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

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“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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STATUS QUOtes — 20171017

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“Understanding is the beginning of approving.” — Andre Gide

“Procrastination is like a credit card. It’s a lot of fun until you get the bill.” — Christopher Parker

“…decide…whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying….” — Amelia Earhart

“It’s hard to be a bright light in a dim world.” — Gary Starta

 
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Video: Beautiful Audio Video Salute to Venice

Trey Ratcliff, noted proponent of HDR photography and experienced drone videographer, has created a beautiful salute to Venice, Italy. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking and the musical accompaniment provides a captivating audio-visual experience.

 

Skyfall Venice

 

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People seemed to enjoy the previous all-aerial video from around the world… but the Venice shots were maybe some of the best, eh? So I decided to make an all-Venice one that included some other favorite shots!

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20171016

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“Necessity has the face of a dog.” — Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“That’s life — whichever way you turn, fate sticks out its foot to trip you.” — Martin Goldsmith & Martin Mooney

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” — Matthew Broderick, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

“The one thing I do not want to be called is First Lady… it sounds like a saddle horse.” — Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

 
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STATUS QUOtes — 20171015

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“Fastidious taste makes enjoyment a struggle.” — Mason Cooley

“While you are alone you are entirely your own master and if you have one companion you are but half your own, and the less so in proportion to the indiscretion of his behavior.” — Leonardo da Vinci

“Every day the bucket a-go a well, one day the bottom a-go drop out.” — Bob Marley

“I’ve now got this nice little apartment in New York, one of those L-shaped ones… unfortunately, it’s a lower case l.” — Rita Rudner

 
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