Fly fishing on the Savannah River this morning with @dukedook. #flyfishing #redington #redingtonreleased #savannahriver #smallmouth #campvibes #polerstuff (at Savannah River Canal and Trail)

Fly fishing on the Savannah River this morning with @dukedook. #flyfishing #redington #redingtonreleased #savannahriver #smallmouth #campvibes #polerstuff (at Savannah River Canal and Trail)

oregontopatagonia:

I’ve heard that our identity is the average of the five people we spend the most time with. It feels true and probably is. Some decisions or realizations we make when we’re young and we can’t quite trace out why, but they change our whole lives.

For me, one of these things was in 10th grade. I decided to be friends with people I looked up to, or felt made me better by being around them. This is an unusual choice for a teenage boy, because the only metric of social success at 15 is how sarcastic you can be. But I had been burned and didn’t want that anymore. I wanted to be around good people who were smart and kind and made me feel that way too.

That subtle decision changed my life. I have for the past 16 years sought out people I respect, friends that inspire me and make beautiful things, write beautiful words, make people feel beautiful.

I have found that many people don’t respect their friends. They laugh with and at them and they share experiences…but not their souls.

Choosing kindred souls as my community has made me who I am.

Almost everything I own was either given to me or made by a friend. Not so long ago we were starry-eyed kids with dreams of starting our own thing, doing our own thing. Now I’m 31 and my friends make the things I love. That is the adulthood I only dreamed about. It’s here. And I carry it with me in South America.

#oregontopatagonia #friendship #thethingsicarry (at Posada El Encuentro)

oregontopatagonia:

I’ve heard that our identity is the average of the five people we spend the most time with. It feels true and probably is. Some decisions or realizations we make when we’re young and we can’t quite trace out why, but they change our whole lives.

For me, one of these things was in 10th grade. I decided to be friends with people I looked up to, or felt made me better by being around them. This is an unusual choice for a teenage boy, because the only metric of social success at 15 is how sarcastic you can be. But I had been burned and didn’t want that anymore. I wanted to be around good people who were smart and kind and made me feel that way too.

That subtle decision changed my life. I have for the past 16 years sought out people I respect, friends that inspire me and make beautiful things, write beautiful words, make people feel beautiful.

I have found that many people don’t respect their friends. They laugh with and at them and they share experiences…but not their souls.

Choosing kindred souls as my community has made me who I am.

Almost everything I own was either given to me or made by a friend. Not so long ago we were starry-eyed kids with dreams of starting our own thing, doing our own thing. Now I’m 31 and my friends make the things I love. That is the adulthood I only dreamed about. It’s here. And I carry it with me in South America.

#oregontopatagonia #friendship #thethingsicarry (at Posada El Encuentro)

tradlands:

What would you do with an extra day? This short movie examines the possibilities of having a little more time in each week. 
(Thank you to Kinfolk Magazine for sharing this video on their Facebook Page.) 
Doing some studying about gardening by the moon and signs. It’s amazing what you can learn from Nature if you take time to become a student of it. #gardening #moonplanting #livefolk #vscocam

Doing some studying about gardening by the moon and signs. It’s amazing what you can learn from Nature if you take time to become a student of it. #gardening #moonplanting #livefolk #vscocam

@cameronbrew and I went out to Appling today to set up some deer stands and fertilize some food plots. Looking forward to this year’s hunting season. These cows better watch out. 

#vscocam #cows #country

@cameronbrew and I went out to Appling today to set up some deer stands and fertilize some food plots. Looking forward to this year’s hunting season. These cows better watch out.

#vscocam #cows #country

Working out in the yard, you find these all over the place. My dog, Boone loves catching and eating these little skinks. #skink #vscocam  (at Casa)

Working out in the yard, you find these all over the place. My dog, Boone loves catching and eating these little skinks. #skink #vscocam (at Casa)

@digay and I took a little trip to Athens today and we stopped by @1000facescoffee to grab a couple of Single Origin coffee; El Joaquin and Borboya. Looking forward to trying them! #coffee #vscocam

@digay and I took a little trip to Athens today and we stopped by @1000facescoffee to grab a couple of Single Origin coffee; El Joaquin and Borboya. Looking forward to trying them! #coffee #vscocam

#vscocam  (at Sacred Heart Cultural Center)

#vscocam (at Sacred Heart Cultural Center)

I’d say my 30-30 rifle is sighted in for deer season. First round are X’s where I made adjustments. Second round are O’s and bullseye. #hunting #targetpractice #deerseason #hotrange #ontarget (at Yuchi WMA Shooting Range)

I’d say my 30-30 rifle is sighted in for deer season. First round are X’s where I made adjustments. Second round are O’s and bullseye. #hunting #targetpractice #deerseason #hotrange #ontarget (at Yuchi WMA Shooting Range)