At present I am subsisting on certain wild flowers which Nature wafts to me, which unaccountably sustain me, and make my apparently poor life rich. Within a year my walks have extended themselves, and almost every afternoon (I read, or write, or make pencils, in the forenoon, and by the last means get a living for my body) I visit some new hill or pond or wood many miles distant. I am astonished at the wonderful retirement through which I move, rarely meeting a man in these excursions, never seeing one similarly engaged, unless it be my companion, when I have one. I cannot help feeling that of all the human inhabitants of nature hereabouts, only we two have leisure to admire and enjoy our inheritance. Thoreau
It was a blustery day atop LeConte. The mountain received 1.42" of precipitation. The high was 44. The low was 30. It was 30 and flurrying at observation! Surprise snow! Really?! Nature! You're so considerate!
yearning for nothing if i'm dreaming, don't wake me appalachian light
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