Sunday, August 21, 2011

Magnificent Monday: Rock















The pictures here were taken just out side of Sisters Oregon. The reason for this particular place for this post, is the strength of heart and mind of our countries pioneers. The tenacity of a people that seems to get lost with all of the petty arguments of today's time. Our ancestors built trails and roads through some horrific areas all with the determination of a better life for their families and country. The pictures and plaques tell the story.

Jim of "Holes in my soles", has begun posting Magnificent Monday: Posts with a theme for celebration of life; one each week, I am posting at http://holesinmysoles.blogspot.com. Join us for this journey by reading commenting and posting your own Magnificent Monday.

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11 comments:

  1. I think this post is magnificent Jan. Very graphically portraying the harsh lives of the early pioneers. John Craig death reminds us how life could be lost deliverimng a letter- today we hit a keyboard and click 'Submit>"

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  2. I am amazed with the photos Jan,,,specially the last one... so nice...difinitely follow and visit more

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  3. It is amazing to think what the ancestors did before political campaigns were 24/7/365 days a year Wonderful story and photos

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  4. Ah Jim thank you so much. I have visited this place many times, it is only a short distance from my home. Every time I see this I think of how easy our lives have become here in America and how lazy we are in so many aspects of our lives.

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  5. @ eigroj, thank you for being here.


    @Eileen, Thank you for visiting and for your comment.

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  6. Wow, what a descent of history here. I really enjoyed this Jan. Thanks for leaving me your link :)

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  7. Great post to bring to mind the strength and accomplishments of our ancestors. I've always enjoyed visiting places like this, too.

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  8. I was with your page since last night. I love the imagery you used for your rock--'built' by the pioneers and therefore, stands unshaken through time except for the never ending arguments on boundaries.

    This is a new place for me and I wish to say a prayer for this rock.

    Loved it Jan... will catch up with most of the posts I missed in your page... I think you have two blogs...

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  9. Thank you Anna for stopping by, and checking out my post, I am glad you enjoyed it.

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  10. I love historical places as well. I can learn from them, but book a history book in front of me and I am asleep. Sad but true. Thank you for looking at my post.

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  11. Thank you Melissa, I am glad to have you here, my posts on this blog run the gammit of emotions, be aware of that. I do have a 2nd blog for my photos. this is the link: http://jovanesphotos.blogspot.com/

    Thank you for being here.

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