Sunday, September 18, 2011

Found Balance


I caught this at a campsite that I came across while out hiking. It reminded me of this quote:
"Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony." Thomas Merton

Happy Sunday!

32 comments:

Eyeliquor said...

Cool!
Have a well balanced sunday :)

DANI said...

Uff, es como la vida, un monton de piedras bien puestas.

Kate said...

Cairns are fascinating. My kitchen windows have small cairns on them to remind me of one of my favorite places, Door County, Wi where I have spent many happy hours. I like yours quite a bit and wonder if it has a special meaning for someone?

DWei said...

I wonder how long it'll remain standing.

Regina K said...

Nice inspiration today Randy, Have a great Sunday yourself.

Luis Gomez said...

Excellent!

JM said...

Cairns always make think of Tibet, you can find them everywhere.

Cezar and Léia said...

I love the quotation, it's so true!
Perfect picture for this post!
hugs and bon dimanche!
Léia

Lúcia said...

Nice Sunday post Randy!
Have a good new week! ;-)

parker said...

Meaningful Quote and photo. May we all have Balance and Happiness in all we do, and the Patience to stack our deeds carefully.

Michaele said...

How true. Trying to imagine who did that and why. Also, who will knock it down and why.

TexWisGirl said...

don't we all need more of that in our days?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That's actually pretty cool Randy, wonder how long it took someone to get the right balance and if they felt relaxed or grrrrrr! after the experience! I hope it stays that way for a long time, loved the quote, perfect for the image.

Jacob said...

Excellent. Balance is not easy - esp. as you get older.

Once I tried New Balance shoes. Fell on my derriere. :-)

VP said...

I absolutely agree...

L.D. said...

Neat. I see them a lot in Big Sur and along hiking trails. Always pleasantly calming.

Olivier said...

belle sculpture en equilibre

Marty said...

this cairn is made with beautiful stones, full of energy I think !!
wish you a happy new week

PauloSilva said...

Oh thank you so much! Great photo, this one! Have a nice week!

Olga said...

I feel the urgent need to attain some balance in my life after observing this photos :)

Judy said...

Wonderful quote! I always find the most interesting things while hiking.

Carola said...

This is great. I like this kind of stone figures, saw them a lot in Canada (BC) in 2009.

Jack said...

Impressive, Randy. It is hard to understand how it remains intact, not a victim to winds or vandals.

Rae Walter said...

Always find stones piled like these interesting. Like your words Randy.

EG Wow said...

Great quote and the photo goes with it very well!

Dawn said...

Like it. Balance is a good thing. I'll remember this when the new week hits....

becky said...

Hiya Randy. Nice take on the balance factor. I do love cairns- not just for the cool way they look... but for the way they are placed by strangers as guidance along the way on some desolate trail. Sorry I haven't been by lately.. my internet connection has been sporadic at my sublet & still busy hunting for a home...

Teresa said...

So interesting. Haven't spotted on in AZ yet....but you never know.

Allison said...

I love Thomas Merton. A wonderful quote.

Jeff said...

A nice, calming image.

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Magpie said...

I love coming across these on a trail...it let's me know I'm not alone.

Janie said...

How true, and the simple fact that someone left this rock stack waiting for you to find it. Great post.