little utopias.

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big magic: meeting chris’s daughter savina in portland. <3

 

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groovy kind of love: window shopping…psssst…. magic just sorta happens and you trust it. still pinching myself.
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and then for some reason we’re back to the start of the journey: rolling through the bay area with me thinking i’ve got plenty of time to catch my sfo flight. lolz lolz lolz
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paging dolly casper, your flight is boarding… :/
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caught the next flight over shasta.

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everything about this book is groovy and far out. like pioneering tribes of people in bus caravans learning midwifery. <3

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kinda on cloud 9—blissful setting happy people
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it’s like the four of us have always been best friends. <3 life is so very sweet.
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on misty hillsides, drinking beers and watching the city– spinning on the old merry go round and letting the joy of life flood us all.
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a land so abundant. 
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a land carpeted with flowers…
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and mosses…
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and ferns hanging from rocks…
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and falling water everywhere you look. took an icy dip!!

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i live off of diana’s kombucha, using fruit she forages to flavor her fizzy concoctions.
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this. this moment.
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guide of portlandia <3
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……………
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the wildest and lushest landscapes.
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deal with it…

 

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not a worry in the world with this girl. our dreams and hearts are one.

IMG_20160803_185334301IMG_20160803_191743874IMG_20160803_205225869i slow down with this girl, soaking in life.

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always checking out diana’s handy work. <3 she put in this whole fence!!! with cement at the base of the posts and everything! i’m impressed.
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a pretty sweet duo.
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ya, kombucha for breakfast
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and a smoothie completely sourced from the ‘stead.
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we make these epic to-do lists while we’re together: but first we dance, play mermaids in the pool, and try on lipstick. i always feel completely steady and nourished with diana. our friendship is pushing a decade. <3
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i can’t get over the fruit. it’s literally every where…. on the sidewalks in the forests lining the streets… i ate fruit all day long. tasted every sweetness
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every moment with my best friend feels like pure love. we geek out over the intrinsic mysteries of life.
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a city of queen anne’s lace. <3 baskets full. souls full.

Learning to recognize happiness/

 a world of medicine/

 a Land of Love full on sweetness/ the sweet fruit of life

It’s a good and sweet work/ Gathering Summers Bounty/ surrounded by mountains and a warm breeze

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diana hums as she harvests and waters. an earth child.
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all of my dreams coming true, wandering these wild sidewalks, discussing what we feel matters.
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happy place, we give ourselves time to touch every leaf and flower.
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kitchen witch
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a city of the future. bikes to ride on every corner.
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a little garden dinner/ wine kombucha coolers/ with savina. <3
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getting deep and digital.
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the den mother. running with her pack.
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we dream of our own little shop: plant starts and kombucha and wild crafted medicines and handmade consignments and compost/garden workshops. we dream a lot. i love it.
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i ::only in portland.

we lag behind.

we get lost.

we wander alleys,

and sweet smelling sidewalks,

investigating plants.

we harvest vegetables for dinner.

we plan our homesteads.

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the love is sweet.
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our last moments in the hobbit hole together: she jumps up, “you’re gunna miss your flight!!!!” i’m dazed; i’d forgotten that i had a life somewhere else. lost in fairy land with morgaine of the fae.

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everywhere an inspiration of intentional living: weaving and crochet, bright colors.
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microcosm publishing is a rad little portland mainstay, anarchist zines and whatnot. i’ve been wanting this little guy for a while via the internet, so happy to find it while wandering the streets!

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diana the dissector

and dolly the discoverer.

portland is a wild and inspiring community…

so much beauty and cooperation–

planning to plant similar seeds in roseville

Portland is not perfect but it’s pretty darn close. there’s Hops and mint in the alleys fruit everywhere////

It’s Breezy and warm/// we get lost again wandering///  the city has a country feel // plants growing everywhere //old wooden houses//  Sun Shines on the sidewalk// the Shadows cooling down

Maintained wildness even with the growth of civilization.
A respect for nature
A community of recycles

 

 

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the fattest berries. just right in front of your nose! WONDERLAND!!!!

headed home:

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hella cute: biking off to brunch. polly compost and the star-dust professor.

 

first day back/epilogue.

delighted by the bikes. and the town market and peach festival. and the dinosaurs adorning the tomatoes. and our little urban garden. hope, folks, and proud of this little part of town that wants true community. we can lead the way. we can adopt sustainable models. we can forge new ground and find balance.

 

http://idlelovewild.blogspot.com/2015/10/i-dont-dilute-my-experience.html  <—- last year’s adventure with diana…. <3

One thought on “little utopias.

  1. This is such a beautiful post. You and others have helped to bring continuous inspiration to planning my first garden. I’m doing my own compost, compost bins, seed flats, and garden bed.

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