Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon

This week’s photo challenge “to think ahead and show your work in a representative photo…something that you want to achieve — it could be setting a new goal, making plans…and imagine your new horizon.”

This picture best represents my desire keep pedaling my recumbent trike up a challenging hill on a bike path to a nearby state park, moving past that horizon and on to some additional “bike friendly” locations in the New Year.

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When cycling up a hill, it’s always a treat to see what’s over the horizon.

This “horizon” shot was taken during a fall ride with my daughter while on vacation in Florida.

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Finally, a fun encounter with a galloping “woolly bear” worm while cycling around Green Valley State Park. I can’t imagine his perspective of me as I appeared on his horizon…but I brake at woolly bear worm crossings.

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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is Sea

For more than 25 years, our family has made an almost annual pilgrimage to the Florida Emerald Coast with its wonderful white beaches and emerald-green waters. It is a time of reuniting with family members from all over the country and a chance to welcome those who have joined the family, either by birth or marriage.

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Santa Rosa Beach with Panama City Beach in the distance.

The walks on the beach, kayaking among the dolphins, cornhole competitions, and  family gatherings each evening for the sunset, give a much-needed break from the routines of life. In the background of all of these activities, the constant, rhythmic pounding of the sea’s waves on the beach supplies the soothing sounds that bring additional refreshment.

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Your throne was established long ago;
you are from all eternity.
The seas have lifted up, Lord,
the seas have lifted up their voice;
the seas have lifted up their pounding waves.
Mightier than the thunder of the great waters,
mightier than the breakers of the sea—
the Lord on high is mighty 
– Psalm 93:2-4 (NIV)

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