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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Pardon Me, Mr. Frost...

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

This final stanza of Robert Frost’s poem, "The Road Not Taken" has a special place in my heart. Metaphorically, it is the voice in my head encouraging me to go my own way creatively.

I spent the last week in and around Yosemite National Park, so Frost’s words had a more literal meaning as I hiked through the beauty of the Sierras.

Here are some images along my “roads.”

The road MORE travelled by (AKA scary mountain yard art):

The road LESS traveled by (AKA *Sigh*):

Happy travels on your summer roads.


  1. Love the balanced rock. Nice photos. Great poem with a worthwhile message.

    Tossing It Out

  2. Oh, looks like a lovely hiking trip! : )

    That Frost poem has always been special to me too.

  3. I absolutely LOVE Yosemite. No matter where you look, there's something majestic. Except the mountain yard art...I've never seen that there. The residents must have put it out special for you :D

  4. Lee B. - That rock is wild to see in person.

    Lee R. - I think "Road Not Taken" was one of the first poems that really stuck with me.

    Julie - Yosemite is a little piece of Heaven on Earth.

  5. WOW! I absolutely LOVE the last two pics especially. It always inspires me to be in cool places like that.

  6. Ah! Just gorgeous! You have made my day by posting my favorite poem and the one place I want to visit more than anything. Seriously! It is a dream of mine:)

  7. I'm rather partial to funky yard art. It inspires me, but I'm weird. My family says so and I love them, so I have believe they tell me the truth. Since I live with a redwood forest as a constant friend, I'm partial to tree-inspiration as well.

    Lovely glimpses of roads traveled--a lot and not so much--and back at you for best summer travel wishes.

  8. Love the pictures. The one of the tree over the river is scary. I think I'll skip on that one. I know I'll fall in. My balance sucks. ;)

  9. Deana - Yosemite is worth every amount of effort it takes to get there. It will stop your heart.

    Lee - I too have a penchant for goofy yard art. You should see the ones I didn't put in the post.

    Stina - I'm with ya sista. I'm not going on that log.

  10. I can't believe I missed this post! Such beautiful pictures. I love Robert Frost poems. I actually have a three-volume biography of him and his poetry~ I'm a big fan, so it was cool to see an excerpt from one of his poems. Thanks!

  11. Thanks, Jess. I agree, Robert Frost is a rock star!