On the way to Logrono, two hikers take respite from the heat in the shade of a tunnel along the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain .
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When I first started hiking a number of years ago, a fellow hiker gave me some important advice, “Don’t forget to look back.” When I see a memorable view I capture it with a camera so that I can revisit this moment in time. If the view is mediocre I turn back and resume hiking along my merry way with camera packed. As a photographer I have found this advice helpful, but even more I find it applies to life.
We all know life isn’t always pretty and we may stumble and step in crap from time to time. Learn, move on, without dwelling on these unfortunate moments. Likewise, there may be some unattractive elements in an image, but look beyond and see the beauty…
Make your own kind of magic this holiday season.
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Love Rocks is a worldwide movement started in Forest Grove, OR in honor of two sisters, Anna and Abigail. The rock shown above at the top of Devil’s Staircase along the Scottish West Highland Way is perched overlooking the hiking trail going down from the summit.
Click on The Love Rock Story to see their new website which includes the background story, more information, blog and step-by-step tutorial on making the love rocks.
The Love Rock resting along the North Sea – Firth of Moray in Cullen, Scotland.
The Love Rock is perched atop a balanced arrangement of rocks discovered along the Fife Coastal Path between Crail and Anstruther, Scotland.
I originally received this rock from a Forest Grove, Oregon family camping in the Black Hills of South Dakota. They are well acquainted with the parents and children honored by this touching tribute and participate by making and sharing Love Rocks wherever they go. This particular rock has made the trip from Oregon, to South Dakota, to Southwest Minnesota, and on to Scotland and back.
The Love Rock Story spreading Peace & Love…