Saturday, November 14, 2009

Today in the Smokies

How can I possibly express what it means to live within 30 minutes of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park? To head out late on a Saturday afternoon, to leave the busyness of the city for rushing rivers… my heart is happy.

"Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. Camp out among the grasses and gentians of glacial meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of nature's darlings. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings, Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed, but nature's sources never fail.
~John Muir


  1. Ummmmmm......suppressing jealous thoughts. :)

  2. Is that Middle Prong Trail? That is one of our favorite trails, we are itching to get back now that Michael is able to go in a backpack on the trail. I'm jealous too. :)

  3. Yes, that's Middle Prong. It is perfect for my parents, who are in their 80s!!

  4. if i had to pick another place to live it would be there. it is so beautiful.


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