"The Mountains are calling and I must go"- John Muir

"The Mountains are calling and I must go"- John Muir

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Mountains

The mountains where I live, are a source of peace and comfort for me. They are enchanting, and peaceful. There was a place where I grew up, that I would go to whenever I needed quiet. I would go through the woods, twigs snapping under my feet, never knowing what was ahead of me. Every now then I would meet a doe and her fawn. I would hear things moving around, and my imagination would get the best of me, which was always fun. And finally I would reach my destination, on top of the mountain we called home. You could see the tops of log cabins, old homesteads from the 1800's that had been abandoned, some still occupied. I would climb to the very top and sit with my eyes closed and let the breeze blow through my hair and touch my face. Sometime I would build a fort out of limbs and leaves and play house like all little girls do. I had many adventures up there. And I was always safe. I don't know if it was the feeling of safety you have as a child, knowing that my parents were not far away. Or if it was the peaceful feeling you get when you are in the mountains. A feeling of comfort always washes over me when I am gone for a few days and I come home and see the mountains welcoming me back like a mother with a warm hug.












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I live in the mountains of Western North Carolina, in a little camper, with my husband and family. We are trying to become self sufficient and live off the land. I am sick of all the sad news on TV, the economy, and the evil world we live in, so we are trying to make things as simple as possible and get back to the basics. I think if everyone did that, and had faith in God the world might be a better place. Follow along, as we live life in our little tin can, and try to make it a home, while learning to homestead.