“After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb”. – Nelson Mandela This photo was captured in November 2014 ascending a peak in the Condoriri Valley of Bolivia. After many many months of neglecting this blog, I decided to start it up again in honor of the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Ascend. Advertisements
Its been awhile since I’ve written in here. It is not that I don’t have anything to say it is that time has escaped me. Today, I’m back to give you a treat. The clouds above the Condoriri Valley of the High Andes in Bolivia. A place that I will never forget.
“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair”. – Kahil Gibran I wish I could be there right now, breathing in the fresh pure air with no distraction. Sometimes I just need to close my eyes and reflect on all the splendors of life. To express gratitude for all that has been given and all that has been received. It is a precious life. Thanks Alison for the inspiration.
“If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy”. – Dale Carnegie I reflected on this quote numerous times before in my mind. It is amazing how much fear can control us and fear of failure can lead us to give up without even trying. Perhaps for me, reaching the top of Kilimanjaro wasn’t exactly something I feared because deep down inside I knew I could do it. Yet honestly there […]
“Life your face to the sunshine and you cannot see any shadows” – Helen Keller These photos remind me of the beauty and light of the amazing world we live in. Taken in the Condoriri Valley last year in Bolivia, the photos fill me with joy and peace. I hope to get back to the mountains sometime soon. There are many mountains awaiting me to climb.
I caught a glimpse of the fading light The last bit of color from a fall’s delight The pale blue horizon and lackluster sky As the last lonely leaves fall before my eyes. What will I miss most of autumn’s retreat? Will it be the sound of crackling leaves beneath my feet? Or the whimsical tapestry of yellow, orange and red That will be left behind when the leaves are all dead. Will it be the sound […]
“Every day is a gift. That is why they call it the present” – unknown Every day is a gift waiting to be embraced. To rise to the morning sun To listen to a bird’s song To breathe in each breath with determination To never let go of hope and admiration Of what a beautiful world and life it can be As long as we do our best to follow our dreams.
I have never experienced utter peace and solitude until the moment I was above the clouds. To look down upon the earth, from my rocky perch of tranquility and see the endless whirls of pinkish-gold and white cotton candy clouds made me momentarily think of being in Heaven and taking in the view below. I sat there in awe and wonder, contemplating how it was possible for such surreal beauty to exist in a world full of so much […]
There is beauty in the air As the fading sun smiles upon my face For it is a fall day And the world is a magical place The leaves flutter and fall Gently down from the sky While the birds sing their last songs Before saying goodbye Is it the deep hues of orange and red That soften my heart Or the brilliant blue sky That surrenders me to start Dreaming of all that the future holds As each special […]