Curious Things Found in Secret Places: A Photo Wrap-up of the Telluride Mushroom Festival
Note: elephantjournal.com received this admission to this event for free, in return for a guarantee that we would review it. That said, we say what we want—good and bad, happy and sad.
At the Telluride Mushroom Festival, I found many things:
Mushrooms, delicious and dirty
A mountain town, with surprises in its friendly corners
Education, odorous and tactile
Character, wild and true
Mushrooms, quirky and generous
Accouterments, both strange and serious
Books, beautiful and bright
Food, fit to the festivities
Information, given with heart and open-minded insight
Personality, expressed many ways
Coffee, bright in its darkness
Mushrooms, ancient and humorous
Mountains, reviving and intoxicating
Man’s scars on those mountains, sad and confusing
Sunsets, fire-warmed and silver-lined
Bridal Veil Falls, where answers meet questions, water wears away rock, machines threaten beauty, and we find light, even in the night.
Read Alisa’s Earlier Adventures at the Telluride Mushroom Festival.:
I’m a poet and a troublemaker, and I’ve sought and told many a fortune. Some call me a Renaissance woman, some call me crazy; I prefer the term gypsy. Roaming free through star-warmed mountains and dark-lit city streets is how I find my thorny bliss, and I won’t complain about a heavy pack or empty belly as long as wild winds scented with love or pine or soul-taut whispers are tickling my skin. While honing my gypsy skills, I’ve served as managing editor for Westcliffe Publishers, helped eco-magazine elephantjournal go national, worked for Martha Stewart, documented an illegal humanitarian aid mission to Cuba, and claimed a Guinness world record with Carmen Electra. I’ve got a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder, I’m a Notary Public for the fine state of Colorado, CPR and First Aid certified, and an ordained minister of the Universal Life Church. Once, I baked a wedding cake to serve 200 people, and it was damn good. Take the metaphorical peek inside my underwear drawer atnovapops.com.
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