Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Macro (Acorn)

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Acorn

This tiny acorn fell from its Oak tree and landed at my feet in front of Starbucks where Ryan and I were relaxing with iced coffee and cookies after his first day of High School.  We decided there must be a connection between the potential for growth in both the acorn and a young freshman that is stronger than mere coincidence so this little nut is now part of Ryan’s good luck charm collection reminding him of all the exciting things ahead as he grows and learns about the world.

Posted as part of Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge:  Macro.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance

“Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Endurance

We made it to the turn around point of our Klahhane Ridge adventure with nothing more than plain clothes, old shoes and an eye for nature.  Good humor and good silence are how we made our way back down.  Never underestimate the value of a walk.

Posted as part of the Weekly Photo Challenge:  Endurance.