i been coming and going since the day i was born and i followed the bread crumbs but i never got home.
I meant to do my work today, But a brown bird sang in the apple tree, And a butterfly flittered across the field, And all the leaves were calling me. And the wind went sighing over the land, Tossing the grasses to and fro, And a rainbow held out it's shining hand, So what could I do, but laugh and go? Richard Le Gallienne
It's another cloudy day, yet there is promise on the horizon. It almost feels like those everlasting beach days after a hurricane has passed. There is an eerie calm after the tumult of pure storm, the birds are back out of their hiding places and the air has a distinctly refreshing, rather than hostile, quality. The high yesterday reached 44 degrees. The low was 35 degrees. It was 35 degrees and cloudy at 7am observation. The mountain received 2.34 inches of rain yesterday, bringing our two day total to just about 4 inches. It was an impressive show. The trails should still be soggy, so be prepared for wet socks. Enjoy!
The mountain is soaked, raging winds roar. It resembles what I imagine life at sea would be like on the most extreme of days. Darkness settles in, all sorts of mysterious creakings abound, it is necessary to have the kerosene lanterns lit, even during 'day'light. The elements are always in control, but on a day like today they come out of the shadows and into the spotlight. Thankfully, the mountain is immortal and far sturdier than any ship of man's. It's a pleasure to be comfycozy on days like this, curled up with a good book or three, incense, candles, the easygoing disposition that allows me to not hike for a day. All I'm missing is a bobkitten purring at my feet.
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