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Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand

Can there be anything more grand than the magnificent mountains?! And we are fortunate in California to have one of the grandest mountain ranges, the Sierra Nevadas. Its grandest and tallest peak is the tallest in the contiguous 48 states, Mt. Whitney, and it rises to 14,505 feet.
Taken from one of the 99 switchbacks on the way to Mt. Whitney. If you look closely you can see two of the switchbacks below. A crooked path, indeed. But what a view from the top!

Taken from one of the 99 switchbacks on the way to Mt. Whitney. If you look closely you can see two of the switchbacks below. A crooked path, indeed. But what a view from the top! Grand!!

Advent
by Sr. Christine Schenk, CSJ
I wait
with quickened hope
for crooked paths
to straighten,
with tough-soul’d
anguish,
while blinded
keepers of the keys
shut out
God’s own.
(If such a thing
were possible.)
I wait,
and will not be
dismayed.
For tiny shoot
of Jesse tree
took root in me
to love
transform,
give sight
set free.
Source: National Catholic Reporter, December 12, 2003 – found on the Education for Justice website.
Posted by opreach on December 10, 2013

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