Above is a video featuring some clips from places I've hiked and camped in New Mexico, Arizona, and California.  Below are some photos of the past month.  I spent about 3 weeks straight living in my tent out in the desert.  I wrote, played my guitar, looked at the stars, hiked up canyons, and spit a little sand.  It was truly rewarding and refreshing.  This year has been so busy, and I finally allowed  myself to soak it all in.  And even though I didn't have too many "real" gigs this month, I have played more than ever at parties, jams, and around campfires...

 

My tent is in the lower left of this panorama shot... 

 

Grinding stones from tribal peoples...

 

Petroglyphs...

 

 

 

Canyon walls... 

 

 

 

A most excellent campsite...

 

Ravens' nests on the cliffs...

 

A closer look at the ravens' nests...

 

Dragonfly... 

 

Burros...

 

And then I took a trip to a friend's farm in Southern California.  There were lots of fruit trees in fruit.  Avacados, Persimmons, Kumquats, Cherimoya, Oranges, Jelly Palm, Guavas, Pomegranates... 

 

 

The fertile orchards are such a stark contrast to the desert...

 

Sunrise...

 

 

Sometimes I like to climb up on my minivan...

 

 Now I'm back at The Ranch playing catch up with emails and booking in-between stacking firewood...

 

My friend Timbo took this photo at The Ranch in the morning light...

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone this week.  I hope you are all finding some gratitude in your life!  I am thankful everyday to be here on this earth; writing songs, stacking firewood, sleeping in a van, meeting new people, sharing food, breathing, walking, singing... on and on.

Thank you for reading the blog.

 

 

Comments

November 21, 2017 @05:52 pm
Mom
You always inspire me with your love of nature and your love of life! Keep living your dream!
November 21, 2017 @04:59 am
Melanie Moynan-Smith
Beautiful lyrics. Brings me to the top of Inscription Rock, New Mexico, where time and the big blue sky never end. Thank you.
November 20, 2017 @09:21 pm
Timbo
You are a blessing in my life. Thank you for sharing time with me!! Its so special....
November 20, 2017 @01:18 pm
Mary Ford
That's beautiful. Love the video and photos. See you soon.
November 20, 2017 @12:04 pm
steve mowrey
Well, that certainly adds lovely visual supplement to an already great song. Beuatifully done, Megan.
November 20, 2017 @11:51 am
Sachiko
Ah, Saline!!! Sorry to miss it, and your campfire music, this year! ❤️

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