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December 31, 2013 § 2 Comments

“At the end of the day, it isn’t where I came from. Maybe home is somewhere I’m going and never have been before.”  – Warsan Shire

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Freel Peak Summit

Freel Peak Summit

http://www.summitpost.org/view-of-freel-peak-summit/86641

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“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.”  – Ann Landers

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Freel Peak from Heavenly

Freel Peak from Heavenly

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jensenl/visuals/album/2006/tahoe/

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“writing is like being in love. You never get better at it or learn more about it. The day you think you do is the day you lose it. Robert Frost called his work a lover’s quarrel with the world. It’s ongoing. It has neither a beginning nor an end. You don’t have to worry about learning things. The fire of one’s art burns all the impurities from the vessel that contains it.”  – James Lee Burke

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Maggies Peak

Maggies Peak

http://www.thebackcountry.net/bb/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2062

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“The great miraculous bell of translucent ice is suspended in mid-air.

It rings to announce endings and beginnings. And it rings because there is fresh promise and wonder in the skies.

Its clear tones resound in the placid silence of the winter day, and echo long into the silver-blue serenity of night.

The bell can only be seen at the turning of the year, when the days wind down into nothing, and get ready to march out again.

When you hear the bell, you feel a tug at your heart.

It is your immortal inspiration.”  – Vera Nazarian

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warmth.

December 30, 2013 § Leave a comment

“Surely everyone is aware of the divine pleasures which attend a wintry fireside; candles at four o’clock, warm hearthrugs, tea, a fair tea-maker, shutters closed, curtains flowing in ample draperies to the floor, whilst the wind and rain are raging audibly without.”

 

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Road near mt. waas

Road near mt. waas

https://southwestdesertlover.wordpress.com/tag/ancient-civilizations/

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“Music brings a warm glow to my vision, thawing mind and muscle from their endless wintering.”  – Haruki Murikami

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heal.

December 28, 2013 § Leave a comment

“A drop of love can heal an ocean of pain.”  – Chirag Tulsiani

 

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Huachuca's from Juniper Flats Road

Huachuca’s from Juniper Flats Road

http://bearcreekadventures.blogspot.com/2010/12/juniper-flats-near-bisbee-az-12-11-10.html

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“Love can remove fear and heal a broken heart, if it is allowed to enter.” – Ellen J. Barrier

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help.

December 27, 2013 § Leave a comment

“We change the world a little each day with our kindness.”  – Tom Giaquinto

 

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Mesa Verde snow

Mesa Verde snow

http://www.cowboysindians.com/Blog/December-2012/Mesa-Verda-Getaway/

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“It’s impossible to be involved in all situations, but there’s no excuse not to be involved in something, somewhere, somehow, with someone. Make an ounce of difference.”  –
Richelle E. Goodrich

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memory.

December 24, 2013 § Leave a comment

“Memory is like patches of sunlight in an overcast valley, shifting with the movement of the clouds. Now and then the light will fall on a particular point in time, illuminating it for a moment before the wind seals up the gap, and the world is in shadows again.”  – Tan Twan Eng

 

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Deer and Abajo mountains

Deer and Abajo mountains

http://www.sjrnews.com/pages/full_story/push?image-DECN-1-11-PoW-Muhlestein-jpg%20&id=17069131&instance=week_feature_photo

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“Memory is igneous more than ingenious, igneous, and like granite, intrusive, heaved up within oneself, the whole range of one’s life, mountains’ forbidding height looming over the plains where one lives, mountains formed by the life already lived, but toward which one is always walking, one’s own past ahead of him, seeking the improbable path already forged, this path back through oneself, this path we call the present tense, which becomes the continental divide when the tense shifts and the path is lost, path from which the walker emerges only to turn around and see the peaks pulled up by his feet, and the snowy pass, and alpine heights, where those stranded must sometime feed on themselves to survive, where sometimes, through the icy crust, the crocus blooms.”  – Dan Beachy-Quick

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near abajo mountains

near abajo mountains

http://boxcanyonblog.blogspot.com/2012/04/mine-eyes-have-sweet-tooth.html

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“Memory is the grid of meaning we impose on the random and bewildering flux of the world. Memory is the line we pay out behind us as we travel through time–it is the clue, like Ariadne’s, which means we do not lose our way. Memory is the lasso with which we capture the past and haul it from chaos towards us in nicely ordered sequences, like those of baroque keyboard music.”  – Angela Carter

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insane.

December 22, 2013 § Leave a comment

“Accepting that life is insane, that bad things happen to good people and that you can find the courage to be grateful for the good in every situation and still move forward is hard (even terrifying), but heroic.”  – Richie Norton

 

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Mojave

Mojave near Red Rock Canyon

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/2037549

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“Sanity is transmuting all the insane parts of your brain into a creative outlet.”  – Jaeda DeWalt

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Mojave desert

Mojave desert

http://lovely-pics.com/img-distant-thunder–mojave-desert–california-3031.htm

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“Genius and insanity are fraternal twins.” – Carl Henegan

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Joshua Tree NP

Joshua Tree NP

Deep in southeastern California, lies 790,000 acres of pristine wild lands. Joshua Tree National Park was originally designated a U.S. National Monument in 1936, Joshua Tree was finally declared a U.S. National Park in 1994..

http://blog.roadtrippers.com/a-nature-lovers-guide-to-joshua-tree-national-park/

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“In general, the more dysfunctional the family the more inappropriate their response to disclosure. Never expect a sane response from an insane system.”  – Renee Frederickson

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Mojave

Mojave

http://captainkimo.com/mojave-desert-mountain-during-winter/

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“Though we may never understand it, we are all part of something much larger than ourselves—something anchoring us to the spot we have mentally chosen. We sniff out the rules, through spiritual quests and the sciences. And with every new discovery, we grow more confused.

Our inability to connect what seems illogical to unite and to defy logic in our understanding keeps us from enlightenment. The artists and insane tiptoe around such insights, but lack the compassion to hand-feed these concepts to a blind world.

The interconnectedness of all things is not simply a pet phrase. It is a big “T” truth that the wise spend their lives attempting to grasp.”  – Christopher Hawk

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Southwest Christmas

December 21, 2013 § Leave a comment

Night in the Desert

Night in the Desert

https://www.etsy.com/listing/100293004/night-in-the-desert?ref=tre-2722887911-7

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“Out where the world is in the making,
Where fewer hearts in despair are aching,
That’s where the West begins”  – Arthur Chapman

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Christmas Cactus

Christmas Cactus

https://www.etsy.com/listing/87263534/christmas-cactus-8×10-fine-art?ref=tre-2722887911-2

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“Ultimately, I found my instincts mirrored in a line from Thoreau: ‘My needle…always settles between west and south-southwest. The future lies that way to me, and the earth seems more exhausted and richer on that side.”  – Phillip Connors

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Mountains in Winter Landscape Painting

Mountains in Winter Landscape Painting

https://www.etsy.com/listing/171527793/mountains-in-winter-landscape-painting?ref=tre-2722887911-13

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“For West is where we all plan to go some day. It is where you go when the land gives out and the old-field pines encroach. It is where you go when you get the letter saying: Flee, all is discovered……It is where you go to spend your old age. Or it is just where you go.”  – Rovert Penn Warren

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Southwest Christmas Etsy Treasury:

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/NzA0NjQyMHwyNzIyODg3OTEx/southwest-christmas?ref=pr_treasury

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