At first I started shooting reds and greens, but then slowly started to realize that all the best things were actually brown:
I was certain my challenge would end up looking like a big blob of poop, but I went with my gut and photographed browns. The photos turned out shockingly lovely, and I’m now seeing my surroundings with a deeper appreciation.
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My view from my yoga pose.
Natural lip balm that I use as very portable lubrication for running (I put it on my skin, not my lips)
My skin is brown. And so is mud. This color is awesome.
Shacky’s travel toy, named Stix (my toy is named Stonez). They travel everywhere we go, on the hood of the RV.
Trails trails trails! I love this stuff.
I was playing ball with Ginger when I came across a bunch of these little guys.
MOMMA CAT! I love her even when she sleeps on my chest and I can’t move all night.
Shacky’s hair. I love his shade of brown and how long it’s getting.
Racoon prints. It’s so freakish how they look like mini humans…
Beans and tacos. Browns are delicious.
The butterfly is my spirit animal.
Utah’s canyons. Spectacular.
I had to photograph this root system. The tree was suspended in mid-air over a steep canyon, holding on by only one or two powerful branches.
And here is my work on the earlier collections of GREEN and RED.
The side of the canyons. Everything is beautiful here.
The keys to the RV, our home.
Stuffed avocado and mushroom salad from the Whiptail Grill. OMG this was so tasty.
Miss Ginger and our ball play.
A sign adorning the walls of Whiptail Grill just outside of Zion National Park.
Shacky’s faithful hula girl. She has been with him longer than I have.
The grass at a local dogpark.
Some dude’s truck just outside the liquor store. Yay red!
Beautiful flowers near Meme’s Cafe, an awesome breakfast spot just outside of Zion National Park.
My hippie jammies! I bought these for Shacky, but they were too small for him, so I wear them all the time. They’re a little big, but sooo soft and warm!
Ginger’s trail running bandana. She wears it only when she is going out for a long run or a long ball play. You can guess how crazy she gets whenever I reach for it to put it on her…
My Chimera 100 mug. This thing is freaking awesome. I drink everything from it. Firstly, it makes me feel good because it reminds me that I finished that beast of a race. Secondly, it saves me money at most coffee stores. Thirdly, at Starbucks they only charge me a Grande to fill it, but it actually fits closer to a Venti.
Our local liquor store near Zion. It’s also a restaurant and a souvenir shop. The liquor part is super tiny, but it gets the job done. Right next door there’s a Best Western with free wifi, which I am stealing as I type.
More flowers from Meme’s Cafe. We had breakfast there this morning.
More snacks I love raw, fresh veggies so freaking much.
Thanks for sharing in our travels, and don’t be afraid to put a little color in your life this week!