STATUS QUOtes — Picture Quote — 20171023


Today’s Picture Quote

The inspiration you seek is already within you. Be silent and listen. - Rumi

“The inspiration you seek is already within you. Be silent and listen.” – Rumi

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STATUS QUOtes — 20171023

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“There’s only one me, and I’m stuck with him.” — Kurt Vonnegut

“An individual who breaks a law that his conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

“There are no office hours for leaders.” — Cardinal James Gibbons

“Classics which at home are drowsily read have a strange charm in a country inn, or in the transom of a merchant brig.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

 
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SignEdge: Prisoner and Blindfold Wines




Blindfold Wine Label

The Prisoner Wine Company has some unique labels for their wines. A marketing student could develop an interesting thesis discussing the popularity of wines based on their labels. Do colorful labels attract more purchasers? Do macabre labels attract buyers? Do the names of the wines grab attention?

Yesterday I spotted a wine called Blindfold. The label appears to be of a man tied to a post being readied for execution. The label may be thought more suitable for a red wine while Blindfold is a white blend.



Blindfold Wine Label

“They thought if he couldn’t see the world, then he wouldn’t make his mark. But a blindfold won’t hold him back. It just heightens his other senses. And whether they like it or not, his resilience will leave a lasting impression.”

From the Tasting Notes:

“ABOUT THE WINE –

In establishing our own spin on a white blend, we seek out interesting Rhône and aromatic varietals that nicely complement a classic Chardonnay base. We partner with growers dedicated to cultivating alternative varietals in their outstanding vineyard sites to create an intriguing wine with bold flavor.”

The Prisoner Wine Company, has a self-named red companion wine called The Prisoner.



Prisoner Wine Label – courtesy of https://www.wine-searcher.com/

“The Prisoner crossed a line. He spoke out of turn. He took a stand. His brazen actions bred consequences. But while his chains may hold his weight, his mind wanders unrestrained. For he remains unapologetically bold.”

From the Tasting Notes:

“ABOUT THE WINE –

The Prisoner was inspired by the “mixed blacks” first made by the Italian immigrants who originally settled in Napa Valley. The Prisoner is now the most recognized Napa Valley red blend, leading the resurgence of interesting blends by incorporating Zinfandel with the unlikely”

I have written about other wine labels and companies (see the link below) that I found somewhat unique. Would you be attracted to try the wine by these particular labels? Feel free to leave your thoughts in a comment below.


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STATUS QUOtes — 20171022

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil.” — Plutarch

“What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless: well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle age.” — Sylvia Plath

“I never guess. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.” — Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“The hardest thing is to take less when you can get more.” — Kin Hubbard

 
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STATUS QUOtes — 20171021

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“The color of truth is grey.” — André Gide

“Sometimes, said Pooh, the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” — Alan Alexander Milne

“No joy in nature is so sublimely affecting as the joy of a mother at the good fortune of a child.” — Charles Francis Richter

“To garden is to let optimism get the better of judgment.” — Eleanor Perenyi

 
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STATUS QUOtes — Picture Quote — 20171020

Today’s Picture Quote

Two monologues do not make a dialogue. - Jeff Daly

“October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon clearly seen.” – Hal Borland
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STATUS QUOtes — 20171020

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“He who learns but does not think, is lost. He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.” — Confucius

“Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.” — Pierre Beaumarchais

“Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose.” — Wilma Rudolph

“The telephone is a good way to talk to people without having to offer them a drink.” — Fran Lebowitz

 
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Hiking: Brins Mesa – Sedona, AZ


along the Brins Mesa Trail - Sedona, AZ

Years ago we tried to hike the Brins Mesa trail with some visiting friends, but they weren’t hikers and soon decided that they weren’t prepared for the adventure so we returned to the car to visit other nearby and easily accessible vistas.

The Brins Mesa trail is probably best described as moderate to a bit more than moderate (at times). The trail is relatively well marked, but it is primarily uphill if you are starting from the main trailhead at the outskirts of town.

Soon after starting the climb, this is one of the scenes you will see.


along the Brins Mesa Trail - Sedona, AZ

One of the reasons for undertaking this hike is to admire the beautiful scenery and red rock vistas encountered along the entire trail.

There are what has been referred to as “natural stairs,” but the operative word there is natural. Creating steps from a rock face formed by nature is no easy task and as you might imagine, the spacing is not always ideal. Hiking sticks may be helpful for those who are less sure-footed.


along the Brins Mesa Trail - Sedona, AZ

In almost every direction, the red and sand-colored rocks rise above the trees to the wonder and appreciation of trailblazers.


along the Brins Mesa Trail - Sedona, AZ

You don’t see the mesa itself for a while, but persevere and you will come to a shelf-like geological feature that is the Brins Mesa (pictured below).


along the Brins Mesa Trail - Sedona, AZ

It is unfortunate that years ago there was a fire that destroyed many of the trees and the carcasses of those sentinels can be seen along the mesa’s trail.


along the Brins Mesa Trail - Sedona, AZ


along the Brins Mesa Trail - Sedona, AZ

For those who enjoy photography, there are numerous opportunities to capture memorable landscapes.


along the Brins Mesa Trail - Sedona, AZ

As we were hiking along the trail, we noticed what looked like a ledge (drop off) and a valley. We also spotted an outcropping or rather a small hill and we decided to explore. There is a trail leading in that general direction.


along the Brins Mesa Trail - Sedona, AZ

The picture below was taken while I was standing at the ledge. Notice the darker, reddish dirt in the valley.


along the Brins Mesa Trail - Sedona, AZ

I took a couple of panoramas (linked below) as the red rock mountains were spread out before me. It was too wide and too beautiful for me to capture in just one or two pictures. After some exploration and appreciatiion, we decided to return to the trailhead. Although it was mid-October, the day was quite warm and we had a long day. This is the scene looking back toward the ridge and surrounding mountains.


along the Brins Mesa Trail - Sedona, AZ

One rule of photography is to look behind you as you travel because sometimes, the best view is not in front, but in back. When returning along the same trail, this maxim becomes self-fulfilling. These are a few of the pretty formations we captured during the return to the trailhead.


along the Brins Mesa Trail - Sedona, AZ


along the Brins Mesa Trail - Sedona, AZ

Famous Bell Rock can be seen in the center of the photo below where the sky seems to meet the low-lying structure. It is hard to pick out, but look for the little nub on top.


along the Brins Mesa Trail - Sedona, AZ

Red rock spires and hoodoos (column of rock) are abundant.


along the Brins Mesa Trail - Sedona, AZ

Here are the two panoramas…


along the Brins Mesa Trail - Sedona, AZ

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along the Brins Mesa Trail - Sedona, AZ

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More information about the Brins Mesa trail can be found at the following links:

Brins Mesa Trail No. 119 – Forest Service (USDA)

Brins Mesa Trail – AZ Highways

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20171019

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“Getting lost is the only place worth going to.” — Tiziano Scarpa, Italian Author

“Numerous politicians have seized absolute power and muzzled the press. Never in history has the press seized absolute power and muzzled the politicians.” — David Brinkley

“If people wanted you/me to write more warmly about them, they should’ve behaved better.” — Anne Lamott

“If a word in the dictionary were misspelled, how would we know?” — Steven Wright

 
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STATUS QUOtes — 20171018

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“Don’t let the same dog bite you twice.” — Chuck Berry

“Remember what is unbecoming to do is also unbecoming to speak of.” — Socrates

“Argue like you’re right and listen like you’re wrong.” — Adam M. Grant

“If winners never quit, and quitters never win, who came up with quit while you’re ahead?” — Unknown

 
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