“There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.” ~George Byron
My surroundings~the pathless woods.
Never more beautiful than in fall…
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Thanks for visiting my surroundings!
If you’d like to join Jakesprinter’s Sunday Post, click here to go to his site and read all about it. There’s a great challenge every week for photographers, writers and more!
Two posts with one image! The theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge is “Near and Far”. Jake’s Water Dragon Sunday Post theme is: “Morning”. Today I decided to combine them.
This photo made me think of what mist on the moor might look like in Scotland or Ireland.
“I don’t ask for the meaning of the song of a bird or the rising of the sun on a misty morning. There they are, and they are beautiful.” ~Pete Hamill
“Misty Morning” *click for larger image*
“A misty morning does not signify a cloudy day.”~Proverb
This photo was taken from our hotel in Mackinaw City, looking across a bay and into the Straits of Mackinac. Mackinac Island is to the left of the photo and a 20 minute ride by ferry.
Mackinaw City is located at the south end of the Mackinac Bridge, at the northern tip of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. (see my post from last week). Despite the different spellings, both names (Mackinaw & Mackinac) are pronounced the same: “mack-in-aw”.
Compared to the slow pace of Mackinac Island, Mackinaw City is busy! Souvenir shops, restaurants, tee shirt shops, motels and pasty shops abound. Click here to find out about our yummy Michigan pastys…and the history behind them! Click here to find out more about Mackinaw City.
Which one creates the most anticipation, excitement or pleasure for you? Which is more important? Is it the journey or the destination?
I have to admit, when planning a trip, I often tend to focus on the destination. But many times I’ve been surprised and pleased, with the beauty and inspiration of the journey.
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination. ~Earl Nightingale The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination. ~Don Williams, Jr.
Today I share with you a gallery of photos from one of the most beautiful journeys I’ve ever experienced. This journey began at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, and took us close to Zion National Park. For a good portion of the time, we were on Route 89 in Arizona and Utah. This journey could definitely be a destination!
US HWY 89 ~GOING UP!
LOOKING SE FROM WHERE WE HAD DRIVEN.
NORTH RIM of Grand Canyon.
THE COLORADO RIVER GORGE RUNS DEEP!
Lovely CANYON WALLS….
GLEN CANYON DAM AT LAKE POWELL, AZ.
THE COOL BLUES OF LAKE POWELL.
LAKE POWELL AND SURROUNDING CANYONS.
STUNNING SIGN BACKGROUND!
AMAZING VISTAS ALONG US 89 THROUGH UTAH…
MOUNTAIN PEAK PEEKS ABOVE TERRAIN…!
ALMOST AT ZION! THE SILHOUETTES TELL THE STORY!
I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within. ~ Lillian Smith
Thanks for traveling with me on this amazing journey!
I tried to find this photo for the challenge and it turned up in my husband’s computer! So here’s my Friendship ll photo!
Though miles may lie between us, we’re never far apart, for friendship doesn’t count the miles, it’s measured by the heart. ~Rozina Hasham
At the beach with Gail on St. Simons Island, GA.
Good friends who don’t see each other often can pick up right where they left off the last time they met. They can talk all day about what they’ve missed in each other’s lives. But sometimes friends don’t need to talk at all. They often share the same thoughts and feelings anyway. Just sitting side by side, two good friends can enjoy each other’s company, the scenery, and searching for that elusive cormorant bobbing up and down in the waves of the St. Simons sound!!! 😉