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If the rings on this turtle’s shell are connected to its age, it must be very old. He was probably two and a half feet long and probably twenty inches across.  A man with a van had him and a couple of other smaller turtles in a grassy area next to a parking lot. He was collecting money to help buy food for them. The details in this beautiful creature are astounding.  I took some photos and gave the man a little to help him on his way.

Magnificent  rings
reveal years of this ancient
survivor’s journey
Hard shell protects body parts
A place he feels right at home


Photo: Dwight L. Roth


Down the Road


Motherhood is such a great responsibility. Today Amaya’s post, Vistas, discussing motherhood and spirituality.  She is a stay at home mom who has taken time off work to raise her family. The busyness seems at times to be overwhelming.  Parents have an awesome, but rewarding responsibility. This was my response to her great post.

Check out her blog and read the whole post.

Down the road

a few years,

you will look back

and realize

although the vista

was desired,


it was really

the journey

that is most rewarding.

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Read her whole post here:

Photo: Dwight L. Roth

The Road You Take


The Road You Take

There is only one road in your life

That is the road you take

Broad or narrow

You may stand in the snowy woods

Or the middle of the desert

The foot of a mountain

Or the edge of the jungle

But for you there are not two roads

There are no what ifs

No I wish I hads

There is only the road you take

Your future is where you are headed

It is only the choice you make

This road your take

Will define your present

And  your future


Painting – Gospel Hill Road: Dwight L. Roth

Three Day Quote Challenge #3


Three Day Quote Challenge Day #3

I would like to thank Zenyswords for nominating me for the Three Day Quote Challenge. It has been very stimulating to exchange ideas and photos with all of you on this blog.

My quote today comes from J.R.R.Tolkien and sums up what I believe in relation to seeking  truth in my life. Just because I question or challenge the existing parameters does not mean I have no faith nor that I am not a believer. It means I want to understand what it is that I truly believe.

“Not all those who wander are lost.”J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring


Rules of the challenge:

1.Three quote for three days. 2.Three nominees each day(no repetition). 3.Thank the person who nominated you. 4.Inform the nominees.


My Nominees for today are:


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Hobbiton Shire Mural Painting: Dwight L. Roth