Thursday, March 31, 2011


 my shadow on the descent from O'Cebreiro to the green of Galicia

"Shine through me and be in me 
so that every soul I come in contact with 
may feel your presence in my spirit."

~Blessed John Henry Newman
 quote found on Becky Eldredge's blog

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Glorious Dawn

  the landscape just past Astorga, early one morning following a thunderstorm

“Let the splendour of your glory dawn in our hearts.”

~Liturgy of the Hours 
 Quote from Picturing God Blog

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Everyday miracles

A few of the many wildflowers seen beside the path en route for Rabanal del Camino

“Take time to celebrate the quiet miracles that seek no attention.”

~John O’Donohue

h/t: quote seen on the Picturing God blog.

Friday, March 4, 2011


 Spring appearing on the descent from the Aubrac Plateau

"Courage doesn't always roar. 
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice 
at the end of the day saying, 
"I will try again tomorrow." 

~Mary Anne Radmacher

Occasionally there were 'hard days' on the Camino.
One such day was the first day of crossing the Aubrac Plateau when I got so wet and cold. 
It wasn't the wet and cold that was so hard, it was the fact I was walking alone in those conditions, 
and knew there was a chance of becoming hypothermic, alone. 

So the next morning, I had to 'make myself' walk on.... 
I had to take my own courage by the scruff of the neck 
and walk on for the second day of the Aubrac crossing. 
And at the end of the day as I descended from the Plateau to a lower altitude,
even though I felt exhausted
there was the joy of seeing the world around me
change into early spring...