- Past OR future Camino
Le Puy 2018;
This just about sums it up for me.
An old weathered grey drab timber fence, so typical in these parts, and in the distance a soft white puffy sun-filled cloud against a powder blue sky. Now that got me thinking, and walking. I just kept walking because the sun just kept shining. View attachment 110508
The morning began with an overcast sky, but brightened during my walk along Roberts Bank and Brunswick Point. I watched a Red-wing Blackbird picking fluff off a cattail and a Northern Flicker feasting on crabapples. They don't really show up in the photos, but lovely purple / mauve asters are blooming along the fields, paths and out on the tidal flats.
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Yes, sorry, I was in castellano mode. I was treated to a story about it being a relation of saffron... I must check that out soon...Kirkie,
Those are great pics of a climb less travelled. That view down and across the valley is superb. Is Quita Meriendas
an autumn crocus?
Hmmm, does anyone know why my images don't show up in the body of my post above? They were visible when I put the message together but now only seem to be links to the images.
There was an issue with certain types of images from Apple phones at one stage but then it stopped being talked about and so I assumed that it had gone away. I can't remember the exact details but only some particular types of images and only from iPhones. Perhaps someone with an Apple phone can comment?Since we decided to postpone our fall Camino to next spring, we decided to spend a week hiking around Madison, Wisconsin, because a friend loaned us a condo. View attachment 110810 View attachment 110811 View attachment 110812 View attachment 110813 View attachment 110814 View attachment 110815 View attachment 110816
Take 2... (I'm don't use an Apple phone, and I've successfully posted full size jpgs in the past here without this issue). If I use the insert image option, above the posting area, I only get a link that says "View Attachment" when I post the message. This is what I get if I try to attach a file (there is no thumbnail option when I do this):
I don't have any options past Attach Files. Once I choose an image from my files, it uploads, but isn't visible except as a generic icon. No options for insert or thumbnail. I'm on a PC.by using ‘Attach files ’, ‘Photo Library‘, ‘Insert‘ and then I selected the ‘Thumbnail’ option.
I sometimes have a photo sitting on the desktop, I copy and paste it into te message, then insert as thumbnail. Have you tried that?you could also search for insert a photo as a thumbnail to see what your search engine comes up with.Yes, I did try that but I don't get those options. Thanks anyway!
Beautiful, and especially the logs with the clear image of two dogs!Since we decided to postpone our fall Camino to next spring, we decided to spend a week hiking around Madison, Wisconsin, because a friend loaned us a condo. View attachment 110810 View attachment 110811 View attachment 110812 View attachment 110813 View attachment 110814 View attachment 110815 View attachment 110816
I can hear the water in your photographs. What magic!There are days when all you want is to be in the light, feel the sun and listen to the sea. Days too when you walk through this landscape and feel like you’re seeing it for the very first time, as though it and you were just born this minute.
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St Michael is also the patron of the military. I was quite the Archangel-stalker when I was on Camino.This time I cycled through the city instead of walking and I came across this.
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Archangel Michael assists situations where you are afraid, confused or concerned for your safety. He helps to release fear and doubt, and supports us in making life changes and is often said to work closely with those who perform healing work or provide spiritual teaching.
Such passionate, beautiful words, @Lexicos, and a person doesn't need to be Catholic to appreciate them.On seeing that beautiful and powerful figure of Archangel Michael (above) I couldn’t help reflecting on how uplifting it must be to allow oneself to be transported into this holy world of angels and saints and divine love. It’s such an attractive, appealing and uplifting idea and it’s this idea that has given us cathedrals that boggle the mind, defy gravity and any rational explanation. Thank heavens for religion. Apart from nature, the arts, and love, it’s the only other thing that can lift us out of the mundane and the ordinary.
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You had me at baby kangaroo…Yesterday I had a wonder-ful day. We drove towards Tudela, and visited Las Bardenas. I will post something about that place in my wordpress blog eventually. Suffice it to say just now that it is really a natural treasure. It is now a desert, but millions of years ago it was under water. We eventually moved on to Tudela and after a fine meal with friends we went for a quick walk around the city. I have a tiny selection of photos To share now. One is of a 4 year old kangaroo being minded by our friends. It is a long story, but they hope it will be paired with a partner eventually. They are just taking care of it for the moment. The ubiquitous Irish pub in the main square, some details from the Cathedral, and a flavour of the local fiesta
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I've been to Ireland and loved it. You people are sooo lucky! It is so different than the US. We have beauty; it's just so very different.A lovely Saturday stroll around some of the less travelled trails in Crone Woods, Glencree Valley, Ireland: https://www.facebook.com/media/set?...7¬if_t=feedback_reaction_generic&ref=notif
Thank you for my new learning today! Not to mention the feast for the eyes in your photos...A before and after sunset walk in my neighbourhood. A close encounter with a lovely coyote. The Lesser Snow Geese are arriving in huge numbers now on their Pacific Flyway migratory path from Wrangel Island in Siberia. Some will stay here for the winter and many more will continue south to Washington State and Northern California. A clear night for the rise of the almost full Hunter Moon.
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In an attempt to replicate the multi-day pilgrimage experience I am walking from my home on Vancouver Island to Langley BC on the Lower Mainland staying nights with family along the way.Hello everyone and Happy New Year!
Looking forward seeing your pictures and stories behind it.
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Last week, after visiting Las Bardenas, I was fortunate enough to meet an artist, sculptor, from a barrio of Zaragoza, now living in Tudela: Pedro Jordan. the kangaroo I wrote about earlier is in Pedro's garden...
I was very impressed with his work, and now when looking for him online, I found a link that is not connected to Facebook - I never open anything to do with Facebook, willingly. Pedro is a brother of someone I knew, who died too young...
His work is ongoing, even after a serious accident in Las Bardenas, as far as I understand...that stopped him in his (bicycle) tracks. I hope you will enjoy seeing his works.
Pedro Jordán / escultura
Day 2 of trip to Langley, BC and back: I decamped and walked 3 kms in the dark with headlamp on the Lochside Trail to the ferry terminal at Swartz Bay. I had a hearty breakfast served by friendly crew. Almost immediately after disembarking in Tsawwassen I got my first blister along the causeway. I enjoy the surprising serenity on the the oceanside trail with the cranes and trains of the massive DeltaPort in the background. Northward I go through the flat farmland of Delta, enjoy a hot chocolate (coffee is trouble!) in Ladner and hop on a bus to get tbrough the tunnel under the Fraser River. I am tired and sore and decide to continue on public transit all the way to my son's place in Burnaby via the Skytrain (with a layover at the Yaletown Brewpub in downtown Vancouver). Walked 20 km and 48m elevation gain.Hello everyone and Happy New Year!
Looking forward seeing your pictures and stories behind it.
...and a blessing for passing pilgrims, too! A group of Estonian pilgrims and I had lunch at a Seafarer's centre not far from Tallinn, in 2017, such a friendly space. Also, back in the day, ie a very long time ago, my musical friends and I sometimes entertained Korean sailors arriving at the Mission in Wellington NZ. The most recent contact I've had with the Seafarers was along the Østerdalsleden in Norway - one day I met a pastor associated with a Seafarers centre in Spain! Well, how about that, Kirkie....Sunday. Blue skies. Bus to Ferryport, a look out at over there... The Seafarers' Centre. Such a comfort for crew from distant lands...