“In the Mountains,” Li Bai (Chinese Poet, 701-762)
You ask me what my idea is, staying in the green mountains?
I smile but have no reply, my heart at peace in itself.
As the peach blossom on the flowing water goes into the unknown,
there is another heaven and earth, not among people.
About the images: Photos from a trip to Maui, Hawaii many moons ago. The photos were shot from a yacht early one evening.
As the day draws to a close, sit back and enjoy the peace and tranquility as the sun dramatically sets in Hawaiian skies. –from the postcard back.
I “closed the book” on Fall 2018–a long and stressful semester–but a lengthy to-do list mocks me, reminding me that there’s so much more to be done. No matter. I’ve already planned my mental escape. I’m “on my way” to Maui as I type.
To escape and sit quietly on the beach–that’s my idea of paradise. –Emilia Wickstead
Today’s nature photo is brought to you by a far too brief vacation in Maui 10+ years ago.
This one’s from an all-day exploration of the island. It was difficult choosing from the hundreds of photos I shot. The ocean. The mountains. The sunsets. The flora and fauna. All breathtaking. I added the scripture to this one some time ago, so decided to go with it. I breathe Psalm 90:2 during almost every experience with nature.
I have three distinct happy memories (from) immediately BK (Before Hurricane Katrina): My one month in New York working on my research and hanging out with amazing scholar-friends, the week my hubby and I spent in Hawaii, and my oldest nephew’s wedding in Dallas. All are wonderful reminders that there was indeed life and joy before that fateful moment.
During our time in Hawaii, my hubby and I seriously considered moving there. We still think about it every now and then. Who knows? Maybe, next year this time, I’ll be blogging from Hawaii. 😉