What Life Can Be Like With Time
These odd times are starting to feel normal.
The biggest changes appear to have happened in populated places. But out here, we still leap from rock to rock, drive dusty roads and wave at neighbours when we see them.
"I built a garden out of wood – hopefully it will yield us tomatoes and peppers"
I built a garden out of scrap wood I collected from a job last summer. At the time I had no idea why I was saving the timber but I’m very happy now having gone to the trouble – hopefully it will yield us tomatoes and peppers if the ground squirrels don’t ruin the crop.
"My Garage is finally clean and organized and it feels great to have all my bikes running for once."
My Garage is finally clean and organized and it feels great to have all my bikes running for once. The locus tree in front of my house bloomed more flowers than leaves this year… All the creatures seem to be thriving with a new energy. The rabbits and coyotes are bigger than ever and I’ve never seen so many rattlesnakes – they are simply unavoidable! In fact, Eric’s old beagle escaped from the house and ran 7.5 miles across the desert last week – I didn’t think it could run across the kitchen? We tracked it down but of course Eric got bit by one of those damn rattlesnakes. He was fine, just a dry bite, but we all felt pretty lucky after that.
"It has been good in some ways to see what life can be like with time to fix our own problems."
In the evenings we take a walk and watch the sky spill its impossible colors. The clouds seem to look different now that our world has slowed down, our maybe I’m just more aware of them… continuously reforming for our entertainment ¬– colossal puppets, closing every day with another opus. My tankless water heater just broke but I’m not worried. It has been good in some ways to see what life can be like with time to fix our own problems.
Todd Blubaugh was born and raised in McPherson, Kansas. His earliest interests were in art and motorbikes and since the age of 12, Todd has been pursuing these two passions. He currently works in film, writes, shoots, and pursues collaborations with his roommates at The Chun, a motorcycle warehouse and art space in Los Angeles. The free-spirit artist shares his passion for open roads through aspirational imagery and poetic travel notes that resonate with Serengeti’s DNA.