Who Said It Would Be Easy and Perseverance

I have attached two captures I took that seem pertinent to what we are all collectively facing right now. They both have a common visual aspect that caught my eye and truly says it all.

The location is Red Rock National Conservation Area just west of Las Vegas. The two prints captured rock climbers at different stages. If you look at the pictures, you’re probably saying “What rock climbers, Kirt?” or maybe something less polite. That’s the beauty of these captures I didn’t even see until later. The rocks are stunning unto themselves and you truly get the size of these cliffs when you see the rock climbers. In this first one look closely in the middle of the frame just right of center. You will see three climbers by looking at the one in a bright red jacket. Now the size of the task rears its ugly head.

This shows three climbers starting a climb where the title now seems appropriate. When the pandemic first reared its ugly head and we were all sequestered in our homes to fight this battle: “Who Said It Would Be Easy?”

The second one shows three rock climbers further along on the climb and epitomize where we all are now and what it has taken to get to this point: “Perseverance”.

Hope all is well with you and yours!!


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37 thoughts on “Who Said It Would Be Easy and Perseverance

  1. Ryan Callahan

    Amen Kirt, well said! Love the photos! I took a rock climbing class in college. For the final exam, we had to climb a huge cliff face in the Rockies and rappel down. It was awesome! God bless!

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thank you very much! Seeing the climbers really changes the perspective of the picture. Glad you liked it and thanks for checking out the gallery! I appreciate the feedback and thanks for stopping by.

  2. tiffanyarpdaleo

    I love that part of Nevada, beautiful photos Kirt! I spent some time exploring Valley of Fire State Park, if you haven’t been you should check it out, about an hour away, t’s also amazing!

  3. Sue Slaght

    I saw them right away Kirt. Spending about 15 years rock climbing outdoors, these photos really resonate with me. In fact I have climbed on this wall at Red Rocks.
    You are right that both now and in these climbs it isn’t easy but we persevere.

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      You and me both….I have a strong fear of heights..,yet live heights. Go figure!!! Beautiful scenery to day the least! Thanks for stopping by Diane…be safe and be well and here’s to book 15!!!

  4. America On Coffee

    Hi Kirt! Well wishes always. Your art always works for my heart and imagination. I like the metaphor here. I for one get pretty lost with stages of illnesses and pandemics as with AIDS and ARC and from the Coronavirus, I missed COVID 14 and now we are at COVID 19

  5. Teagan R. Geneviene

    This post is a great illustration of the current situation, Kirt.
    Wow, the climbers really give perspective to the size of the rocks. I know that’s what you said, but good golly Miss Molly! Hugs on the wing.


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