Macro Life

Life is small, fragile, and yet bigger than each of us.  We are tiny on a landscape of vast openness, vulnerable to the world, the environment, each other and ourselves.  Although small in relativity, here is to the hope that we can be bigger than ourselves, greater than our fears, and open to the world of possibility that allow us to achieve better for each other.

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This is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Tiny

This photo was taken in Reykjavik, Iceland from the top of Hallgrimskirkja church.

In Another Life

Years go by, and we reflect on the past with hazy and editing vision.  Our past and where we lived becomes a refined memory where we clutch to the good, make life stories out of the bad, and are drawn to that place where we were from.  This photo was taken at the Harbor in Santa Barbara, California.

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This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgia

In Search of Trift

A weekend adventure begins with friends, plans formulated from scraps of information of an epic location, and the desire to find it.  A quest we shared; an exhaustive Alpine hike to the Trifthütte.  Having seen glaciers, rock falls, traversed landscapes and hanging bridges, we came home with great memories and some great photos to preserve the experience.  For more photos and a full description of the hike, visit our earlier post here.

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This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Quest

On the Edge of Gemmipass

High above Leukerbad, Switzerland at 2,314m, sits the hotel Wildstrubel twice connected to the town by cable car and a daunting cliff trail.  The trail climbs, at its steepest, approximately 700m in less than 3km.  The views are spectacular, and for those seeking a more breathtaking view, there is a Via Ferrata (roped traverse) along the cliff face.

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This is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Edge

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Mountain lakes are great reflecting pools and The Alps are littered with them.  Many have seen the quintessential Matterhorn viewed from Riffelsee, or the Schreckhorns (Grindelwald) from Bachalpsee, and maybe even Titlis from Trübsee.  Perhaps a lesser known destination in Switzerland is the area of Appenzell and the lake of Seealpsee. The view to Säntis is equally nice, but the view in September, with the fall colors appearing in the trees should not be missed.  For some more photos in this area, visit one of our other posts.

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This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Mirror