“This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn, and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.” John Muir
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” ~ The apostle Paul from his letter to the Philippians ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ These verses have come to mind repeatedly these last couple of months. There is a lot of pain and brokenness in this broken world, but it is not my job to dwell on it or stand in solidarity with others in their brokenness or dwelling on my own. How does that effect change? It doesn’t. We can each choose to be a bit of beauty and light in the lives of those around us, not by focusing on their hurt, but by focusing on what is said above. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #effectchange#chooseyourcharacter#livepurposefully#intention#intentionalliving#lifesimplified#relationshipsmatter#breatheoutside#breathedeepthisfleetinglife#redberries#wildberries#wherebeautygrows#naturephotography#naturesbeauty#philippians4#powerfulquotes
Now Discovering the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in California, USA, with @simonneedhamphotography.
The Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks is the consolidated management structure for Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park in California. The two parks have been jointly administered since 1943. They have a combined size of 1,353 square miles. #thediscoverer#nowdiscovering
It was cold and dark, my feet were sore from exploring the area for over 12 hours, I had been doing push-ups and shadow boxing to stay warm but my clothes were wet from laying in the snow to get some unique photos.
I’ll never forget the way the landscape was softly lit from the glow of the moon. I watched the clouds start to sweep over the sky from an oncoming storm and right then, a faint shooting star streaked across the sky.
These are the moments that make me realize that all of the hard work is worth it, the moments that make me feel alive!
Shortly after this photo the storm rolled in, so I packed up my bag and hiked for a few hours through the desert back to my van... with a smile on my face the entire way! #nightphotography#passion#sonya7sii#arizona