Above is an image of a boulder at Mirror Lake in Yosemite National Park. In the mist of waterfalls, rushing water, and steep mountains there lies this spot of tranquility. Once you get here you are struck by the beauty, the peace, and the tranquility of Mirror Lake. However, the road to Mirror Lake is a rugged, rocky path, with steep uphill and downhill paths. They have built a paved road which you can walk uphill to the area making it easier. What so often we find is places of Tranquility are surrounded by rugged roads that have to be traveled to get there. It is only thru this journey that we appreciate the calm and tranquil even more. If you find yourself on a rugged road in life, just remember somewhere on the road ahead is a place of Tranquility, for TRANQUILITY IS A RUGGED ROAD!
The Blog is taking a Break for 2 Weeks. After writing 2 Blogs a week since Febuary 2012, I am taking a short break from the twice a week Blog. It will return in 2 weeks at the end of May. All things need rest and rejuvenation, a chance to re-energize. It shall return very shortly. Until then think of your favorite take a Break Spot.
Above is an image of a Bird being struck by the First Light of day. The First Light is early in the morning when the Sun is rising to begin the day. It is a time when we all have the day ahead of us. It is a time we should be grateful we get to enjoy another day. A time we can begin anew. A time when we can put past mistakes behind us and move forward and start over. A time to forgive the past and heal the future. First Light always brings us hope of a new day.
Have you ever set out to accomplish a mission? It may be small or it may be grandiose, but you had your heart set on getting it done. Above is an image of a Red Wing Blackbird that I photographed the other week. One of my missions was to get a picture of a Red Wing Blackbird. They are quite common, so it was just a small mission. There was a great sense of accomplishment when I saw my mission come to an end. In life we face our personal missions everyday and often our missions keep us going, keep pushing us along in life, and not only teach us lessons, but allow us to meet the unexpected in life, thus creating new missions. When we say MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! life begins again.
The Great Heron stands motionless in the still water, WHOOSH, in a blink of an eye it reaches into the water to catch a fish swimming below (image above). GREAT CATCH! We too use that phrase Great Catch when describing a play in a sports game or when someone finds their life partner. It describes a significant moment that can turn a game or our life around. It happens quick, it only takes a moment, it can unsettle everything around it, and it changes the flow or course of life. Think of the Great Catches you experienced in your life and be aware it only takes a moment for a "GREAT CATCH!"