Thankful for Tranquility

Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

A journey along Utah’s Highway 12 provides a visitor with an opportunity to visit three National Parks, and three Utah State Parks. 

In 2009 I crawled into my car, headed east on Highway 50 out of Sacramento to Utah.  I tapped into Highway 12 at its southern tip in Utah.  The beauty of Zion, Bryce and Capital Reef National Parks was awe inspiring.  Ditto, for the Anasazi, Kodachrome and Petrified Forest State Parks!

At Kodachrome I encountered this massive lone Hoodoo standing majestically as a testament to the power which placed it there. 

For those unaware, to Native American Indians, a Hoodoo is a stone formation – and is a dead men standing.  For another example of Hoodoos, I have written another blog with photo taken at Bryce which pictures a canyon populated with them.  It can be accessed via: “Who Knew it was about Hoodoos”

This month Debbie Reynolds (the Real Debbie Reynoldsis hosting a 10 Day Thanksgiving Post Challenge.  This is Day 2.

I am THANKFUL for the tranquility in my life, and quiet spirituality.  I am not a person who is religious in the dogmatic sense; but I have a deep sense that each of us is part of everything else!


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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Good morning, Myrl Jeffcoat I love tranquil moments and seek them out whenever possible.... and now I know what a Hoodoo is!!!

Nov 16, 2016 07:33 PM #1
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Barbara Todaro - Before my trip to Utah's Highway 12, I had no idea what they were.  I had my first encounter with them at dawn on the first day!

Nov 16, 2016 07:36 PM #2
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Myrl Jeffcoat ,

Tranquil moments are ones to be valued and cherished. Thank you for sharing a thankful moment in your life.

Nov 16, 2016 07:36 PM #3
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thanks for sharing your experience and your beautiful photograph.

Nov 16, 2016 08:56 PM #4
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat - I moved away from the hustle and bustle of big city life to find tranquility. Your post reasonates with me.  Those who have not seen the beauty of the parks you have described need to check them out. 

Nov 16, 2016 09:41 PM #5
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Wow!  That is one of the most amazing photos that I have ever seen!  Tranquility is a great thing to be thankful for!

Nov 16, 2016 10:56 PM #6
Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

Very nice photo, nature alows us to enjoy tranquility and let is wash us clean thank you.

Nov 16, 2016 11:29 PM #7
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

What a beautiful story that I didn't know about previously. It is absolutely tranquil! And your photograph extraordinary. I love to hear the history behind a sculpture and this one is pretty powerful and commands respect!


Nov 16, 2016 11:57 PM #8
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Myrl, You have described how I feel however you did it so eloquently.  

"I am not a person who is religious in the dogmatic sense; but I have a deep sense that each of us is part of everything else!"  

I love to keep my inner peace and joy.  Working in real estate often messes with that 

Nov 17, 2016 12:35 AM #9
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
Sitterle Homes


 I too love tranquil moments, when Bob and I travel alone we try not to rush rush because we do that everyday of our lives and it is supposed to be vacation!

Nov 17, 2016 12:46 AM #10
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Like you we are not religious in the dogmatic sense, and we agree on your version that we are all part of all that is.  Love the photo.  A

Nov 17, 2016 01:16 AM #11
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Myrl, excellent post and being thankful for the tranquility in my life, and quiet spirituality is a true blessing. 

Nov 17, 2016 03:44 AM #12
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Bet that trip was full of goregous scenery.  This is a great photo with the sunshine streaming from behind it.

Nov 17, 2016 03:52 AM #13
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Hey Myrl: Tessa is reminding me right now that I need to pause and enjoy a spiritual moment with her, to share her catnip-inspired dreams and marvel in the simplicity of Jackson's art medium, look mom, I made this with a Q-tip.

How did you get the sun to reflect that god-like aura behind the hoodoo? Or was that a photo enhancement program?

Nov 17, 2016 04:04 AM #14
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Thanks ALL for the comments.  They are appreciated!

Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents - The free on-line photo editor, iPiccy, has an effect called "lights" that allow for making the aura.  The irony is that morning there was a natural aura, but I was in a different position.  Once I got moved so the sun was directly behind the hoodoo, the natural aura had disappeared!

Nov 17, 2016 07:31 AM #15
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

All - I also want to mention that this formation is known as "Chimney Rock."  It is 160 feet tall!

Nov 17, 2016 07:34 AM #16
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

That photos transmits tranquility and can feel how special that place it. Fantastic photo by the way.

Nov 17, 2016 10:52 AM #17
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Myrl Jeffcoat - and this tranquillity and spirituality go long way in our life.

Aren't we blessed?

Nov 17, 2016 12:41 PM #18
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