Saturday, January 6, 2007

“Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us” ~ Oscar Wilde


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I have decided to jump on yet another bandwagon and join the Saturday Photo Scavenge which I came across over on Skittles' blog. It seems simple enough - each week you just post a photo based on the week's theme.

The theme for this week is "Memory" and the picture above is just that - a memory of the time that I rode the rails of Amtrak from Sacramento, California to Worcester, Massachusetts all by myself. This particular picture was taken on September 23rd, 2002 as we were riding through Colorado - a State that is beautiful when you drive through it but is even more so when you ride through it via the train. This turn in the tracks is in the foothills before you start ascending into the Rockies.

Even though I did a lot of inward reflection on this trip (it wasn't one of my better trips to California and there was a lot to think about on the way home), I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the country from the window of my cabin. I've driven across country more times than I can remember and always marveled at its majesty but this trip was one of my most memorable and one that I really wouldn't mind taking again sometime if time and finances ever permitted.

Saturday Photo Scavenger Hunt Participants
1. sarala
2. LibertyBelle
3. Skittles
4. Mike
5. Becci-PowersTwinB
6. Crazy Working Mom
7. Rach
8. empress bee (of the high sea)
9. tnchick
10. Angelo
11. Barbara H.

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  1. Hey, I'm not often first.
    I like the Wilde quote and the story you have linked to your memory photo. I have been on a few long train trips and they tend to be very relaxed and reflective.

  2. Hello and welcome to the hunt!
    Love the quote and a very beautiful photo - the colors are so vivid!
    Thank you for dropping by
    happy weekend

  3. First and foremost I would like to thank you for visiting my site and commenting. Your image is one of those images that belong on a poster. The only memory I have from a train ride is quite boring. It was a trip to Boston from New London, CT. The reason why it wasn't so wonderful was because it was raining and it was close to getting dark :)

    Welcome to the hunt!
    Happy Hunting

  4. I love the picture, the quote, the memory and the link lol :) Welcome to Photo Hunt!

    P.S. Mike is my hubby lol

  5. A great photo for the hunt. It makes me want to take a trip via train. The scenery is so beautiful. Thanks for stopping my blog.

  6. Hi! Thank you so much for visiting my first Photo Hunt posting today! I look forward to checking your blog out often! Come back soon!

  7. Hi Linda! Yes, a link to me is fine and I will do the same! Thanks! Have a great weekend.

  8. Awesome Blog. I have also posted my 1st hunt! : )

    Crazy Working Mom

  9. Welcome to the photo hunt. Lovely picture. Nice to read about your memorable trip. Hope you can have another marvelous trip soon. Thanks for sharing.

  10. That's one part of the country "Mrs. Bulldog" & I haven't seen yet. about beautiful!! Gives us something to look forward to, I guess. Who'd thought that train trips could be so cool!? Hope to see lot's more photos in the future. If you need any for your scavenger hunt, let me know, maybe we have some you can use.

  11. Wow, that's a pretty place! Beautiful.

  12. Anonymous7:11 PM EST

    What beautiful scenery! Would love to take the train cross-country some day, must've been a very contemplative atmosphere. That's a great quote by Oscar Wilde.... Welcome to the Photohunt!

  13. Anonymous10:39 AM EST

    I have always wanted to take a train ride. That looks like a lovely view.

    Thanks for visiting!


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