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Weekly Photo Challenge – Waiting

 “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” –Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Waiting is not a bad thing; it can bring its own joy – the thrill of achievement” – David Jeremiah

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Mt. Adams, Yakima County/Skamania County, Washington USA

Mercy and Will went cross-country skiing on Mt. Adams, in Yakima County / Skamania County, Washington USA. It is 12,280 feet elevation. They drove up to a campsite to camp, then hiked up to the top of the mountain. They wanted to reach the top of the mountain to see the sunrise. They did the timing of hiking. It was worth the effort of hiking and waiting. The magical moment came as the sun arose. The thrill and the joy were indescribable.  The emotion of such achievement could only expressed by the celebration of love.

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Mercy hiking, trying to keep up with Will and Luke

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The sun started to rise

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The magical moment

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Mercy, Will and Luke on top of Mt. Adams

They skied down to the campsite with confidence and pride.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting

Four Seasons

Daily Prompt: Realize

Living in Southern California, I didn’t realize that autumn is here. My maple tree is still green. I suddenly remember the time I lived elsewhere, when the trees, mountains, streets, gardens, parks, and beaches, tell me different season is here. Once in a while, I go back to visit the place I used to live – Portland, Oregon. When I go, I take photos, save them to remind me that there are four seasons, even though they aren’t apparent in this part of town.

The four seasons in Portland, Oregon:


Spring flowers along the fence


Cherry blossom in Japanese Garden.


Summer spectacular in Rose Garden


Casual playing in the park


Fall colors of orange, red trees on the street


Pumpkins in a raised flower bed.


Winter fun of skiing on Mount Adams


Hibernating trees around town.

– Photos by Miriam Hurdle and Mercy Rossi