What a joy to participate with THE ADVENTURE™ and create a Mount Rainier Photo Safari! As the host city of Landmark’s Team, Management, and Leadership Program we had nearly 900 team members join us from all over North America and we had ladies from Boston, Florida, Washington DC, San Diego, and Indiana along on this wonderful safari. Amazing!
The forecast was for thunder storms, and we got off to a late start … neither deterred us, nor impacted the magnificence of Mount Rainier’s beauty!! The photo conditions, well … those were WAAAAAAAAAAY less than ideal. My Sony Alpha 380 got pushed to her limits and my post processing skills put to good use. :o)
Here are the best images from the safari … they barely scratch the surface of what the eyes saw and go no where near the magic of the bonds we formed as we spent the day and sunset together in nature!!!
Love to Michele, Gloria, Lily, Sarah, Laura, and Mary … thank you for your lovely company and the honor of sharing the fabulous Pacific Northwest!!!
“Deep violets, you liken to
The kindest eyes that look on you,
Without a thought disloyal.”
E. B. Browning
“Thought is the blossom,
language the bud,
action the fruit behind it.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Just living is not enough,”
said the butterfly.
“One must have sunshine,
freedom and a little flower.”
Hans Christian Andersen
“Daffodils that come before the swallow dares,
and takes the winds of March with beauty.”
“A woman who could always love would never grow old; and the love of mother and wife would often give or preserve many charms if it were not too often combined with parental and conjugal anger. There remains in the face of women who are naturally serene and peaceful, and of those rendered so by religion, an after-spring, and later an after-summer, the reflex of their most beautiful bloom.”
Jean Paul Richter
So hard to believe this autumn bud was just captured a little over a month ago… it will always remind me of the transformative weekend in my hometown of Portland, OR, where I took another powerful step toward creating inner peace and being love.
@ Portland Rose Garden
“The mark of your ignorance is
the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy.
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world,
the master calls a butterfly.”
“Buttercups and daisies,
Oh, the pretty flowers;
Coming ere the Springtime
To tell of sunny hours.”
“No creature is fully itself till it is,
like the dandelion, opened in the bloom
of pure relationship to the sun,
the entire living cosmos.”
“In front of me,
I see the jungle burning; behind me,
I see green plants sprouting.
We shall merge into the One
from whom we came.”
Sri Guru Granth Sahib