“Wisdom for the New Year”

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.”

“In loving one another through our works, we bring an increase in grace and a growth in divine love.”

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”

“Yesterday is gone.  Tomorrow has not yet come.  Let us begin.”  ~~ Mother Teresa aka St. Teresa of Calcutta

Happy New Year!

May you have a year filled with renewed hope and good health.

Leave a comment

“Thanksgiving Gratitude”

I am grateful for the opportunity to have experienced this majestic, mysterious and unique landscape called “Mystery Valley” more than once.  Each time it is both peaceful and a special blessing to stand on and behold this land.  With “Thanksgiving” this week, I am also grateful for the majestic and mysterious experience that we call our life journey.  Each day we have the unique opportunity to navigate and explore our own emotions and  ways to respond as we greet the challenge of all new experiences.  To all who read this blog, I wish you peace and special blessings as you stand firm and behold your sacred journey to be, to live, to experience joy.  Happy Thanksgiving, 2017!

 “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, 

we must carry it with us or we find it not.”  ~~ Ralph Waldo Emmerson

Leave a comment

“Hunt’s Mesa”

One experiences great vastness on top of Hunt’s Mesa overlooking Monument Valley…

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”  ~~ Nelson Mandela

“You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goal.” 

~~ Booker T. Washington

Leave a comment

“Canyon X”

Slot Canyons in Paige, Arizona…

“… a place where I still could get lost;

a world in which solitude seemed magical, not lonely;

a labyrinth so huge and complex 

that it makes a mockery of my ambitions to dent it.”  ~~ D. Roberts 

 

“Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth,

are never alone or weary of life.”  ~~ Rachel Carson

Leave a comment

“Portrait”

The featured photograph above is me on top of Hunt’s Mesa in Monument Valley for sunrise.  A special “thank you” to Frank Comisar from Scenic Aperture for taking this photograph of me — doing what I love and being on sacred land!

Below is my special group of photography friends…Bobbie Baird and Ken Fox…with our leader Frank Comisar.  We are quite the group who love the quest of adventure through photography.  I am blessed to know these special people and privileged to call them friends.   I treasure our photo excursions together that are filled with much laughter, banter, love of the land and learning.

 

Enjoy my posts from our latest photography excursion to Hunt’s Mesa (an overnight camping trip) and Mystery Valley in Monument Valley, Valley of the  Gods in Mexican Hat, a re-visit to the slot canyons and Horseshoe Bend in Arizona and then another overnight camping trip to White Pocket in Utah.  My next blog posts will also include photographs from this trip.  Again, enjoy!

Leave a comment