Is this sign trying to tell me something?!?! I’m a bit perplexed though…… hmmmm….is the light switch suppose to be OFF or ON to find the beauty?!? Is this beauty seen or unseen?!?! Is any of this beauty me?!?! LOL
Well, my normal philosophy tells me the answer is both!! Beauty is both seen and unseen!! Beauty by definition per each of us is actually different……it is different because we all look at ourselves differently than others do….it is different because we each see beauty differently in our surroundings….it is different because we each see the beauty that others show us on the outside….it is different because we all see the wonderful beauty the lies within others. What do you think? Where does the real Beauty lie?!?! As the old saying goes, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”.
I found this in a bathroom along one of our travels. It made me chuckle a little and also think a little as I was using the facilities in a little worn down crappy old bathroom with lots of rust, cobwebs, dirt and dinginess. It was located between the door and mirror right above the light switch. I hope you have a most wonderful day and I hope you can find and see the beauty within yourself, within others and not just the superficial beauty that is on the outside!! Hugs and Luvs 2 U ALL .. Thanks for Reading my Thoughts….Robin Robinson
We made a quick stop for a photo op while out on a several day motorcycle ride at Bridal Veil Falls in Utah. It is located off of US189 in the South end of Provo Canyon.
The Bridal Veil Falls Legend goes: “Many moons ago, an Indian named Norita and a brave from a rival tribe, named Grey Eagle met and fell in love. They planned to meet near a streamlet high on the mountainside and elope to a land far away from both their tribes. On that fateful night, instead of her lover, Norita was confronted by braves from her own tribe. Fearing her lover had been destroyed she leaped from the high ledges. Mother Nature was touched by her wild beauty, and she caught up Norita’s streaming tresses and made from them a Bridal Veil of falling water. From her flowing gown an alter was formed on the face of the mountain. Then her spirit was sent out as a mist, causing a green carpet to spread over the mountainside. The intruders fled while her saddened lover stood and gazed down at the strange yet beautiful transformation. His grief was more than he could bear, so out of compassion for his sorrow, Mother Nature molded his massive frames into the mountain and stretched his mighty shoulders high into the heavens like silent sentinels to guard over his loved one. His cries of anguish were softened into love calls to whisper forever.”
It was beautiful and breathtaking and in a really neat valley which made for a great motorcycle ride. It was a wonderful choice my husband had made to stay off of the regular quicker routes on our trip to/from Nevada & Montana so that we could experience and see more of our beautiful countryside despite adding more miles and travel days to our trip (2,540 miles from start to finish).
It is a great spot to stop and stretch the legs for a few or to even have a picnic down below at the falls. If it hadn’t had been for the weather rolling in we would have ventured and walked the path and got close up, maybe next time. I am now totally in love with staying off the beaten path on two wheels unless it cannot be avoided. I cannot wait for our next adventure. I hope you enjoyed a little from one of our trips.
I sit here on my back patio in Nevada with a grateful, yet saddened heart I feel guilty and cannot help but think, wonder, worry & scratch my head at everything that is happening all around. I am able to sit here enjoying the beauty, the peace, the quietness and the calmness that is here as so many others cannot. I have been through the fires that burn in Montana, I have lived through it and seen it firsthand. We just recently drove through Montana as we were visiting and it breaks my heart to NOT see the beautiful mountains, to see all the people being affected by both the fires themselves and the smoke that surrounds so many including those not in the fires path and beyond. We had smoke from many fires consuming the air from North Dakota to Montana and then from Montana all the way past Salt Lake City before we could no longer smell the smoke and finally got to see some beautiful blue skies.
I do not have to worry…..
I do not have to worry about the fires getting too close or the smoke inhibiting me breathing cleaner air….
I do not have to worry about my house and belongings being flooded and ruined by all the flood waters……
I do not have to worry about the hurricanes and the destruction they bring with them…..
I do not have to worry about the Tsunamis that may be showing up due to earthquakes…..
I do not have to worry like so many others do around the world…….
I am grateful to be where I am at yet deeply saddened….. So, today and everyday when you find yourself complaining, when you find yourself upset, when you find yourself wishing you had more “things”, when you find yourself feeling as though things couldn’t possibly be any worse….. Remember, they actually could be a LOT worse and remember that someone somewhere is dealing with more. So, try to appreciate what you have and be grateful more……
My Thought and Prayers to EVERYONE being affected. Big Hugs & Much Luv from me to you as today is yet another day and we all have much to be grateful for…… Thanks for Reading my Thoughts……Robin Robinson
Thoughts while I’m out for a walk in the beautiful sunshine, warmth and humidity that Milwaukee is currently offering me. Walking because I can, Walking in the outdoors for my sanity, Walking and enjoying my day as best I can because that’s what I’m suppose to do. Why not make the most of everything and every opportunity…….THIS Chance, MY Chances, YOUR chances may never come again so Get Out and Enjoy Your Life a Little more!!
Follow your dreams…..Take chances…..Get out of your comfort zone…..Never stop believing in yourself…..Set goals to help you Achieve what you want…..GO FOR IT, Believe and Achieve!! Have a wonderful day and may you believe in yourself and you abilities more….regardless how hard your decisions and choices may be!! Big Hugs & Much Luv 2 U All Thanks for Reading my Thoughts……..Robin Robinson
We walked over 6 miles yesterday through some beautiful territory. Some of our party couldn’t make some of the steep hikes but there was still plenty to see on easy strolls and partial hikes of ups and downs broken up by picture taking along the way. So awe inspiring at the beauty this Country holds from within that so many have yet to see or some may never have the chance. Get out and discover new things whenever you can no matter what your age!! Auntie Carlene is 73 years young…..Explore your surroundings and what this great Country holds from within!! NO Excuses!! There was every race, every body type, every age bracket to be seen throughout the park. Some could easily walk, some were slower than others, some were seasoned hikers, some were on crutches, some were in wheelchairs, some were on bicycles, some were riding on their parents backs…..one thing we all had in common was that we were all enjoying our beautiful surroundings!! You Have this One life to live, right here..right now so you might as well live it up and live life to the fullest!!😊 Don’t live with “I wish I had” … live with “I DID” every chance I got!!! Thanks for Reading my Thoughts…….Robin Robinson
Somewhere in New Mexico in the middle of absolutely nothing you will find an occasional homestead, abandoned towns, cattle, antelope and telephone poles.The highway is cracked with weeds and grass growing in them, the traffic is scarce and few in between, the sun is shining ever so brightly and beautifully and it’s 62 degrees. It is desolate, isolated and in the middle of nowhere but somewhere in New Mexico, this is where you will find my husband Terry and I right this very moment!! We are on the road again. My husband is found some traveling for work and can work from anywhere and for the first time in 23 years we have no animals or kids at home, we are officially emptynesters! We are enjoying life and learning to adapt to our newly acquired freedoms. Besides, keeping busy is making missing my kiddos and animals much easier! Have a wonderful day and enjoy your life!! Life isn’t always easy but with patience and never giving up, your hopes and dreams will someday come true!! Thanks for reading my thoughts…….Robin Robinson
65 degrees in Mesquite, NV @ 5am….Pumpkin Spice Coconut Milk Latte…..Life is Good….Smile on my Face as I have Much to be Grateful & Thankful for….Life is Good!! No matter where you are, No matter who you are, No matter what you are going through I wish you ALL Happiness and may you ALL realize how truly blessed you are no matter what Life throws your way!!😊 Have a wonderful Friday followed by an Awesome Weekend!!
It’s another roadtrip for me and my hubby. 1st time emptynesters, he has traveling to do for work and I am tagging along to see more of our great country alongside him (besides, I was already going nuts with a quiet house after all these years of kids and animals)! We were just home for a week and a half from a 27 day road trip and now we are looking at another 4-5 weeks. Montana, New Orleans and then Wisconsin once again!! Thanks for reading my thoughts……..Robin Robinson