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Weekly Photo Challenge – Big #4 -Mendenhall Glacier and Nugget Falls, Juneau, Alaska


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This is my 4th entry in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge:  Big.

The pictures were taken in September, 2012, during a family reunion trip  on a cruise from Seattle to Alaska.  This was my second time visiting this beautiful site within two years.   It was raining last time but we were lucky this time.  Although there was heavy rain in the morning, the rain stopped when we arrived.  Therefore we were able to walk into the Nugget Falls trail and see both the glacier and the falls.

Don’t you think that the glacier and the falls are “big” with the “little” people there?  I was one of the little people.  I suddenly became philosophical.  Let me ask you a question:  How do you see yourself in the huge universe?   You reply: How do I see myself amidst the phenomena of nature?

Obviously I don’t know the answer.  Somehow I found this quote which seems to be relevant: “Our task must be to free ourselves…by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.” ~Albert Einstein

What do you think?   I am still waiting for an answer!

Happy Wednesday!

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5 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge – Big #4 -Mendenhall Glacier and Nugget Falls, Juneau, Alaska

  1. Clanmother
    October 17, 2012

    An excellent question. We are surrounded by vastness, yet it is only when we understand that we are part of that vastness do we know our place, our way to participate.

    • friendlytm
      October 17, 2012

      Rebecca: thanks so much for your comments which are always inspiring to me!

      • Clanmother
        October 17, 2012

        You create a space for great discussions. :)

  2. island traveler
    October 19, 2012

    Just took my breath away. These images are beautiful…

    • friendlytm
      October 19, 2012

      Thank you for stopping by. Indeed they are beautiful.

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