When your soul desires to be alone at sunrise
One must layer like the colorful sky
But with clothes to survive Alaska’s freezing mornings
And carry hot coffee in a thermos container.
Dutch Tuesday photo challenge
Cycles have a purpose.
Winter anesthetics growth to improvement circumstances.
Spring awakens growth to rehabilitative change.
Summer energizes growth to celebrate development.
Fall relaxes growth to release what hindered the improvement of circumstance, rehabilitation of change and the celebration of development.
Be ready, when the icebergs of circumstances begin to melt.
Shifting, flooding, crowding can prevent us from having a positive attitude towards growth.
May I not trip you from wanting to come and visit Alaska with the following images. Yes, its freezing cold on a windy, rainy, snowing day.
Your face and hands will turn red, like a cooked lobster, especially if you have a fair skin. Me, I just look a bit sunburn. Honestly, it will not matter, if you’re nuts about adventure.
The wild-er you are the more ground you’ll cover.
the enchanting beauty
will tease you
and dare you.
You will go,
if you like challenges
and you have the time.
Please, when visiting glaciers, don’t trip on the ice or slip. It will not bring any type of pleasure. It hasn’t happen to me, but it’s probably because I keep knocking on my head. 🙂 Which, I’m very thankful. Besides, it will take me twice as long as anyone else to get up since, I’m a teapot, short and stout.
on a more
be respectful to yourself, and
to those who came with you,
plus your surroundings.
Alaska is truly a dangerous wilderness where wild things sleep, eat and poop. With that said, watch your step. Especially where bears roam. In April, they are awake and hungry.
My desire is for these photos to not only astonish, but entice you to have your own adventurous trip in Alaska. I hope my words were crystal clear regarding safety in the great outdoors. Be careful this spring and summer, not just in Alaska, but in your own giant backyards.
My trip to Portage Glacier April 28, 2018 was short because of the weather, but it was intense because of the weather. I know, I wasn’t wearing the best shoes. I did have my hiking shoes in the trunk, but I wasn’t going far or for long. My husband waited in the car as I did my fifteen to twenty minutes explorations. It was way too cold for him to join me and my crazy love for nature.
Enjoy the beauty God created as you take time to hike, walk, ride, climb, cycle or swing on the porch. God bless.
🔷️A WILD CALL🔷️
I’d be gone
The Wild call
That my heart
But, not alone
BACK ON MARCH 30 – It was a beautiful sunny day in Anchorage, Alaska and all I wanted was to feel the sun’s warmth as the chilled air-cooled my face.
Believe me, on this day, this trail was busy with walkers, bikers and cross-country skiers. Oh, I almost forgot, also man’s best friend, doggies. It was safe, yet I remain alert.The peace and tranquility in the Alaska’s outdoors is addicting. I can’t ever get enough. On this day, I couldn’t wait to find a place to lose myself in. Mentally speaking.
The beauty this trail revealed created bubbles of happiness inside me. If I could have, I would have giggled as I twirled. I would have spun until the ground would have become unstable.
But, I didn’t.
I did feel drunk from the purest blue sky, that I thought I heard the spread out tree arms clap faster and faster as if to encourage me to go ahead spin and set my soul free.
Even though I only imagined, my soul did become filled with glee from the glimmering snow. I felt very much like a child as I roamed, photograph and dreamed by myself, but never once did I feel alone.
I hope you enjoyed this place like I did.
🔹️BE LIKE A WINTER FLOWING RIVER🔹️
As long as water is able to move or come from a hot spring in harsh winter, it will not freeze solid and will serve its purpose for the elements and the wild life.
When I’m set with only my options and there’s no carrying warmth in my heart for change, my thinking becomes frozen.
I will then be a person, who no one will want to come and spend time with me.
As long as I keep my thoughts like a river, trickling during harsh, cold relationships, I’m more incline to be patient, kind and compassionate even when I don’t see eye to eye on the subject.
Respecting the differences of others helps me move on with peace
Is it easy? No, not really. But I care and love the individual too much to freeze over and keep them out of my life and heart.
Love leaves a part in my heart open for heavenly reflection on how to treat others.
For, I too want to be treated respectfully when others don’t see or agree with my thoughts or ways.
Life is harsh, but I don’t have to allow living this life to make me harsh. I do have a choice. With God’s grace and mercy my river of love keeps flowing.
Fix your thoughts on what is true and good and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely, and dwell on the fine, good things in others. Think about all you can praise God for and be glad about.
TLB Philippians 4:8
IN GOD’S HANDS
Solitude hears the heart
Cry without a voice
Pain released lifts the soul
Blessed Healing returns
Clarity and thought regained
Time to breath and move on
What is it about being out in nature at the end of a day which quiets the noise in my head, calms my rushing heart and peace reaches my soul?
Is it because in the end is when I realized that I was grateful that today turned out better than I had hoped?
Or is it because I came to my senses and accepted the fact that I can’t control what isn’t of me?
Maybe, it could possibly be both. 😊