Integrity.

September 30, 2012 § Leave a comment

 

“Lead your life so you wouldn’t be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip. ” – Will rogers

 

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Twin Lakes and the Sawtooth Range Toiyabe National Forest California

http://www.fuzzywaffle.com/showphoto.php?photo=27509&cat=503

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“In the end you should always do the right thing even if it’s hard.” – Nicholas Sparks

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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

http://www.california-blog.com/photos-information-places/tag/humboldt-toiyabe-national-forest-ca

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“Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.” – Spencer Johnson

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Sequoia National Forest

http://www.haunsgowest.com/2004/07/03/sequoia-national-forest-ca/

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“The truly scary thing about undiscovered lies is that they have a greater capacity to diminish us than exposed ones. ” – Cheryl Hughes

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Context.

September 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

 

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Two Medicine Valley

http://astro.uchicago.edu/home/web/ras/hiking/Glacier%20National%20Park/Day%202%20-%20Cobalt%20Lake/

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“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustav Flaubert

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Autumn on McDonald Creek in Glacier National Park

http://www.glacierparkphotos.com/lakes/autumn_on_mcdonald_creek.html

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“Set out from any point. They are all alike. They all lead to a point of departure.” – Antonio Portia

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Running Eagle Falls, near Two Medicine Lake

http://gtimagery.blogspot.com/2012/08/two-medicine-glacier-national-park.html

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“That roads are for journeys, ma’am, not destinations” – Margaret Landon

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Two Medicine Valley of Glacier

http://martinrichardmontana.com/2012/08/11/circumnavigating-the-park/

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“If Music is a Place — then Jazz is the City, Folk is the Wilderness, Rock is the Road, Classical is a Temple.” – Vera Nazarian

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Trail of the Cedars, Glacier National Park

http://www.daveshowalter.com/photo.php?id=42

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“If you have men who will only come if they know there is a good road, I don’t want them. I want men who will come if there is no road at all.” – David Livingstone

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McDonald Creek autumn

http://portfolios.chuckhaney.com/index.php#mi=2&pt=1&pi=10000&s=12&p=8&a=0&at=0

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“Well, I always know what I want. And when you know what you want–you go toward it. Sometimes you go very fast, and sometimes only an inch a year. Perhaps you feel happier when you go fast. I don’t know. I’ve forgotten the difference long ago, because it really doesn’t matter, so long as you move.” – Ayn Rand

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Two Medicine

http://www.alicehenderson.com/2008_07_01_archive.html

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“I will go anywhere, provided it be forward.” – David Livingstone

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glacier-snowshoe-hare

http://www.parkcamper.com/Glacier-National-Park/Glacier-Frequently-Asked-Questions.htm

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“You can build a future out of anything. A scrap, a flicker. The desire to go forward, slowly, one foot at a time.” – Lauren Oliver

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Teal the end of Autumn.

September 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

 

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Brown and Teal Artisan Necklace – Bohemian Jewelry by YaY Jewelry

http://www.etsy.com/listing/94889099/brown-and-teal-artisan-necklace-bohemian?ref=tre-2720799993-1

 

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Small Keychain Clutch – Brown and Teal – Made to Order

http://www.etsy.com/listing/77937149/small-keychain-clutch-brown-and-teal?ref=tre-2720799993-4

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Wooden Ring – Indian Rosewood with Teal Sand Inlay Bentwood Ring

http://www.etsy.com/listing/106480281/wooden-ring-indian-rosewood-with-teal?ref=tre-2720799993-10

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Teal the end of Autumn…..Etsy Treasury:

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTE0NjYzNjZ8MjcyMDc5OTk5Mw/teal-the-end-of-autumn?ref=af_own_favtreasury

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Path.

September 28, 2012 § 2 Comments

“Traveler, there is no path, the path must be forged as you walk.” – Antonio Machado

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Grand Canyon

http://www.outpostusa.org/GCSKaibab.html

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“All the different religions are really like different paths leading to the same goal. So there is no question of prescribing any rigid set of principles or practices. Everyone has got the right to follow his own path and approach God in his own way.” – Kedar Nath Tiwari

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Rock tunnel on Bright Angel Trail

http://fritzdooley.com/canyonpictures/grandcanyonphotos_bat/bright_angel_trail_010.html

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“His way isn’t the same as mine, nor mine as his. But we’re both in search of our destinies, and I respect him for that.” – Paul Coelho, “The Alchemist”

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GC Bright Angel Trail.

http://www.exploring-arizona.com/exploring-arizona-a-fresh-look/parks/grand-canyon/

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“The difference between a path and a road is not only the obvious one. A path is little more than a habit that comes with knowledge of a place. It is a sort of ritual of familiarity. As a form, it is a form of contact with a known landscape. It is not destructive. It is the perfect adaptation, through experience and familiarity, of movement to place; it obeys the natural contours; such obstacles as it meets it goes around.” – Wendell Berry

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South Kaibab Trail

http://www.outpostusa.org/GCSKaibab.html

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“I don’t know whether you can look at your past and find, woven like the hidden symbols on a treasure map, the path that will point to your final destination.” – Jodi Picoult

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Nankoweap Trail GC

http://www.flickriver.com/photos/tags/inthecanyon/interesting/

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“One’s options in this world are as vast as the horizon, which is technically a circle and thus infinitely broad. Yet we must choose each step we take with utmost caution, for the footprints we leave behind are as important as the path we will follow. They’re part of the same journey — our story.” – Lori R. Lopez

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Hiker on the South Kaibab Trail

http://markjohnson.photoshelter.com/image/I0000BagDAj7cZvQ

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“The path of peace is not a passive journey. It takes incredible strength not to open a can of ‘whoop-ass’, justifiably, when ones button is pushed.” – T.F. Hodge

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Nankoweap Trail – Approaching the Colorado River

http://www.fotopedia.com/items/flickr-2036513204

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“The best teachers have showed me that things have to be done bit by bit. Nothing that means anything happens quickly–we only think it does. The motion of drawing back a bow and sending an arrow straight into a target takes only a split second, but it is a skill many years in the making. So it is with a life, anyone’s life. I may list things that might be described as my accomplishments in these few pages, but they are only shadows of the larger truth, fragments separated from the whole cycle of becoming. And if I can tell an old-time story now about a man who is walking about, waudjoset ndatlokugan, a forest lodge man, alesakamigwi udlagwedewugan, it is because I spent many years walking about myself, listening to voices that came not just from the people but from animals and trees and stones.” – Joseph Bruchac

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Kaibab Trail in Grand Canyon National Park

http://library.byways.org/assets/74320

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“But when you’re in front of an audience and you make them laugh at a new idea, you’re guiding the whole being for the moment. No one is ever more him/herself than when they really laugh. Their defenses are down. It’s very Zen-like, that moment. They are completely open, completely themselves when that message hits the brain and the laugh begins. That’s when new ideas can be implanted. If a new idea slips in at that moment, it has a chance to grow.” – George Carlin

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GrandCanyon

http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/magnificent-grand-canyon-17

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“You never know what’s around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.” – Tom Hiddleston

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Swallowtail Butterfly, Hermit Canyon

http://www.jonlaynephotography.com/national_park_pages_01/grand_canyon_pages01/0019%20swallowtail_grand_canyon.html

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“There are no wrong turnings. Only paths we had not known we were meant to walk.” – Guy Gavriel Kay

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Bottom of the Grand Canyon

http://zuill.us/andreablog/2008/06/09/rim-to-rim-the-grand-canyon/

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“In the mid–path of my life, I woke to find myself in a dark wood,’ writes Dante, in The Divine Comedy, beginning a quest that will lead to transformation and redemption. A journey through the dark of the woods is a motif common to fairy tales: young heroes set off through the perilous forest in order to reach their destiny, or they find themselves abandoned there, cast off and left for dead. The road is long and treacherous, prowled by wolves, ghosts, and wizards — but helpers also appear along the way, good fairies and animal guides, often cloaked in unlikely disguises. The hero’s task is to tell friend from foe, and to keep walking steadily onward.” – Teri Windling

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“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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Spirit.

September 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

“Every single human soul has more meaning and value than the whole of history.” – Nikolai Berdyaev

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Mail Boxes along US-191

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/60378406

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“Your soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself. If you do, it will take you where you need to go, but more important it will teach you a kindness of rhythm in your journey.” – John O’Donohue

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Route 163

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/52794762

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“Inside us there is something that has no name, that something is what we are.” – Jose Saramago

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Sunrise on U. S. 191

http://richardbarron.net/traveller/page/13/

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“Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens.”  – Carlos Ruiz Zafon’

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Catalyst.

September 27, 2012 § Leave a comment

“Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.” – Ovid

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Doorways Chaco Canyon

http://www.flickriver.com/photos/eddie_tk/sets/72157613495200277/

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“To be a jazz freedom fighter is to attempt to galvanize and energize world-weary people into forms of organization with accountable leadership that promote critical exchange and broad reflection. The interplay of individuality and unity is not one of uniformity and unanimity imposed from above but rather of conflict among diverse groupings that reach a dynamic consensus subject to questioning and criticism. As with a soloist in a jazz quartet, quintet or band, individuality is promoted in order to sustain and increase the creative tension with the group–a tension that yields higher levels of performance to achieve the aim of the collective project.” ― Cornel West

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Doors Pueblo Bonito Chaco

http://www.leesmallfineart.com/

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“The power of a bold idea uttered publicly in defiance of dominant opinion cannot be easily measured. Those special people who speak out in such a way as to shake up not only the self-assurance of their enemies, but the complacency of their friends, are precious catalysts for change.” ― Howard Zinn

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Chaco sunset

http://philip.greenspun.com/images/pcd1631/chaco-sunset-18

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“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” ― Lao Tzu

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White light.

September 26, 2012 § 3 Comments

“When I set a glass prism on a windowsill and allow the sun to flood through it, a spectrum of colors dances on the floor. What we call “white” is a rainbow of colored rays packed into a small space. The prism sets them free. Love is the white light of emotion.”  – Diane Ackerman

 

 

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Pahrump Sunset

http://diane-j-m.blogspot.com/2012/04/pahrump-winery.html

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“Two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth; and second, the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead.”  – Carl von Clausewitz

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Charleston Peak from Carpenter Canyon Road

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Charleston_Peak_from_Carpenter_Canyon_Road_1.jpg

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“As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.”  – Mary AnneRadmacher

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Pahrump sunset

http://diane-j-m.blogspot.com/2012/04/pahrump-winery.html

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“It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but that you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it.”  – Arthur Conan Doyle

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Mount Charleston aerial

http://www.photos4u2c.net/2011/04/24/mount-charleston-nevada/

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“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”  – Brene Brown

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Mount charleston from Pahrump

http://davidandrose.com/2012/01/24/snow-dusts-mount-charleston-on-spring-mountain-range-nevada/

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“Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark. Begin at the beginning. Tell Gregory a story. Make some light.”  – Kate DiCamillo

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