Abundance of Riches
Reflecting at the end of a year of traumatic news stories (every year seems to qualify) and great personal loss (I lost both parents in recent months), I still find countless things to be grateful for.
Among the many things I’m thankful for, the healing power of nature stands out every year. It is a consistent force of goodness that has helped me since earliest childhood, improved my severely autistic son’s life, and helped our family move forward amidst extraordinary challenges.
Sorting methodically through two or three hundred hike images to choose ten photos for each Hike Notes post allows me to revisit a trail.
Choosing a single photo for a standalone Insights post can be tough.
Last week’s “Persistence” Insights featured a sunset shot that I chose after winnowing down from over a hundred shots to eighteen. I struggled to make a final choice.
For this week’s image , I wanted to share four of the runner up photos from that sunset visit to Lovers Point in Pacific Grove. One location in a brief visit offered a treasure trove of stunning images.
As we look toward the new year, may we all recall people, places and events that brightened our past year. Let us celebrate the positives as we navigate the inevitable negatives. Keep putting one foot forward!
This week’s HikingAutism Hike Notes from the archives is Asilomar State Beach, another stunning beach in Pacific Grove, California, close to the site of the sunset images featured in this post taken at Lovers Point.
This week’s Hike Notes from the Archives:
(Original Hike Notes 76): Asilomar State Beach
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