perseverance.

July 12, 2017 § 2 Comments

“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.”Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
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Near Phantom ranch
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“It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we must do what is required.” – Winston Churchill
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Phantom Ranch
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“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.”Marie Curie
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“Life, Stormy says, is not about how fast you run or even with what degree of grace. It’s about perseverance, about staying on your feet and slogging forward no matter what.”
Dean Koontz
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Hiking towards Phantom ranch
Hiking towards Phantom ranch
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“Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.”Julie Andrews Edwards
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Phantom Ranch

http://grandcanyonhistory.clas.asu.edu/sites_coloradorivercorridor_phantomranch.html

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“Deep down within the heart there is a stillness which is healing, a trust in the universal laws which is unwavering, and a strength which is rock-like. But because it is so deep we need both patience and perseverance when digging for it.”Paul Brunton
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literature.

February 8, 2014 § Leave a comment

“What has literature taught me about love? Literature (along with experience) has taught me that love means different things at different points in our lives, and that often as we get older we gravitate toward the quieter, kinder plotlines, and find them to be richer than we had originally understood them to be.” – Ann Patchett

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Attic bedroom with bookshelves

Loft bedroom with bookshelves

http://www.dickoatts.com/reading-spaces-integrated-in-every-corner-of-the-house/desk-lamp-white-mattress-wooden-bookshelves/

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“I had an epiphany of my own, and realized that I have always been my own problem. That I have always been more in love with my fantasies of the women I was with, and not with the beautiful and complicated human beings they actually were. That true love demands a ruthless self-honesty and true empathy, it asks us to look beyond our own neuroses so we can truly see the people we love. Literature offers us brutal epiphanies into our own hearts, and always in ways that are transformational.” – Chris Abani

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built-in-bookshelves-and-storage

built-in-bookshelves-and-storage

http://www.naturalbuildingblog.com/built-in-shelving/

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“Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. Without books, the development of civilization would have been impossible. They are engines of change (as the poet said), windows on the world and lighthouses erected in the sea of time. They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print. – Barbara w. Tuchman

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Home office

Home office

http://jsdpn.com/built-in-book-cases-looks-excellent-for-your-family-rooms/amusing-built-in-book-cases-with-rattan-sofa-area-rug-white-oversize-office-table-with-black-chairs-white-windows-frames-wall-art-gallery-flower-vase/

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“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”  – F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Road.

November 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

“In the hero stories, the call to go on a journey takes the form of a loss, an error, a wound, an unexplainable longing, or a sense of a mission. When any of these happens to us, we are being summoned to make a transition. It will always mean leaving something behind,…The paradox here is that loss is a path to gain.” – David Richo

 

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St. Joe River at Red Ives

http://www.fs.usda.gov/ipnf

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“Your journey has molded you for your greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don’t think you’ve lost time. There is no short-cutting to life. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time.” – Asha Tyson

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Clearwater National Forest

http://sierraclub.typepad.com/scrapbook/2011/04/idahoans-fight-mega-load-truck-route-through-wild-scenic-corridor.html

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“It’s not so much the journey that’s important; as is the way that we treat those we encounter and those around us, along the way” – Jeremy Aldana

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Clearwater National Forest Moonrise

http://www.flickr.com/groups/absolutelystunningscapes/discuss/72157617907067222/

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“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin

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Clarity.

September 17, 2012 § Leave a comment

“Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty. It expands through successive stages of the beautiful to values as yet uncaptured by language.”  – Aldo Leopold, “A Sand County Almanac”

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Rio_Grande_National_Forest

http://middleager.com/?m=201010

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“One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am – a reluctant enthusiast….a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards.”  – Edward Abbey

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Morning in the Rio Grande National Forest.

http://www.widerange.org/photo/summit-pass-sunrise-2/

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“To those devoid of imagination a blank place on the map is a useless waste; to others, the most valuable part.”  – Aldo Leopold

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conejos river platoro co

http://karlfmoffatt.blogspot.com/2010/06/forest-service-cabin-rentals-provide.html

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“The good life of any river may depend on the perception of its music; and the preservation of some music to perceive.” – Aldo Leopold

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Rio Grande River Headwaters

http://cubgovpubs.blogspot.com/2011/11/appeals-court-upholds-roadless-areas.html

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“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread. A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself.”  – Edward Abbey

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Rio Grande NF Fall

http://www.scenicusa.net/082611.html

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“Conservation is getting nowhere because it is incompatible with our Abrahamic concept of land. We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”  – Aldo Leopold

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Rio Grand NF Autumn

http://wilderness.org/article/conserving-roadless-areas

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“Benedicto: May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. May your rivers flow without end, meandering through pastoral valleys tinkling with bells, past temples and castles and poets towers into a dark primeval forest where tigers belch and monkeys howl, through miasmal and mysterious swamps and down into a desert of red rock, blue mesas, domes and pinnacles and grottos of endless stone, and down again into a deep vast ancient unknown chasm where bars of sunlight blaze on profiled cliffs, where deer walk across the white sand beaches, where storms come and go as lightning clangs upon the high crags, where something strange and more beautiful and more full of wonder than your deepest dreams waits for you — beyond that next turning of the canyon walls.”  – Edward Abbey

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Rio Grande National Forest Night Sky

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/photo-contest/2012/entries/146590/view/

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“High technology has done us one great service: It has retaught us the delight of performing simple and primordial tasks – chopping wood, building a fire, drawing water from a spring”  – Edward Abbey

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West of Trinidad CO

http://vurboffroad.com/blogs/hot-spot-south-fork-colorado/674/

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“There is a midsummer. There is a midwinter.  But there no mid-spring or mid-autumn.  These are seasons of constant change.  Like dawn and dusk they are periods of transition……they merge slowly, gradually.” – Edwin Way Teale, “Autumn Across America”

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Sunday January 15, 2012

January 15, 2012 § Leave a comment

Pancake Rock New Zealand

http://w0sd.com/new%20zealand/nz.htm

“We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.” – Anais Nin

 

Quote and nature du jour

December 2, 2011 § Leave a comment

“Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities… because it is the quality which guarantees all others.”  – Winston Churchill

Grand Canyon Sunset BY jafrisi Joe Frisina's Photo Gallery

http://www.etsy.com/listing/34986987/grand-canyon-sunset

Sunrise (8"x10" Grand Canyon South Rim Glossy print) BY MingoUnlimited

http://www.etsy.com/listing/83340041/sunrise-8×10-grand-canyon-south-rim

Grand Canyon at Sunset a Fine Art Photograph BY RandyNyhofPhotos Randy Nyhof Fine Art Photography and Imaging

http://www.etsy.com/listing/66095216/grand-canyon-at-sunset-a-fine-art

Comfort in the Woods

November 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

Woods November 25

November Woods by Z. D. Zulch

Z.D Zulch Artwork:

http://artworksbyzulch.com/

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