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Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Me, @ Lake Lucille, Wasilla, AK ( this is at around 11 pm )
Why jump? There are so many pictures already out there of people in mid-air. What makes the jump picture special? Well, let me count the ways.....
1. Jumping reminds me of high jump, one of my favorite activities when I was a kid. Though I cannot anymore jump way above my head ( justification: I am way taller now) without injuring myself, but the act of jumping still gives fun! When we were kids, I saw jumping as a competitive physical activity. I should not touch the rope or the stick before anyone else in high jump! Now, several decades later, jumping is merely for fun, a celebration that I still can jump :)
2. For pure fun :)
Here are some more jumping pictures we did while we were in Alaska.
Me @ Harding Icefield, Kenai Fjords National Park, AK
My Hubby, also at Harding Icefield, Kenai Fjords National Park, AK
My Cousin, at Lake Lucille, Wasilla, Alaska
Jumping for me is also a symbol of not simply waiting for those elusive dreams to happen, but a symbol of readiness and of fitness to explore the stars in your dreams. 

I'm a dreamer. I have to dream and reach for the stars, and if I miss a star then I grab a handful of clouds." - Mike Tyson


  1. this is such a beautiful post Betchai!!! not only does it make me feel like jumping right at this very moment but it reminds me so much of the new life that i have after my not too life threatening surgery a year and several months ago...it does seem so long ago...back then when i was confined in bed i had the sickening feeling i might not be able to explore the world again...and then miraculously i bounced back to good health and i thank God everyday for it...and know what helped me heal easily...the inspiration i get from my special friends like you who though far makes me feel great and loving the joys of simple life...i'm going to capture my jump very soon hehehehe, love all those shots!!! the last one, that of your cousin's with a reflection is simply perfect...and you of course look like wonderwoman up there...love yah! weeeeee

  2. I love all your jump shot, and can feel my stomach tightened seeing everyone in the air like that.

  3. The angle on those shots is amazing. You look like you are jumping off the mountain.

  4. cool scenery and jumping is pretty cool too...

  5. Amazing capture! Looks as if everyone is flying in the air..

  6. Beth, my goodness such wonderful motion shots! I love each one. The essence of joy and excitement have been captured beautifully. Just looking at each one makes me smile. :) Such happy adventure.


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