Canyon Music

 

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.

 

 

6 comments

  • Sachiko
    Sachiko
    Ah, Saline!!! Sorry to miss it, and your campfire music, this year! ❤️

    Ah, Saline!!! Sorry to miss it, and your campfire music, this year! ❤️

  • steve mowrey
    steve mowrey
    Well, that certainly adds lovely visual supplement to an already great song. Beuatifully done, Megan.

    Well, that certainly adds lovely visual supplement to an already great song. Beuatifully done, Megan.

  • Mary Ford
    Mary Ford
    That's beautiful. Love the video and photos. See you soon.

    That's beautiful. Love the video and photos. See you soon.

  • Timbo
    Timbo
    You are a blessing in my life. Thank you for sharing time with me!! Its so special....

    You are a blessing in my life. Thank you for sharing time with me!! Its so special....

  • Melanie Moynan-Smith
    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.

    Beautiful lyrics. Brings me to the top of Inscription Rock, New Mexico, where time and the big blue sky never end. Thank you.

  • Mom
    Mom
    You always inspire me with your love of nature and your love of life! Keep living your dream!

    You always inspire me with your love of nature and your love of life! Keep living your dream!

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