Greenmarket Square

  

In Cape Town I am looking for beads, big brass cage beads 

let there be some at Greenmarket Square

where the sellers sell to tourists every day

don’t forget to barter, bring down the price

colors are plentiful and makes it hard to decide
  
I finally find what I am looking for

it is really big and it is already strung unto a necklace 

I buy that one and a string of yellow beads

  
It is time to go

everything packed and carried away 

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dVerse prompt on market – this was my market experience in South Africa

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Greenmarket Square

Lunch at the Top

We hiked to the end of Watchman Trail. Not too red in the face. Not too out of breath just kept going to the top.  Then we sat on a rock and eat our lunch surrounded by peaks of Zion.

picnic on the trail

can’t remember what we ate

fed by the beauty

Lunch at the Top

Travelling to North Rim

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Travelling with the storm perched over the canyon we head to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon both going there the storm moving faster along the rim while we drive over the plateau happy to be dry in these moments arriving at the campground everything is wet but the storm has passed the sky clears revealing the colors of layers of chiseled rock lit by the setting sun

Two years later I travel that same road there is no storm but snow is on the ground where the Cat Fire burned last summer we watched it burning from deep in the canyon hotshot fire fighters called in helicopters fly in and out delivering their load plumes of smoke rise over the Kaibab Forest we float safe on the water of the Colorado River and smell the air from 8,200 feet above now the snow covered ground hides the char of the Cat Fire black surrounds the base of these ponderosa pines others are burned completely pinyon junipers pine needles scrub brush 4500 acres burnt from a lightning strike

Travelling to North Rim

Going Off Road

I want to take to the back road

or am I too old

4×4 off road vehicle

on dirt path no obstacle

nothing to stop me

you call it crazy

big tires to maneuver

over rocks and boulder

need clearance below

good for both rain and snow

off the grid going solar

must carry one week of water

I want to go where others can’t go

to find places I don’t yet know

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NaPoWriMo a list of something

Going Off Road