I’m participating in the online adventure travel magazine LetsBeWild.com’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggersThis week’s Challenge is: Peaceful!
There is nothing more peaceful than contemplating eternity. It really makes us feel lowly and humble when looking at the Earth and what surrounds us, and what’s above us.
This is the Constellation Orion and Sirius, his faithful dog.
Here is the North Star in Zion National Park. This is one of my favorites. It’s simply amazing that mariners have used this Star for millennia for navigation and modern outdoorsmen use it to orient themselves to keep from getting lost.
Also, here on Earth there are places that can take your breath away and contemplate your insignificance when you get troubled by the stress of life. For example:
This is from Gooseberry Mesa looking west at Pine Valley Mountain, a distance of roughly 30 miles. I can sit here for hours just contemplating life and getting away from it all.
Here is another place you can think about how small we really are. The world famous Grand Canyon. This was taken from a helicopter flying over the Canyon.
Then who can forget the peacefulness of a hot air balloon in flight.
These were taken at a balloon festival at Snowmass, Colorado. Enjoy!
I call this one “Reflections”. One of my absolute favorites.
Last, but surely not least:
I would love to be up in this balloon. It’s so quiet up there and talk about solitude and peaceful!