35 comments on “Destiny

  1. aFrankAngle says:

    Blues, reds, and oranges of the southwest are always wonderful. Good words, but as i look at the pic, is the view the journey ahead or what has been traveled?

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  2. So true. I majored in History in college, but I can’t say it had too much to do with my destiny in the end. 🙂

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  3. Brigitte says:

    Beautiful pics, Cathy! Was it hot when you took this shot? I’ve never been to this part of the country and though I would LOVE to visit and see it and experience it, I think I’d miss the green that we have here on the East Coast.

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Good question, Brigitte! I was hot that day. We were there around Labor Day and it was actually unseasonably hot – like 95! Although the desert does have green plants and amazingly, a lot of stuff grows there, it isn’t ever as green as the East Coast. But it has its own sort of beauty. I’ve come to love the expansive views – it seems to foster a sense of the infinite!

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  4. Carrie Rubin says:

    Perfect title for that gorgeous pic, Cathy! And I love that quote. Interestingly enough, those words could go either way. For some people, holding onto their history may be their destiny. Maybe they rekindle something started from their (or a loved one’s) past. But I suspect the opposite interpretation is the truer of the two.

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  5. Beautiful, Cathy! I love all the colors and the path. I love paths.

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thanks, Amy. I love paths, too. There are so many Jeep trails and dirt roads through the moutains and deserts here and Peter and I are always wondering where they go. When we had our Jeep, we would even follow some of them just to see! 🙂

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  6. Pat Thorpe says:

    The quote is so true. Nice picture!

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  7. unfetteredbs says:

    Fantastic. The long winding road leads too…. Wonderful quote Cathy. Good thought for a Monday

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  8. Nice photo, and great quote!

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  9. Terrific shot but isn’t it missing two key players: the Coyote and Roadrunner? (Sorry, I still have Frank’s Saturday Morning Cartoon post on the brain.)

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      I know! I was thinking about the Roadrunner and the Coyote too! But, I think in a shot like this, all you would see would be a puff of smoke or dust…either from the Coyote’s Acme-whatever-exploding-device or the Roadrunner’s speed. Neither of which were apparent on that given day. Oh well…

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      • Or, picture this: Roadrunner’s face in extreme close up in the foreground of frame left side corner just as he’s (she’s? – I’ve never been entirely clear about Roadrunner’s gender; are you?) giving that goofy Roadrunner “beep beep” look right before dashing out of the frame. Mid-way down the road is Wile E. Coyote high hopping in his Acme brand spring shoes. If you posted a second picture, one where you turned around and you shot what happened behind your back; what was in front of this scene, we would see Roadrunner’s dust and the Coyote’s splayed silhouette embedded into the side of a mesa after having just over-sprung himself.

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      • Cathy Ulrich says:

        Yep, that would be it. I can soooo picture it. Really what is it about that cartoon that we so loved? I mean, I’m not into violence of any kind, but for some reason, I have always thought that particular cartoon to be so funny! And I agree, I think the Roadrunner is androgynous. I have no idea about its gender.

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      • I loved that cartoon, too, and I’m practically a card carrying member of the anti-violence project. If you have three minutes, you must watch this modern day Warner Bros Coyote and Road Runner cartoon. It was made about 2-3 years ago and it’s a total homage to the characters and brand of humor created by Chuck Jones. I will not be offended if you delete this comment since it’s so far removed from the sense of peace and tranquility that was the original intent of your post. But believe me, this 21st century cartoon is hilarious:

        http://www.strangebeaver.com/2011/02/new-3d-road-runner-cartoon/

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      I did go look at it, V. Hilarious! Yep, Wile E. has discovered bungee jumping! To his detriment…But maybe we like it because he always seems to survive these encounters without so much as a scratch. And the Roadrunner? I love how it has always stuck its tongue out as if to say: “You’ll never catch me. I’m just too fast.”

      Maybe that’s the Roadrunner’s salvation, too. It’s always moving towards its destiny which doesn’t include being Wile E’s dinner.

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  10. Love that part of the country and its beauty. I’m looking forward to an Arizona visit to my parents in January and a chance to enjoy the beauty of the desert.

    janet

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      I love it, too, Janet. There’s so much life in the desert and it does have its own special form of beauty. We had a great time in September in Utah and getting to do this trail again was a special treat! Thank you!
      Cathy

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  11. ShimonZ says:

    beautiful picture of a beautiful place.

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  12. Professions for PEACE says:

    Another stunning pairing Cathy! This Bishop Jakes quote along with this wonderfully winding path inspires and uplifts. Thanks so much for sharing 🙂 ! xo Gina

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