✝️ Psalm 27:13-14 // It’s funny how we discount ourselves // Like God messed up // SD, CA //
ALFRED TENNYSON, LORD TENNYSON The Eagle HE clasps the crag with crooked hands; Close to the sun in lonely lands, Ringed with the azure world, he stands. The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls; He watches from his mountain walls, And like a thunderbolt he falls.
Tonight from Soledad #lajolla #mtsoledad #sandiego
Lil chipmunk at Bryce
When clearing your phone for future transfer to new phone, you find something worthy of a #tbt “Ringed with the azure world...”
I was late to this burn, because nothing lasts forever. This is Beacon’s Beach, a place my mom loved to go. We would walk on the sands below the cliff-perched houses and she would comment on impermanence. She said she had friends who had their houses “chained to bedrock,” a temporary fix against the inevitable. Unfortunately there indeed was a collapse earlier this year on this same beachfront. I’m ashamed to admit that there were times when my mom was struggling the most that I walked with her on this beach and had lamentable fantasies of the cliff side collapsing on the both of us, taking us from our current and future sufferings. I can confidently say these were some of the darkest moments of my life. Looking back, I can safely say that I’m glad that it didn’t happen, but in the moment the temptation is to avoid suffering, at all costs. When my mom was on hospice, the day before she passed, I had a tremendous sense of peace settle upon me. I can’t explain it other
This is what amateur hour looks like. This is NOT a real photo. It’s a (amateurish) composite of 2 photos. One is from near Mt. Laguna (stars) and the other from Lost Lake near Mt Hood. Because I couldn’t get a REAL astro shot at Hood, I tried this composite. I have never learned any editing skills and I only have a free editing program, so this is literally my first ever composition of two different sites. I have a long way to go, but I started at the bottom, and now I’m slightly above the bottom. Thanks to @walasavagephoto for the suggestion of Lost Lake! Great hike around the lake if you’re into that sort of thing. #mthood #lostlake #milkywaychasers
If you zoom in, you may actually see the falls in McWay Falls. Tag your travel buddy @ nobody