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Friday, October 12, 2012

A Little Emerson, Lake, and Calmer...

"It is not length of life, but depth..." Emerson


Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. 

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. 

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. 

Always do what you are afraid to do. 

A great man is always willing to be little. 

For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. 

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself. 


and Calmer...


  1. Love your light touch with post-processing & HDR. What camera do you use?

  2. Nice job on the photos. And yep, I'm an old Emerson, Lake & Palmer fan from waaaaay back......:))

  3. Haven't read that poem in a long time and it was just what I needed today.

    The pictures are beautiful as usual but it's the poem that really hit home today!

  4. Great photos today, especially the last one. You should have plenty of time for that soon!

  5. Never said any better... just... Windier ;)

  6. My words to live by for over 30 years are the Emerson line, "Though we may travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we will find it not."

    I have a calligraphy wall hanging with that saying on it and it has hung everywhere I've lived. Somehow, it just seems most apropos in the 5th wheel.

    Great blog, as usual. Also, we're ELP fan. We saw them in concert in Portland, Oregon a long time ago.


  7. Great shots and quotes. I love that rusty ole truck and it looks ready to tow.

  8. Emerson was a smart guy. His words help keep us in focus.

  9. Himark this is ojo. I really like the pic of the car. Where IS that car anyway?

  10. Kib Explores,
    Glad to hear that. thanks

    No HDR... just a canon digital elf and a sharp SLR

    Thank you. ELP date's us, eh?

    It is poetic, but then it is Emerson... Wielding words in a most insightful, incisive, and impressive way.

    Jim and Gayle,
    I like the last one too :) a couple things to "curl up to."

    CowBoy Brian,
    Brevity is the soul of wit... or so I'm told.

    Travel Bug,
    Yeah, I like that one. It belongs in an RV, for sure.

    Rusted to perfection, just like me :))

    Need a little Emerson, Lake and Calmer every damn day.

    Thanks for commenting, oh great nephew. :))
    That rusty old panel truck is in Springdale, Utah... right outside Zion National Park. Take care, buddy.

  11. Big Sky and Ivan Doig.... Not a prolific writer, but I'm always on the lookout for his latest work. There is a sense of place in his books. He knows Montana.

  12. Looks like a perfect day to me!
    Excellent photos.

  13. Barbara and Rom,
    Thank you!!!

    Wandrin Lloyd,
    Yes... and you would have a Scotch in that photo instead of beer. Nothing like reading under the influence :))

    George and Suzie,
    Thanks. It's still snowing outside as I type this... nothing sticking this low yet. But the mountains, when I can see them, are getting dumped on.
    thanks for commenting,


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