Mother Nature at Her Best

The Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica, circa 2006.
The Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica is one seven volcanoes throughout the country. The volcano used to erupt nightly and then remain shrouded in clouds during the day. I’m told the site remains active but the eruptions are not as spectacular as they once were. Shot in the Alajuela Province of Costa Rica, circa 2006.

 

 

Never give up

Never give up
On the surface, there is nothing spectacular or interesting about this image. Yet, it’s incredibly symbolic to me. While i was hiking the Inca Trial, there was a moment on the way up Dead Woman’s pass where i thought, ‘i can’t go any further.’ For some reason, i snapped a photo. After the trip, that pictures meaning skyrocketed. Whenever i felt like i couldn’t go any further, or i couldn’t do any more, i looked back at the image. On my recent ride, this was the moment, 8 miles from the finish, when i was ready to throttle my Dad and throw down my bike from exhaustion. And so one more time, i took a photo to be forever reminded to never give up. Photo taken outside of Belfast, ME circa June 2013.