The Bodie pulpit, quotin' from a Psalm**, "Praise waiteth for thee O God in Zion," Hath me in mind of once hiking along Taylor Creek Trail — nature glorifyin'! ~ Camp Host Chad (**Psalm 65:1a, King James Version) More Zion: The Most Polite Park Zion Vacation Homestead
Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak. ~ Thomas Carlyle Happy Wednesday, Campers. Here's to those who persevere! (Especially when they feel burnt out, isolated, or are barely hanging on.)
Think about the photo before and after, never during. The secret is to take your time. You mustn't go too fast. The subject must forget about you. Then, however, you must be very quick. ~ Henri Cartier-Bresson I thought I knew the before and the after, but maybe I have them backwards? A picture is … Continue reading Before & After Insight
Yes, a four-part series of bird pictures. Take your pick of my responses: A. I'm sorry. B. You're welcome. I've had this quote on my (bird) brain as I looked these photos over: Put a bird on it. ~ Portlandia I'm not a fan of hipsters, but that sketch is hilarious. Look it up yourself. … Continue reading Four, the Birds: Birds, Plain. Bird? Plane?
"When life hands us lemons, children, what do we do?" All together: "Make lemonade!" "And when God closes a door?" <crickets> "Anyone?" <crickets> "Chad, you know this. Think of windows!" Chad: "...we make window-ade?" <giggling> Chad: "Am I close?" "Sorry, no. Think of what opens." Chad: "...we make window shades?" <sigh> "No. Anyone else?" … Continue reading Roadside Art: Stained Glass Windows
I find that it's best to take one step at a time and cross each bridge as they come to you. ~ Michael Stuhlbarg I hear you, Michael. You're talking about getting your steps in for the day, right? Which would you choose: Stairs? Bridges? Stair bridges? Sorry, I'm tired. I wish I could take … Continue reading Bridge or Stairs?
Truman Burbank: Good morning, and in case I don't see ya, good afternoon, good evening and goodnight. ~ Andrew Niccol, The Truman Show Greetings, courtesy of Truman Burbank, from the canyons of Zion National Park and Campfire Tales to you! Other Zion posts you might like: The ZBGC Triangle Zion Vacation Homestead
Some days are diamonds, some days are stones Sometimes the hard times won't leave me alone Sometimes a cold wind blows a chill in my bones Some days are diamonds, some days are stones ~ John Denver, Some Days are Diamonds Surf comes in. Surf goes out. Surf in, surf out. Surf in, surf out. … Continue reading Amelia Pleads the Fifth
Our ability to travel is a privilege. But it is also a choice. Money is time. Where do we spend our time? Wilderness is not my leisure or my recreation. It is my sanity. ~ Terry Tempest Williams, The Hour of Land Here is the beginning of my day. I try to spend a minute … Continue reading Sanity & Thankfulness
Quite by coincidence, I stopped to admire a statue this afternoon: While I've driven past that statue/corner many times before, today I decided to stroll by and read the signs and found out it is not a tribute to some male surfer. Amelia Earhart! In North Hollywood! I thought, "That would be a great post … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2019: Amelia Earhart