Friday, April 27, 2012


All the birds have flown up and gone;
A lonely cloud floats leisurely by.
We never tire of looking at each other -
Only the mountain and I.

Mountains, many times my dilemma....regardless of which location I'm in, each provides its own treasures and serenity. For now, it's the mountains.

Pure serenity -  waking at 3 a.m. to the sound of rain gently tinkling onto the leaves of the trees; a brisk breeze whipping through the outswung windows left open to my room....the glorious mountains looking in on me as I look out on them.

Driving slowly and deliberately up and down narrow winding mountain roads - thinking, contemplating...just the flow of the road brings a calmness in my body.

Stopping, lingering at a beautiful little mountain church....who comes inside throughout the week to sing, pray, commune with others; who are the people spilling their tears, sharing their heartaches and joys here - who are the people joining their lives here, who are the ones being laid to their final rest here?

A waterfall cascading down the side of a mountain...water tumbling in disarray, disorder, but still majestic and the sound....well, pure tranquility.

Trudging up at least two mountain roads twice a day - the grade so steep my chest parallel to the pavement; the push on already tired muscles, the snap of a quick breath on the
way up and the relief of easy breathing on the way down...the beauty of nature regardless of the direction I'm headed...back at the cabin, collapse into the hammock to drink in the cool air, too tired to remove the shoes...sleep was sweet in that hammock.  Thanks Lauren for the photo~
          A community store or a quaint diner ... reminds me there are great people everywhere!

The joy of time spent with family-just playing!

The excitement of reconnecting with dear friends from years past!

Blessings of wonderful, delicious, healthy food along the way

So much beauty in such simplicity

Friends I met along with way-so kind to let me photograph

I never meet a stranger-before I can even get out of my car...he knows I love him already! 

I am so thankful for my eyes-to be able to see the beauty of creation 

1 comment:

  1. Ooo I love it! What a great post! I get my appreciation of the simple things and burning them in my memory through pictures from my mama! :-) And, that love of animals. Love those cows and that sweet Golden trying to get in your car!