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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED by Sarah Raplee

EXPLORING LAVA CASTS
MOUNT SAINT HELENS

Hi, I'm Sarah Raplee, author of Paranormal Romance.
I’ve always been a curious person. My dear husband is the same, which is a blessing. We’re both explorers at heart.


OCHOCO NATIONAL FOREST




The drive to discover informs nearly every aspect of my life. As a result my favorite places are roads less traveled:


PAINTED HILLS OF OREGON

CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTMENT
FT. STEVENS OREGON


back roads and byways; dusty paths and wild forest trails; pioneer cemeteries, mines and caves and ghost towns.




STANDING AT THE END OF THE ROAD


One of my favorite poems is The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost (from The Poetry of Robert Frost by Robert Frost.) 

I’m especially fond of the last verse.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

6 comments:

Judith Ashley said...

You are truly an "Explorer". Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures. I may not have any of me standing at the end of the road but I have lived a life where I, too, have taken the road less traveled by. Which one we take does make a profound difference in our lives.

Sarah Raplee said...

And what interesting lives we've had!

Lynn Lovegreen said...

Beautiful photos, Sarah! Thanks for sharing.

Diana McCollum said...

Loved your pictures! Seems like the road less traveled is the one that's more interesting!

Maggie Lynch said...

Great photos, Sarah. I can see that gypsy spirit in you and your husband. If I had unlimited funds and time I would travel at least 1/3rd of the year. Maybe one day, we will get to do that.

I too love that Robert Frost poem, The Road Not Taken. I believe that all writers choose a "road less traveled" because it is one that requires introspection and imagination. And through our writing we travel to places, visit people, and explore ideas that we may not ever be able to do in person.

Thanks for sharing.

Sarah Raplee said...

That's what makes writing so fun, Maggie! Thank you for stopping by.