Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Breathing Deeply

It is not so much for its beauty
that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts,
as for that subtle something,
that quality of air that emanation from old trees,
that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson ~

The mountains never fail to restore peace. A good hike, a little sweat, the company of good friends, children squealing in the cold river, the smell of fall imagined in the last days of summer, a pile of bear scat smack dab in the middle of the trail reminding us that we are only visitors. And grateful ones at that.


  1. What a wonderful way to spend time with nature and family.

  2. that place looks amazing. Where is it? state?

    such a great time spent with famliy fun pic's

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  3. Just my cup of tea...thanks for sharing...cooled me off just looking.
    Mama Bear

  4. Yes to your text. Your pics brought back happy childhood memories. The toes pic is my fav! Love the blue and pink polish )

  5. We had a good dose of that "subtle something" this week too. Lovely post.

  6. It's nice that the bears share their beautiful space with you.

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