Snapshots & Whatnot: Mountains, Seas & Me

As folks venture out to favorite beach and mountain retreats for a respite from COVID-19 and worries of all sorts, here’s a quote from one of Virginia’s previous posts about travel (circa 12 July 2012) and snapshots to go with…

“People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars……and yet they pass by themselves without wondering.” St. Augustine (from his Confessions)

Wondering at the height of giraffes & mountains in Tanzania

Wondering at stormy waves in Newfoundland, Canada

Wondering at the heights & depths of the Grand Canyon

Wondering at the vast compass of the ocean in Dar es Salaam, TZ

Wondering at sunset over Lake Victoria (view from Kagera, Tanzania)

We must not pass by ourselves without seeing the wonder inside…

grace, peace & meaningful wonderings

Virginia : )

“I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.”  Psalm 139:14

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7 Responses to Snapshots & Whatnot: Mountains, Seas & Me

  1. Debbie says:

    You’ve been to so many interesting places, Virginia! I used to want to travel, too, and see for myself how vast our world is. Sadly, with COVID and all, I don’t see that happening anytime soon. Sigh. Oh well, at least I can enjoy your photos (and revisit through mine the places I have been!)

    • Virginia says:

      One of the perks of working overseas for many years was taking every opportunity to see (& experience) as much as possible. During a brief overnight in Zagreb (Croatia) I dumped my bag @ guesthouse & scoped downtown before dinner, then got up @ 5:30AM to take sunrise pics before flying out @ 9:00AM. LoL, now with age-creep I might enjoy sleeping an extra hour! Blessings Debbie! 👀😴👀

  2. Garfield Hug says:

    Nice throwback moment to see the beauty of the places you travelled! Thanks for the share Virginia!

  3. My Carmel says:

    Beautiful photos, Virginia! I love the sea! Blessings and Hugs! ❤

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