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Weekly Photo Challenge – Renewal

This post is in response to the  Weekly Photo Challenge : Renewal.

This picture was taken in July this year when we had a family reunion on a cruise to Alaska.  Specifically, we went that day to Skagway, and took a train ride up the White Pass.  You may recognize that this photo is quite similar to the one on the header.  But they are not the same.  The header photo includes trees and the tail of the train entering into the mountains. I am presenting these two pictures together , because these two pictures speak to each other.

Skagway, Alaska

The word “Renewal” to me means recharged, like recharging our energy.  It may also mean “refresh” like refreshing our memory, body and soul.  When I was on the train going up the mountain that day, I suddenly had a spiritual feeling.  I thought after the cruise, I may be able to recharge my energy, and refresh my brain.  The renewal process will actually be happening all the time, within our own soul, body and mind!  The beautiful nature is embracing us and we are ready for the Renewal!

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9 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge – Renewal

  1. Clanmother
    November 10, 2012

    Beautifully written…

  2. Jeni
    November 10, 2012

    It looks like the perfect place for that kind of soul-renewal …

    • friendlytm
      November 11, 2012

      Thanks so much! I will accept with pleasure. The badge is lovely!

  3. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal 2 « The (Urban-Wildlife) Interface

  4. island traveler
    November 15, 2012

    Breathtaking. Calms the heart indeed!

  5. eof737
    November 15, 2012

    Your photo is breathtaking! ;-)

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