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...
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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