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“I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mountains… Bavarian Alps with Hohenschwangau Castle in foreground

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mountains… Bavarian Alps with  Lake Alpsee & Hohenschwangau Castle in foreground

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mountains… Bald Mountain Sun Valley, Idaho

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mountains… Bald Mountain,  Ketchum & Sun Valley, Idaho

Whenever I am around mountains, I am reminded of the magnificence of God and nature. I can stand and stare at a mountain for hours, watching the clouds and sun shift directions creating fascinating backdrop designs against the mountain range. When I travel, I look around for nearby mountains and when possible, I would try to visit and spend some time nearby.

Typically, many have bodies of water at the base or nearby and I find the air around mountains fresh; albeit sometimes thin. The pictures I added were taken at various points over the last couple of years. I have more but they are packed away, saved on discs and usb drives in cartons and such. I took the first picture above on my visit to Munich in the Bavaria region; specifically shot on a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle. The second picture was taken on a training trip to Idaho.

“You can never conquer the mountain. You can only conquer yourself.” James Whittaker

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mountains… Mount Rainier, Seattle

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mountains… Mount Rainier, Washington

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mountains… Mount Fuji, Japan

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mountains… Mount Fuji, Japan

I have fond memories of our family trip to Japan and Mount Fuji was a hot stop on our travels. Sadly, we stopped at the 12th Station because of bad weather so our pictures were mostly fuzzy. Nevertheless, the journey and visit to other sites were memorable. Mount Rainier was so serene when I caught my first glimpse of it and I believe that is Puget Sound below… So quiet and nary a wave. It is one of my favorites… I love Washington state so I have another picture, Olympic Mountains, taken in the area too.

***While on the subject of mountains, my heart goes out to all in London and the rest of the UK, over the recent sad and unpleasant events. My prayers go out to Mr. Duggan’s family and to all who are hurting over the way things have unfolded… Violence is not an answer, so I pray that solutions to the rage and rioting will be found. My prayer/wish is for people to live peacefully and equitably in the UK… Blessings to all. 🙁

There are more shots below. Enjoy!

There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same” Chinese Proverb

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mountains…Teton Mountains Jackson Hole, Wyoming... with the invisible lady.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mountains… Teton Mountains, Jackson Hole,Wyoming… with the invisible lady.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mountains… Olympic Mountains, Washington

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mountains… Olympic Mountains, Washington

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mountains… Rocky Mountains as seen from Denver, Co

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mountains… Rocky Mountains as seen from Colorado

The shot of the Rocky Mountains was taken from a hotel room, hence the distance… I loved the colors in the sky and the shadows the mountain range created and so I added it. The Olympic Mountain shot was taken on a trip to Seattle and on the same day I took the photo of Mount Rainier. I love that area and would visit again. Okay, have a chuckle when you see that blue invisible lady. I chose to delete myself from the shot as I felt it would detract from the Teton Range mountain view… Whatever! The Teton Mountains are truly magnificent and have the brightest sky, cleanest air, and flattest space for distances. I was awestruck there. I also took some shots of buffalo and other wildlife… yes, packed away. Packing is taking up blog visit time lately, but I am continuing to catch up. Please be patient with me. 🙂

This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Weekly Photo Challenge – Mountains

Positive Motivation Tip: For every obstacle/mountain we overcome, there is a mountain of grace waiting on the other side.

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

19 Comments leave one →
  1. 11/08/2011 1:01 am

    Mountains are great, and they inhabit a beautiful spiritual essence. You have been to some magnificient places Liz, thanks for sharing your photos.

    • 11/08/2011 1:39 am

      Thank you for your comment Walter and apologies for my absence on blogs of late… Lots of changes in my world and not enough hours in a day. I am working steadily through everyone’s blog to catch up. Thanks for your patience! 🙂

  2. 11/08/2011 3:31 am

    I have never seen the mts up close…always in photo’s or tv, or movies. What a nice display of photo’s, thanks.

  3. 11/08/2011 3:58 am

    I have to agree that whenever I am around mountains I am reminded of the magnificence of God and nature. I think that is why I love the mountains. Enjoyed your post. 🙂

  4. 11/08/2011 4:21 am

    “You can never conquer the mountain.
    You can only conquer yourself.”
    James Whittaker
    thanks for your metaphors, Eliz,
    changing common photo topics into psychology …

  5. 11/08/2011 7:10 am

    I have a sense of admiration for the mountais, bring raised in a mountain state of West Virginia. Mountains are beautiful, full of God’s amazing beauty, full of magnificient nature trails, and most of all their beauty.

  6. 11/08/2011 7:11 am

    Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing. BTW, MLK, Jr. was quoting Isaiah 40:4-5!

  7. 11/08/2011 7:58 am

    Great shots, Elizabeth!
    Always a beach/water person, I’m now looking at mountains in a whole different light.
    Thanks for sharing,

  8. 11/08/2011 8:22 am

    Beautiful photos! The mountains are so serene. Like InsideJourneys, I’m an ocean person, but I do love to take in the mountains from time to time, as well.

  9. 11/08/2011 8:37 am

    Inspirational photos and post. Thank you. -Theresa

  10. 11/08/2011 9:29 am

    Great shots.There are various expression about mountains.They are like human beings.:)

  11. 11/08/2011 10:56 am

    I love mountains. The third and fourth graders study biomes, habitats, landforms, and I love typing into those units.

  12. 11/08/2011 11:44 am

    The invisible lady is the 8th wonder of the World?? LOL!

    I’m a beach person, but do enjoy driving through the mountains, especially in the fall when the color is wild and wonderful
    Thanks Eliz!
    p.s. I can’t find your email address anywhere, so could you email me?

  13. 11/08/2011 1:04 pm

    All the photos are good, but my favourite is the Bavarian Alps 🙂

  14. 11/08/2011 3:17 pm

    I love hiking to waterfalls along mountain streams. 😀

  15. 11/08/2011 5:59 pm

    I am so in love with mountains! I’m moving to a little mountain town at the end of month and Can’t Wait!!!

  16. 11/08/2011 6:27 pm

    Beautiful–I especially like the Bavarian Alps photo–and your narration is inspiring, too. Thanks for the link! 🙂

  17. 11/08/2011 6:36 pm

    mountains are very zen-like–love your collection, eliz.

  18. 13/08/2011 4:01 am

    Hi Elizabeth. Beautiful scenes on your photos. Awe…the magnificent presence of God. Makes me want to be there. Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my post and leaving a comment, and the pingback. Happy packing, moving, etc. Much success to you.

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