Wednesday, May 2, 2012

X is Exquisite

Alphabe-Thursday time again. This week we celebrate the exemplary letter X.

X is for extreme - as in the rugged beauty and resilience we’ve seen,

excellent - as in the adventure we’ve had,

exhilarating - as in what we’ve felt as we’ve gazed upon this untouched place,

expansive - as in the landscape before us,

exotic - as in the plants, the animals and the remoteness,

and extraordinary - as in the opportunity to be here, and to witness unbelievable sights at every turn of the road.

X is for expressing my gratitude to a God who loves me enough to give me these exceptional experiences.

Our time in Patagonia is about to expire and we’re preparing to make our exit in a few more days. Vamos a extrañar este lugar tan especial. (We are going to miss this special place). But at the same time, we’re excited to be going home.

X is definitely extra special.

Head on over to Mrs. Jenny’s where X marks the spot and see what the other Alphabetarians are doing. And be sure to look both ways at the railroad X-ing!

XOXOX











































































18 comments:

jen said...

I can't decide if my favorite is the moon sliver peeking over the mountain or the white horse.

Unbelievable shots. Wow. You really outdid yourself this time.

Cathy Kennedy said...

Xtremely good photos, my friend! I'm a bit envious of your talent. My heart desire is to get serious with photography. Now with the kids all, but grown and almost out of the house I think it's time to embrace this once beloved hobby close again. Thanks for sharing your pictures - I love them!

The Impostor X

VBR said...

Gorgeous photos. I love the one of the rusty gears. And, the bedraggled geese/ducks. All of the landscapes are just beautiful.
Having all of these visual memories of your adventure is precious.

Judie said...

What a wonderful trip you have had, Anita! The photos are luscious! Thanks for the sweet comment on my post.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

lovely lovely shots! love the white horse (of course)...

xxoo,

RMW

Sue said...

When you get home, we will have to get busy on our new project!

I have been swamped, but I think things are going to slow down considerably once May is over...

=)

Karen S. said...

You sure have included the best of the best, and your opening words match the photos perfectly!

Annesphamily said...

I love your photos! They are amazingly beautiful! Glad you had such a fun trip! Thanks for sharing and enjoy the weekend, Hugs Anne

Ames said...

Wow! Amazing. I am in awe.~Ames

Pondside said...

The pictures capture the magic of that beautiful countryside and took me right back to '08 and our time there. I love the boat, the mountains, the little houses, the road in the mist.....

Naperville Now said...

Your photos are a feast. Thank you for posting the buffet.

Jo said...

I am almost breathless over the beauty of your shots ... such amazing contrasts in light and vegitation and well... everything .... the horse shot is totally eXquisite!

Vicki/Jake said...

Xtremely Xcellent Anita:) I hope you'll have some good stories to share when you get back...

Pam said...

I quite sure you need to go "National Geographic". We all miss you and we'll see you soon! XOXOXO

Cheryl D. said...

Patagonia is on my bucket list of places to visit, along with Iceland and Galapagos Islands.

VK said...

At first I thought this was Utah and you were just putting in seasonal changing pictures, but then the craggy mountains and amazing water features gave it away. What a beautiful world we live in. You are blessed to be able to see so much of it.
I think the fox on the deck needs to come back for lunch sometime.

Splendid Little Stars said...

What fabulous, stunning photographs you have! How beautiful is our Earth! How blessed you are to have seen these beautiful sights!

Jenny said...

I would really love to visit this country.

This is probably a dumb question, but did you have langugage difficulties?

That's why I think I'm always drawn to wanting to visit England...

These images are incredibly xcellent! I'm sorry your time has flown by so quickly!

Thanks for letting us hang out with you, though!

Safe travels and...

A+++