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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wedneday - Hump Day Inspiriation

Last night I went downstairs to watch television - which I usually don't. Got my laptop out. Got google reader up. By accident I deleted all the posts I wanted to read. I tried to undo it. Could not figure out how. I'm so sorry. I really do read posts! Ten lashes with a wet noodle!

I'm thinking today about the paths we take in life. We are so young when we choose some of our paths.

Here are some beautiful paths - some twists and turns - which one do you like best? Which one do you not like?

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4. For where I am in life right now - I love this path. To me it feels pretty. Safe. Happy. Serene.


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7. This happens to be my least favorite - it is going down to something I can't see.


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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY -

We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. ”

Native American Proverb



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66 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Fun pictures. I think the first one is my favorite.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I think I would choose that same path along with you. Who knows what kind of trouble we could get into.

Gloria Hood said...

There sure are a number I wouldn't want to be on, but love the purple flowers one!

Cheri said...

I like the first two and yours, the others look too freak'n scary. How about that one with all the snow up the sides...no thanks or the winding mountain...naw.

Eva Ason said...

Dear Sandie,
I love path number 4 - it's really nice and serene. The one I like least is no 3...seems very cold and no comfort around it.
Have a lovely day my friend
Big hugs
Eva

Sandra said...

would never ride on 10 or 13. loe the looks of 9, that one is my favorite. 55 is just like the one in kentucky weused to go out 8 teens in a car and ride really fast on it, talk about dumb choices. love 4 . email me how you deleted your reader post, i don't want that to happen to me.

BelovedBomber said...

Love those pics! There are quite a few paths I would not want to travel...

Marydon said...

I like the straight & narrow ... & the proverb is perfect.

Have a beautiful day my friend ~
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I really like these neat pics...#1,2,10, etc ...it is tough to pick a fav since they are all fantastic

Modern Day Disciple said...

Hi Sandy, I like #3 and the rest give me one form or another of anxiety for various reasons...LOL. Happy Wednesday! Hugs...hope you and all your family are doing well this week.
In His Grace, Dawn

andy said...

Mine is number 3 I love old country roads ! Hope you have a great day

Melanie said...

Whoa!! Those are some amazing pictures, Sandie!! The snow one is crazy, and the ones on the cliff!
Three and four is about my speed. :)

jack69 said...

What great shots. Some very beautiful picks, yes and life is a lot like some of those.

Most of us understand the deleted stuff, absolutely one of computer lifes aggravations.
Love it, the entry!

Building materials just arrived, work ahead!!!

The Boston Lady said...

I would love to go down any of those beautiful paths, they look exciting, challenging and full of surprises. Right now I seem to be on #5. Up, down, up, down, up, down. It will stop soon and then I hope to be on perhaps the one with the waterfalls... Ann

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Whoa- that made me dizzy this morning. I would avoid any road that hangs off the side of a mountain like #s 6, 10 & 13. #8 would be kinda fun- once.

momto8 said...

oh my goodness..what pictures!! wow..fun to look at!
I like everyone!

Bev said...

Interesting ...you can apply these paths to different situations throughout our lives:)

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I don't like the ones where you can't see or the ones where they're on the edge of the mountain.Scary!

Janie Fox said...

The path God led me on is the best even though I didn't always like the turns.
# 3 and 4 I love
# 1,2,6,7, and 8 scare me
# 10,13,14 about gave me a heart attack just looking at. I would be down on the floorboards in a car!!
I think the term floorboards might say something about my age or locale!! LOL

Changes in the wind said...

There is several I wouldn't want to be one but then there are a few that could be a great adventure:)

Angela said...

I think #5 was taken in West Virginia! lol Probably not because there aren't that many roads that are that straight for that long but they are that up and down at places!

I like the one you like and #11.

Hugs,
Angela

Jo said...

Hey dear ole blog-buddies,I've been toooo LAZY for too long,I need to get back blogn'.HOW YALL BEEN?...Jo

Jill said...

I adore #4 but feel like I'm on #5.

That corgi :) said...

I liked all those paths, Sandie! I think we are all on them at one point or another in our lives. I liked the snow one, LOL :)

betty

Pondside said...

There are some crazy paths there! I don't mind a winding path, or a snowy one, but I don't like the idea of one that snakes around the side of a mountain!

TexWisGirl said...

i got these from isabel the other day and loved them.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

The path I like best is definitely #4! The curvy ones would make me car sick and the hills probably do the same. My daughter drives to work on a hilly road and we have both hilly and curvy in our county that I've driven on just not as exaggerated as these, thank goodness. I also love #3 because I love to see the sky when it is blue with the fluffy clouds. #10 and #13 would scare me to death! I have a fear of heights, so those kind of roads make me very nervous. When driving through Colorado, I was gripping the steering wheel...ha!

SweetMarie said...

I really like 3 and 4, so peaceful. I could not handle 7, 10, 13 or 14! Yikes!

Have a great day Sandie!

Farida said...

I love number 3! Makes me want to run barefooted and enjoy the rural setting. Care to link exchange please? God bless :)

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Ginny said...

Paths of mystery, wonder, beauty, and astonishment, and fear!! Wow!! I am fine with my path as long as it is on solid ground with no overhangs or drop offs!!!

laurie said...

I really enjoyed this today even though it made me dizzy!!! ha ha

Nancy said...

On different days, I would probably pick different ones....but wow they are all a ride......

YOu always give us so much to think about....

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I like paths in the forests
love
tweedles

dr momi said...

#5 reminds me of when I was young and my Dad would speed up on a road just like that -- just to make your stomach "fly". All us kids sure would laugh and giggle. ....and that would have been before seat belts LOL!

Wendy said...

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee No 5 for meeeeeeeeee - just not right after teaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!! LOL!

Fab photos

Doris Sturm said...

LOL - some of those paths made me dizzy just looking at them, never mind actually traveling them ;-) I prefer numbers 1, 3 and 4 at this stage of my life! Not as daring as I used to be. Somehow the less life (time) you have left, the more carefully you want to protect/treasure it. When you're young, you are invincible and you live forever - would be kind of nice to keep that attitude throughout old age - some people do - obviously I'm not one of them.
I love that saying at the end about our land because it's so true!
I'm trying to come back, Sandie, please be patient with me. For some reason, going on my blog, hits me hard with Gizzy memories because even though it's called "Crocheting in Georgia" it was really all about Gizzy! I still miss him so much and I don't know why I cry when I'm blessed with two sweet pets that love me. I must stop being such a cry baby and snap out of it already!
Love you!

TARYTERRE said...

I agree that #4 looks the most serene. Would lift my spirits and soothe my soul. Some of the others like #5 would drive me CRAZY, for sure. Take care.

Susan said...

Oh Lord, Sandie. #s 13, 10, and 7 are chillers. I would NOT like to go on any of them. Thanks for sharing.

Hope your day has been super. Susan

Stella said...

Love the one you chose because I have to have flowers. I wouldn't choose the one with all the steps not because I wouldn't know where I was going but because I would have to clim back up all those steps.

A Quiet Corner said...

Holy moose poops, Sandie! I'm afraid of heights!!! ...:)JP

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

For some reason, most of those paths bothered me. I am not sure why. I guess I need to feel safe and most of them gave me a lost feeling. ONE of them..the one along the side of a steep mountain with nothing on the other side..very narrow..has been a nightmare of mine since I was a child. I had that dream mostly when I was ill with some childhood disease. The only one I liked at all was the one of the path leading to the ocean..probably because it was a familiar scene to me..and one I had just walked as recently as Sunday! Interesting post! :)

Ann said...

I think my favorite is the third one. I tend to like to stick to the straight and narrow and try to avoid all the twists and turns :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Those are incredible!
When I hit delete all by mistake you can click on All or what ever folder you are in and they are all still there, you just have to figure out where you left off. They are never gone.

Linda said...

I love all these photos...including the one you like the least. There's something fascinating and mysterious about that photo, I can't put my finger on it.
To be honest, I can't pick a favourite, I really love them all.

Thank you for sharing them.

HERE I AM KAYCEE said...

Okay, so firstly my dear friend imagine I'm giving you a great big hug!

I like number three, the country side, the wide open spaces, and a path that looks like it's leading to heaven. One way, Jesus.

I like number four too! Would love to skip along side you through those glorious flowers.

Number eight leaves me feeling a bit panicked. A huge wall surrounding me at every bend, my mind tends to think what if it collapsed?

I REALLY LOVE THIS ENTIRE POST. With your permission, may I reblog this on my blogspot, pictures and all. I really want to keep this as a good reminder to me the different paths we encounter through out a life time but no matter what, God always makes a way.

Love you, love me. Smiles and a hug!

Tammy said...

They are all so beautiful, but I think I could sleep well if I never rode on that first bumpy road, or drove through the 10 foot snow pile!

Renegades said...

I love one and three. One for the train and three because it reminds me of home.

Linda Chapman said...

The LAST one for me!

The Café Sucré Farine said...

Chatty, this is beautiful - love your quote at the beginning and love your photos, amazing!

Farida said...

Hi Sandie, thanks for dropping by my site. Yes, what I meant is if we could follow each other? I'm not new to blogging but decided only lately to get connected with other bloggers. You seem to have many followers. How do you do it? Take care :)

Farida said...

Also, how do i make a button? Maybe the sunflower on the upper right hand of my page would suffice? I'll add you now to my list of blogger friends. Nice to meet you here :D

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sandie, Can't you use your Dashboard to go to your blogs? I use the Reader and the Dashboard. The best things about the Reader are that you can sort them showing the oldest first. AND--you can read most blogs all the way through in the Reader if you want to...

BUT--I like the Dashboard for one specific reason. I can click on the blog itself (and not the individual post) ---and if I do that, I can comment without scrolling through everyone else's comments... Faster for me!!!!

I've seen most of those pictures before.. If I had to choose a favorite of all of them, I'd choose either the first one or the 3rd one. I'd love to be on the train in the first one, and I'd love to be on that country road in the 3rd one.

Hugs,
Betsy

Rhonda said...

Enjoyed the many shots of "paths"....I feel like I've been on a most of them at one time or another ...

Paula said...

If I had a choice it would be the safe country road. I've probably been on some of the others and scared to death. Interesting entry.

Farida said...

Thanks Sandie! You were very helpful :D

BECKY said...

Awesome photos! I wouldn't mind taking most of those paths....except for that one...Number 10! YIKES!!

Retired English Teacher said...

Interesting photos. I can't choose one, but I think I had some insight. I'm glad I can't see the road ahead. That might make the journey harder, and even more challenging. I might not keep going. I can see behind, but I choose to look ahead and be grateful I don't always know what is around the next bend.

Sweet Tea said...

#3 for me.
I'm the odd one who likes a straight path with things green and growing all around. I need the "wide open spaces"!! (me and the Dixie Chicks)

Donna K. Weaver said...

Wow, those are some incredible pictures. That one of Lombard St. in San Francisco sure brings back memories.

I'm fond of that expression: life happens while you're making other plans.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Sandie,

At times it is tough for keeping up with everything and yes, the path of life changes at each bend. One never knows what's behind such a bend... But hope you manage your reading list again and wish you a nice day and weekend ahead! I finally got my Internet back and now catching up; way too late but it makes me sleep well.
Love to you,

Mariette

Richters Victory said...

crazy but I have been on a road similar to the one with the mountain and the drop off on one end. Scary... I hate heights... It brought back memories and feelings when I was on that road less traveled. Thanks for some good memories...I think they are all neat. I am not sure if I would ever be comfortable traveling the roads up in the mountains with they rail and close to the edge. its just he thought of you being thrown off the road and going to and endless no where, kind of freaks me out. Fun pictures... Now that last picture is that the cricket (SP)
road in San Francisco, California?? I was on that one!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I think for my favorite, I'd choose #3....quiet, solitaire...nothing around to deter my way through. The least favorite would be #8 ---the one with the snow banks...I would feel way too confined, no openness, and danger looming above me with chances of the snow bank falling in front of me, blocking my way of progress.

EXCELLENT post.

silverthoughts2 said...

Twists can be fun...except the ones where you can fall off a cliff. I don't like those pictures. The others are really cool.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Three and four is beautiful but we have to learn that the valleys come and with the Lord we will get back to the three and fours.

The Valleys make us realize how much the Lord will do for us. If we will only trust and believe.

That all things are possible with him.

His time is not ours. It makes us grow closer to him and then remain. Atleast it should. When others are sad. It makes me pray all the more for them. It draws me closer to the Lord. Makes me less on self.