It’s currently 42 degrees and cloudy up top. We received .35” inches of precipitation. Expect Cool - wet conditions if you’re planning to hike up the mountain.
24 hour temperature range: High 42 Low 23
The golden light is gone - the horizontal bundles of hoar frost have faded. My world has become a murky realm of grey mist. What was lost in vision has been gained in the other faculties. Closing my eyes, I take a deep breath of the dank landscape. The smell of the earth is grounding - the taste of evergreens rejuvenating - the drops of rain mesmerizing. Every breath, a deeper form of meditation.
Do I miss the sun? Do I miss the morning race of purples and pinks dancing across the Smoky Mountain sky? Do I miss the blond rays painting the pines? I can’t deny that I do. But right now, right here - this moment.
It is enough - it is more that enough.