so embarrassingly contrived- wine, poetry, art, but it wasn’t photo-styled, I swear! We were out hiking w Andrew @scribewinery, he poured us wine, it was just a dreamy blue sky day, and it begged for some more dreaminess so I pulled out the Gary Snyder poetry, @coyotethunder got out the sketch pad, and suddenly it was like that Star Trek episode whether they’re hanging out with the Greek gods, ha …