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Friday Photo: Beach Stones

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Calm. Quiet. Seemingly endless.

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May 4, 2012 at 09:05

Friday Photo: Ebb and Flow

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Stormy water hits a calm beach.

Nature is about balance; the coming and going, the ebb and flow.

This got me thinking about the ebb and flow of opportunities for risk that come and go every single day.

Every. Single. Day.

We are inundated with opportunities. The question is what we do with them.

It’s this simple: If I never try anything, I never learn anything. If I never take a risk, I stay where I am. If I go ahead and do it, that affects how much I continue wanting to do it. When I hold myself back, I trade appearances for the opportunity to find out what I am like. – Hugh Prather

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February 17, 2012 at 11:53

Friday Photo: Travel Inspiration

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Sometimes I open the Baja folder, knowing fully well that I should resist the urge. Perusing through travel photos can do two things:

Inspire you.

Frustrate you.

Often it’s the latter, making you wish for an immediate teleport to a far away place that has nothing to do with computer screens and desks.

But you do it anyway, and are left with visions of warm weather, sand and good people. The frustration subsides, and you’re left with the kind of travel urge that leads to planning the next adventure. The vicious wanderlust cycle.

Where to next?

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February 3, 2012 at 08:10

Friday Photo: Dirty Shell

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Still trying to decompress after returning home from the Gulf

Last Saturday I found myself on Ship Island, one of the barrier islands of Mississippi that makes up Gulf Islands National Seashore. Beautiful white beaches lined by bright green grass and topped off with bright blue sky. And covered in tar balls and dirty shells. This is the new reality, and as I move forward and work on processing everything that the last ten days entailed, this image is going to be forever etched in my mind.

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August 20, 2010 at 14:07

Friday Photo: Pebbly Beach

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It’s been quiet on the blog recently. That’s because there’s been a whole lot of stuff going on at Under Solen and I’ve been feeling a bit swamped… in a good way. But next week I’ll be back in action. Until then, enjoy this photo of my favorite place of solace on a winter afternoon.

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January 29, 2010 at 06:00

Stormy Coastal Weekend

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Spent a girls’ weekend out at Rockaway Beach, Oregon and we were lucky enough to be caught right in the middle of an epic Oregon autumn storm. The waves were enormous and fluffy mounds of sea foam covered the shore. Ocean spray rose high in the air above the crashing water, reminding us of just how powerful nature can be. Plus I got to borrow a Nikon D80 for the trip which always makes me happy.

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November 8, 2009 at 18:48