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Photos and Footprints

"Take only photos. Leave only footprints." - Unknown

This quote has crossed my mind often this weekend as my partner and I have spent the weekend hiking in the Red River Gorge area in the Daniel Boone National Forest. This is about two hours from home, but it's someplace we've not really explored yet (even though we've lived in Kentucky for 12 years now), so it seemed like a good place to go to celebrate her birthday. Our dog loves to hike with us, so we brought her along too. (Kitty stayed home with the house-sitter). We spent about three hours hiking each of the last two days. I had planned to post several photos yesterday, but discovered I left my card reader at home, so photos and a summary of the trails will have to wait until I get back.

I've discovered a few things:
Our 9-year-old dog has more energy than I do.What the forest service people refer to as an "easy" hike, is not necessarily easy.Hiking downhill is just as difficult as hiking uph…

Favorite Quotes

Since my high school days (some 26+ years ago), I've collected quotes I find meaningful. Quotes about all sorts of topics. Before the days of smartphones and awesome apps such as Evernote, I used to write the quotes in blank journals. I've filled quite a few of them over the years. Here are a few of my favorites:

"When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadquate, I shall be content with silence." - Ansel Adams
***  "The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away." - Pablo Picasso
***  "The limitation in your photography are in yourself." - Ernst Haas
***  "I've learned that people will forget what you said; people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou 
*** Do you have a favorite quote that holds a special meaning for you? If so, share it in the comments below.