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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Places


" Life is like a hike.....it has lots of exhilarating ups and challenging downs, confusing crossing trails, rugged and windy steep terrains; but most of all, it is filled with beautiful, inspiring and wonderful scenic turns!" - Betchai
Harding Icefield, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska
Whenever I am out, I feel that the grandeur of nature invites a prayer of thankfulness for God's majestic gift to all of us. I find that nature is not only healing, not only relaxing, not only rejuvenating, but is also one great teacher. Some of the most beautiful places on Earth, some of the oldest living creatures are those which have surpassed the harshest tests in time. We may be going difficult challenges in our lives, we may forget temporarily that there is a beautiful reason for everything, but each time we come out from the test, we are so filled with JOY for God to have directed us the way, and not us leading the way! 

Here are some of the places, which brought tears, inspiration, prayer of thankfulness, prayer of surrender, indescribable happiness, that God wonderfully is in control.
Matanuska Glacier, Alaska
 Channel Islands National Park, CA
McWay Falls, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur, CA
South Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Navajo-Queens Garden Loop Trail, Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
Death Valley National Park, Inyo County, CA
Half dome, Liberty Cap and Nevada Fall, John Muir Trail, Yosemite National Park, CA
Mono Lake South Tufa State Reserve, Lee Vining, CA
Antelope Canyon, Page, AZ
Arches National Park, UT
Canyonlands National Park, UT
Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
Harding Icefield, Kenai Fjords National Park, AK
The indescribable feeling whenever I hike can best be summarized by these words of John Muir below, 

"I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in." ~ naturalist John Muir, 1913.


7 comments:

  1. Each of these places that you've traveled offer unique, and special beauty of its own. So many blessings from the Father above, and from the Mother earth!

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  2. We have been in 6 of these places and would like to try Alaska once. Who nows?

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  3. Jaime Leon RodriguezFebruary 21, 2012 at 9:28 PM

    Awesome pics Elizabeth! I like your quote on John Muir's words.

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  4. whew! can't get enough of these "beautiful beyond words" places. God is an awesome artist of nature!

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  5. awwww one word "wonderwoman"...

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  6. I haven't been to any of these places, but after seeing these places through your blogs and your photos, it feels like I been there already.

    Thanks for sharing Beth !

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