you think it's funny, my obsession with the holy matrimony. but i am just so amazed to witness true love.
It's another gorgeous, slow developing morning on the mountain. It feels like it's been that grim, grey predawn for a few hours. The high yesterday reached 37 degrees. The overnight low hit 21 degrees. It's currrently 22 degrees and clear at 7am observation. There is still a trace of snow left up top. It's been pretty cold, so I doubt that the ice has gotten much better over the past few days. I'm sure there will be some tricky spots on the trails. Be prepared & enjoy!
I hauled out my sleeping bag, pad and a thermos of coffee to a little spot I've dubbed 'Bobcat Junction'. I've seen a lot of spots of scat around there and some tracks back when the mountain had a bit of snow. I was hoping that Santa was delivering my present a little late. I sat there just listening, fending off cold by flexing my fingers and toes rhythmically, breathing quietly, so quietly it strangely feels loud, doing my best to focus on my five senses, honing them to razor sharpness like a hunter. It's amazing how much you can notice when you focus on the world and deliberately stop thinking, dropping outer thoughts like an old life. Sensory overload indeed. I felt every plant sway in the cascading winds, heard the cacaws of each bird saying good night to the mountain, each and every sensation making me jump with a hopeful sighting of one of my winter neighboors - bobcats, foxes or bears.
I too love the music of the mountains! I get lost with my thoughts as they are embraced with all the splendor of the magic! I love reading your post just as everyone on this list, but I must confess I do wish upon a star that one day I too can wake up in the peacefulness of Gods Slender! Thank you for sharing !
12/26/2013 01:16:20 am
Be here, be now.
12/26/2013 02:05:47 am
Love your post. Read it every morning and it puts a smile on my face and brings back many memories. Have a wonderful day.
12/26/2013 07:03:37 am
You need to get yourself a buddy heater JP. You can stay out there longer waiting for the critters to arrive.
Barbara - East Coast
12/26/2013 07:06:03 am
caught up on the latest postings- and pictures- beautiful!! thank you
12/26/2013 11:19:52 am
JP, I enjoyed pics and comments today. It reminds me of one of my favorite Bible verses that starts with BE STILL.(anyone who want's to know the rest can easily find it.) In today's rat race we all call life, there is not much time at the end of the day. We go to bed thinking of the things we must do tomorrow. Sometime's you have to make time to go to that quite, peaceful place that we all should have and just sit and BE STILL and experience the peace and beauty all around us that OUR MAKER created.
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