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!!!
“The description is not the described;
I can describe the mountain,
but the description is not the mountain,
and if you are caught up in the description,
as most people are,
then you will never see the mountain.”
“At the end of the day faith is a funny thing.
It turns up when you don’t really expect it.
It’s like one day you realize that the fairy tale
may be slightly different than you dreamed.
The castle, well, it may not be a castle.
And it’s not so important happy ever after,
just that its happy right now.
See once in a while, once in a blue moon,
people will surprise you, and once in a while
people may even take your breath away.”
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other”
doesn’t make any sense.”
“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.”
Sir Edmund Hillary
“It was not that the jagged precipices
were lofty, that the encircling woods were
the dimmest shade, or that the waters were
profoundly deep; but that over all,
rocks, wood, and water, brooded the spirit of repose,
and the silent energy of nature stirred
the soul to its inmost depths.”
“I love the man that can smile in trouble,
that can gather strength from distress,
and grow brave by reflection. ‘
Tis the business of little minds to shrink,
but he whose heart is firm,
and whose conscience approves his conduct,
will pursue his principles unto death.”