I have left the Vicarage in Amanda and Brenda’s capable hands for the week, and I have headed into the Berkshires and the Catskills for a writing and praying breakaway
Philippines or Bust Pt. 14
Our arrival at Nature’s Eye
Who may climb the mountain of the Lord?
Who may stand in his holy place?
4 Only those whose hands and hearts are pure,
who do not worship idols
and never tell lies. Psalm 24:3,4
Are you climbing the mountain? Describe your experience?
Since I had little money to spend on extravagances this year I chose to take several free galavants through the countryside for my vacation.
One of the places I hiked was Doane’s Falls in Royalston MA. Doanes is just at the outlet of the Miller’s River as it makes its way into the Tully Dam spillway.
The first time I walked the falls was with my grandparents when I was a little boy. I don’t think I have walked all the way through to Tully since.
Usually the head waters of the falls are broiling making it very dangerous to swim. Many a diver has jumped into the pool never to reemerge. With the little rainfall we have had the first falls are reduced to a mere trickle of their usual volume.
Several boasters were taking advantage of the summer heat out on the Tully Dam waterway. It was a beautiful summer day and the whole hike took me about an hour and a half. When you visit bring plenty of water, bug spray and mind the poison ivy!
This week Ailsa has asked us to TAKE OFF OUR MASKS AND DISPLAY THEM FOR THE WORLD TO SEE.
Click the underlined link to see a world of masks at Ailsa’s site.
Here are mine with a few quotes thrown in for good measure:
“We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin.”
― André Berthiaume
“Nothing is more real than the masks we make to show each other who we are.”
― Christopher Barzak,
“The irony of life is that those who wear masks often tell us more truths than those with open faces.”
― Marie Lu,
This week Cee has CONTINUED HER FARAWAY THEME FOR HER BLACK & WHITE CHALLENGE.
Check out the underlined link to see more far away images. Here are some more of mine: