Health.

March 31, 2013 § Leave a comment

“The First wealth is health.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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Coyote Peak

Coyote Peak

http://www.summitpost.org/coyote-peak/375489

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“Meditation is the ultimate mobile device; you can use it anywhere, anytime, unobtrusively.” – Sharon Salzberg

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Coyote Peak AZ

Coyote Peak AZ

http://www.summitpost.org/coyote-peak-arizona/375490

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“Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend.” – Lao Tzu

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Spring Whites.

March 30, 2013 § Leave a comment

Snow Drops 11X14 Flower Print Green Heart White Flower Galanthus Atkinsii Woodland Flower Forest Heart Flower

Snow Drops 11X14 Flower Print Green Heart White Flower Galanthus Atkinsii Woodland Flower Forest Heart Flower

https://www.etsy.com/listing/93848791/snow-drops-11×14-flower-print-green?ref=tre-2724213940-2

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Baby's Breath in Turquoise Vase Photograph, White Wall Decor, Flower Photographs, White Flowers Still Life

Baby’s Breath in Turquoise Vase Photograph, White Wall Decor, Flower Photographs, White Flowers Still Life

https://www.etsy.com/listing/126901706/babys-breath-in-turquoise-vase?ref=tre-2724213940-5

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Flower Photography - 8 x 10 Photograph - Home - Office Decor - White Flowers - Flower Photographs

Flower Photography – 8 x 10 Photograph – Home – Office Decor – White Flowers – Flower Photographs

https://www.etsy.com/listing/105546634/flower-photography-8-x-10-photograph?ref=tre-2724213940-11

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Spring - White Flower Buds - White Flower Blossoms - Bradford Pear Tree - Fine Art Photograph by Kelly Warren

Spring – White Flower Buds – White Flower Blossoms – Bradford Pear Tree – Fine Art Photograph by Kelly Warren

https://www.etsy.com/listing/70328315/spring-white-flower-buds-white-flower?ref=tre-2724213940-13

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Spring Whites: EcoChic Vintage Jewelry  Etsy Treasury

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/NzA0NjQyMHwyNzI0MjEzOTQw/spring-whites-ecochic-vintage-jewelry

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Humanity II

March 30, 2013 § Leave a comment

“The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.”  – Meryl Streep

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Bill Williams Mountain

Bill Williams Mountain

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/38362317

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“Everyone is in such a hurry. People haven’t found meaning in their lives, so they’re running all the time looking for it. They think the next car, the next house, the next job. Then they find those things are empty, too, and they keep running. Once you start running, it’s hard to slow yourself down.”  – Mitch Albom

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Bill Williams Mountain

Bill Williams Mountain

http://www.summitpost.org/bill-williams-mountain/150882

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“My music is the spiritual expression of what I am — my faith, my knowledge, my being…When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something really good for people, to help humanity free itself from its hangups…I want to speak to their souls.”  – John Coltrane

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Bill Williams Mountain

Bill Williams Mountain

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/37884385

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“Compassion is the chief law of human existence.”  –  Fyodor Dostovesky

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Humanity.

March 29, 2013 § Leave a comment

“We are all ordinary. We are all boring. We are all spectacular. We are all shy. We are all bold. We are all heroes. We are all helpless. It just depends on the day.” – Brad Meltzer

 

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South Pahroc Range

South Pahroc Range

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/71085339

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“A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most.” – George Bernard Shaw

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South of South Pahroc Range

South of South Pahroc Range

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/71121998

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“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.” – Albert Camus

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Pause.

March 28, 2013 § Leave a comment

“Never make the mistake of thinking you are alone — or inconsequential. Ignorance is voluntary and confusion is temporary. You see the world as-is, which is more than can be said for the vast populace.” – Rebecca McKinsey

 

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Mount Tipton

Mount Tipton

http://www.basinandrangewatch.org/MtTipton.html

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“Since nothing is absolute
There is no absolute silence,
Only an appearance
Of temporary peace.” – Dejan Stojanovic

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Near Mt. Tipton

Near Mt. Tipton

http://www.azwild.org/newsletter/2003_03_wildwatch.shtml

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“Human freedom involves our capacity to pause between the stimulus and response and, in that pause, to choose the one response toward which we wish to throw our weight. The capacity to create ourselves, based upon this freedom, is inseparable from consciousness or self-awareness.” – Rollo May

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Wonder III

March 27, 2013 § Leave a comment

“Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.” ― Neil Armstrong

 

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New Peak

New Peak

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“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.” -John Muir, naturalist, explorer, and writer (1838-1914)

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New Peak

http://www.summitpost.org/new-peak-el-hijo/506070

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“Wonder is always difficult until you forgive whoever destroyed your love of surprises.”  –  Edmond Manning, King Perry

 

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Panamint Dunes

Panamint Dunes

http://www.summitpost.org/panamint-dunes/462687

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“The possibilities were endless. Battles would be fought. Wonders revealed. Many journeys. Many lands. Many joys. Many sorrows.

But stories all…”
― William Joyce, Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King

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Kraft Mountain

Kraft Mountain

http://www.summitpost.org/kraft-mountain-la-hija/506059

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“When you view your world exclusively through the lens of science, your prescription will never be strong enough.” – Jay Nichols

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Smith Mountain

Smith Mountain

http://www.summitpost.org/smith-mountain/683543

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“For thousands of years, it had been nature–and its supposed creator–that had had a monopoly on awe. It had been the icecaps, the deserts, the volcanoes and the glaciers that had given us a sense of finitude and limitation and had elicited a feeling in which fear and respect coagulated into a strangely pleasing feeling of humility, a feeling which the philosophers of the eighteenth century had famously termed the sublime.

But then had come a transformation to which we were still the heirs…. Over the course of the nineteenth century, the dominant catalyst for that feeling of the sublime had ceased to be nature. We were now deep in the era of the technological sublime, when awe could most powerfully be invoked not by forests or icebergs but by supercomputers, rockets and particle accelerators. We were now almost exclusively amazed by ourselves.” ― Alain de Botton, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

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Icebox Peak

Icebox Peak

http://www.summitpost.org/icebox-peak/408611

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“Until the longing came again, like the longing that you hear in the whistle of a train that is going far away. But the longing isn’t really in the whistle, the longing is in you—for the wonder and the loveliness that is in the world, and everywhere.” ― Meindert DeJong, The Little Cow and the Turtle

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sawtooth mountain

sawtooth mountain

http://www.summitpost.org/sawtooth-mountain/606124

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“The Himalayas are the crowning achievement of the Indo-Australian plate. India in the Oligocene crashed head on into Tibet, hit so hard that it not only folded and buckled the plate boundaries but also plowed into the newly created Tibetan plateau and drove the Himalayas five and a half miles into the sky. The mountains are in some trouble. India has not stopped pushing them, and they are still going up. Their height and volume are already so great they are beginning to melt in their in their own self-generated radioactive heat. When the climbers in 1953 planted their flags on the highest mountain, they set them in snow over the skeletons of creatures that had lived in a warm clear ocean that India, moving north, blanked out. Possibly as much as 20,000 feet below the sea floor, the skeletal remains had turned into rock. This one fact is a treatise in itself on the movements of the surface of the earth.

If by some fiat, I had to restrict all this writing to one sentence; this is the one I would choose: the summit of Mount Everest is marine limestone.” ― John McPhee, Annals of the Former World

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Wonder II.

March 26, 2013 § 3 Comments

 
“At moments of wonder, it is easy to avoid small thinking, to entertain thoughts that span the universe, that capture both thunder and tinkle, thick and thin, the near and the far.” – Yann Martel

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Woodchute Mountain

Woodchute Mountain

http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/showthread.php?49249-Woodchute-Mountain-(fire-damage)

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“At some point, one asks, “Toward what end is my life lived?” A great freedom comes from being able to answer that question. A sleeper can be decoyed out of bed by the sheer beauty of dawn on the open seas. Part of my job, as I see it, is to allow that to happen. Sleepers like me need at some point to rise and take their turn on morning watch for the sake of the planet, but also for their own sake, for the enrichment of their lives. From the deserts of Namibia to the razor-backed Himalayas, there are wonderful creatures that have roamed the Earth much longer than we, creatures that not only are worthy of our respect but could teach us about ourselves.” – Diane Ackerman

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Peloncillo Mountain

Peloncillo Mountain

http://www.summitpost.org/peloncillo-mountain/347693

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“…we should be remembered for the things we do. The things we do are the most important things of all. They are more important than what we say or what we look like. The things we do outlast our mortality. The things we do are like monuments that people build to honour heroes after they’ve died. They’re like the pyramids that the Egyptians built to honour the Pharaohs. Only instead of being made out of stone, they’re made out of the memories people have of you. That’s why your deeds are like your monuments. Built with memories instead of with stone.” – R. J. Palacio

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