Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Of course we dipped in the lake!

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It just doesn't look that far, does it? Rest assured that peak would take a while to summit. The first 14er that we did is behind at that peak.
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This zoomed in picture and later pictures I post may give more perspective on the size of the mountains and the surrounding areas.
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This lake actually wasn't as cold as a lake we went into at a similar elevation last year when we hiked mount Sneffels. By we I mean me and my brother. Even though it was snowing on us most of the day and snowed a bunch when we left, we took the opportunity to get in the lake. These pictures are from the day before the snow.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Surroundings

On the way to the hike in Colorado I saw these two views on each side of the road.
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Monday, August 25, 2008

Driving while photographing

Well I've done this a few of times, because sometimes it's the only option. Here is a photo I took while driving to Pagosa Springs after our hikes in Colorado.
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Thursday, August 21, 2008

The one who captures my mind

Well God is the one who captures my heart and mind. God who is both Nirgun (unmanifest) and SarGun (manifest). The pictures on this blog are of the Sargun God. God in all forms inspires me daily and I try to share that inspiration here.
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This is the beloved columbine, which I've never seen below 11-12,000 feet.
The beauty of this flower has captured my mind so often, but I only found out this time that it's fragrance matches its presence. It is a magnificent work of God's art.
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Note to Gurumustuk Singh Ji (I hope he sees this): These are some of the stunning photos I promised - hehe. More to follow later :-)
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These pictures are after it snowed the night before.
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My brother and my friend walking ahead. I was still taking photos. I don't get to see this flower often or in abundance so I had to get some good photos :-)
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This was the first columbine we saw, it was right near the path, the other we searched for and my brother spotted. This was taken the day before the snow. This particular group didn't have the deep purple that makes such a beautiful contrast.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

One of my favorite things to do :-)

Cliff jumping!
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This rock was the best height for diving. Not too high to hurt and not too low for the dive to be boring :-)

p.s. I'll put more of the amazing mountain pics up soon.

Monday, August 18, 2008

God is the best gardener

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I'm pretty sure God is the only gardener above 12,000 feet and the gardens are just amazing :-)

I gotta upload my pictures!

I have some amazing photos from this weekend. Well I assume they are amazing, because what I saw was amazing and I took photos of what I saw (I haven't yet looked at the photos). Seriously these photos are going to blow your mind... or maybe not, since they are similar to other photos on my blog :-) but a rare few get to see such beauty in their lives, and an even rarer few, like myself, get to see it often :-)
I don't mean this as some kind of proud statement, just that I feel very blessed in this life, and I love that I get to share all the beauty that encompasses me.
I went camping and had incredible views. So stay tuned :-)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Photos from March

I was going through my flickr account and found some pictures from March that I didn't post. I have some new photos to post, I just haven't uploaded them yet.
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Just outside EspaƱola after a recent snow. This was a few days after a recent snow and a lot of snow had already melted.
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Monday, August 11, 2008

Flashback to my Gymnast days

I remember when Joey Hagerty was a little brat who got too much attention from everybody. Now I'm watching him in the olympics. He certainly proved to be really good and I'm happy for him carrying forward the tradition of great New Mexican gymnasts. I haven't seen him in probably 15 years, but he may still remember one of the two turban wearing gymnasts from New Mexico.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Shout out

I got to give a shout out to my man Gurvinderpal Singh Ji! He spent a few months here in EspaƱola and we all enjoyed his company. He's one of those guys who uses his knowledge in Punjabi to understand Gurbani (some of my favorite people :-) and it was nice having him around. If anybody in Atlanta is reading this, you're lucky to have a member of your sangat back. Good luck to Gurvinderpal Singh Ji in his studies.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

What you can do with 6x zoom

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Spot the truck for reference :-)
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I bought my camera to take advantage of the 6x zoom. I wanted something with a lot of zoom that would still fit in my pocket. Unfortunately it's a bit bulky, so I would like to get something smaller with the same zoom. I need to find it first.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Just not dumb enough

Maybe if all my decisions were based on feelings and stereotypes I would be dumb enough to vote for Obama or McCain. Unfortunately for them, and fortunately for myself, I'm just not dumb enough.
Here is an interesting article:
Obama And McCain: Two Sides Of The Same Coin
A few points to consider:
"That’s a half Billion Dollars between Hillary Clinton and the “sainted” Barack Obama. Where did they get this money, from ordinary people that are loosing their homes to foreclosure that are working two jobs because their good job was outsourced by corporations that wanted to cut costs? Are they getting donations from people that can’t make the minimum on their credit card bills? You tell me."

" I’ll save you the trouble of looking on your own. Go to WWW.Opensecrets.org, a website that was made so everyday people like you and I could find these things out. The Center for Responsive politics tell you who gave and who got from whom. Check it out, or are you afraid of being disillusioned? If you care about the truth, take your look and see who’s behind the campaigns. You’ll see who corporate America is betting on to keep the status Quo. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the same Military-Industrial-Corporate-Complex is behind both candidates of the two major parties."

"He (Obama) even went so far to say that they never should have been able to be on the ballot, because there was evidence before the elections that they would win. How’s that for a “believer in Democracy”. Don’t let the people’s choice get a chance to run."

Friday, August 01, 2008

Aavaho Sikh Satguroo Kay Piaareeho

"Come, O beloved Sikhs of the True Guru, and sing the True Word of His Bani."

The sweet nectar of God's name,
into my mind and body it came.
When I joined with the saints;
my body the canvas, the word as the paints.

I painted a mural colorful and bright,
pleasing to my ears as well as my sight.
The Guru's masterpiece took residence in my heart.
Come, O beloved Sikhs, lets enjoy this most beautiful art.