31 March 2012

Everest Base Camp!


The summit of Everest shines through the clouds momentarily before being shrouded again.

We made it to Everest Base Camp... the hardest, coldest, dirtiest two weeks of my life.  We're covering our experiences over at Weird Birds with three posts.

17,600ft!

11 March 2012

First Glimpse of Himalaya


This is my first glimpse of the Himalaya, from our flight to Kathmandu.  We're off on a 2 week trek to Everest Base Camp starting tomorrow, so no updates here for a while.  We have a few posts scheduled in our absence over at Weird Birds, so keep an eye out there!

02 March 2012

new zealand: counter tops

I didn't realize that I missed counter tops until I saw them in these lovely houses we've been renting in Kaikoura.  They create real still-life opportunities with the little collections of things that gather throughout the day.  It's little things like this that are absent in the Antarctic, and suddenly, being around them again, are wondrous as I rediscover them.
A few other things that have been magical this week (just to name a few): skipping stones, sleeping to the sound of rain, sipping hot chocolate by the woodstove, baking cookies, smelling and admiring countless different flowers, meeting/feeding/petting lots of neighborhood kitties, and I could (and probably will next time) go on and on and on.  It's quite the wondrous world we live in.