castles in the mist and ladders to the sky

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    Oh man, it's ladders to the sky,
    Building up a high-rise.
    Oh man, we won't last long,
    But we're giving it our best try.
    Don't you know you're alive?
    You know you're alive.

    Music Monday today features We Are The Tide by Blind Pilot.

    And actually, this was not a castle but rather a well-formed pile of stones, found while hiking at Silver Star Mountain last Fall. But it does lead the mind to imagining things, doesn't it?

    I'll probably continue to be a bit scarce on Flickr. I still take time to upload two or three times per day, but I haven't been writing nearly as much to go with my posts (usually) and I tend to get around to commenting and answering emails twice weekly or so. And that, I think, is a good balance for me. The weather is ripe for hiking and running and biking, there are good books to be read... and perhaps most excitingly, there are books to be written. I finally feel as though the ideas in my head for a book have come along enough to write them down (and a once-weekly Writer's Block meeting has helped immensely), and therefore I'm spending more time forming sentences into chapters and a bit less time editing photos.

    Image made with my Hasselblad 500 C/M.

    {no rest for the wicked}, and 46 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. McCoy352 35 months ago | reply

      Danielle, I am pleased to hear that you are writing. It is one of your greatest gifts in my humble opinion. It is always great being able to enjoy a quality photograph, but even better knowing that there is a motivation or a story behind it. Combined excellence for those of us that enjoy both :)))

    2. ...arpi... 35 months ago | reply

      very beautiful

    3. Hyun Yu 35 months ago | reply

      Evocative and moody. Thank you for sharing!

    4. mtngrlkd 35 months ago | reply

      Exciting news about you writing Danielle. Wishing you a most happy and adventurous hiking season!

    5. n.white1 35 months ago | reply

      the mist, and those colours! so perfect together.
      and a book definitely sounds exciting! i hope to be able to read it someday :)

    6. Mr. Wendal 35 months ago | reply

      Awesome image!!

    7. Cristian Agostini ( ex Maleficus_1 :) 35 months ago | reply

      nice image as always, and good luck for the book!... ;)

    8. Glen~P 35 months ago | reply

      I agree. It is interesting that a well formed pile of stones can lead us to believe we're seeing a castle, especially through fog or cloud. Well done here, Danielle. Lovely colour in the foreground leaves.

      You do what feels right for you. I'm certainly behind your decision to put words to paper and have a book come of it. Best wishes, Danielle.

    9. Structure & Spontaneity by .K. [deleted] 35 months ago | reply

      lovely mood and
      awesome song!
      love blind pilot! :-)
      good luck with your
      book; i'm sure it will be
      a great offering. you are
      so very talented!

    10. Holden Richards 35 months ago | reply

      oh wow is this ever so lovely! beautiful image.

    11. [Photom] 35 months ago | reply

      beautiful... murky and vibrant at the same time.

      I wish you the best with your words, Danielle.

    12. Larissa84* 35 months ago | reply

      you are your misty forest scenes- this is beautiful and your words fit the image perfectly! and if you ever want a partner in crime for a hike, I'd totally be down for joining you.

    13. just.like.that. 35 months ago | reply

      A wonderful colorful image, one can feel the atmosphere and moisty air. Liked the song too, especially the drums.
      Hooray for your book project! I can translate your book into Swedish when you´re done :)

    14. jrobblee 35 months ago | reply

      Lovely colours that fades so beautifully in the background haze. Great shot

    15. Shawna Lemay 35 months ago | reply

      a thousand kinds of goodness. sigh!

    16. *TLM* 35 months ago | reply

      love that mystery provided by the mist

    17. rsc_escher 35 months ago | reply

      Beautiful image, and super colors here, wonderful work once again...

      and please, write, take the time, etc! Do update on the progress when you can however!

    18. cube-pics 29 months ago | reply

      Amazing pic !

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