Our life living off the land in our log cabin, breathing fresh mountain air, and getting back to basics.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Come Walk With Me

Today promises that spring is around the corner. Cloudless blue sky, temps rising to 64, and though there is a strong breeze the sun feels warm. I decided to take a long hike into the mountains and savor the end of winter...come along!

On my way up our driveway, I noticed buds on the Dogwood--yup, spring is on its way!

I hiked like I was on a mission, and didn't stop to "smell the roses" until I reached my turn around point. I always feel like I'm on top of the world when I get to this spot (it's a 180 degree view of mountains--the rest of the view is to the right of this photo) and I breath the space in and just stand there for a while. There's nothing like it. I could hear a few birds, the wind, and dry leaves rustling against each other. Silence in between.     

I was far more interested in taking pictures on my way down. This pretty spot was in the huge rock outcrop I hiked to. I really like the incongruity of the soft green moss with the hard rock and water dripping...see the sun sparkling off the drip near the bottom center of the photo?

There's lots of stones things in the road that sparkle in the sun (the logging company that came up laid gravel to repair the road). Like this interesting mica...
 ...and this garnet and pyrite...
 ...and this quartz...

On my way home, I heard a turkey gobbling near our cabin (I love this place). And I saw my first butterfly of this season--an Eastern Comma--in our driveway.

I do believe spring is on its way!

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Vicki Lane said...

Love these photos and those in the previous post. We have had some fine weather. And I really have to make one of those cakes, just to have the fun of making that gorgeous topping.

NCmountainwoman said...

We have also enjoyed some wonderful weather. No butterflies yet, but the birds are singing their little hearts out.

Lise said...

Thanks Vicki. The cake with the pretty topping is really easy, and it adds a nice texture because the white chocolate hardens a little on top of the still soft ganache. Yum!

Seems like the good weather is touching lots of us in Western NC NCmountainwoman. Glad you are able to enjoy it!