Friday, February 13

Climb Every Mountain

Last Sunday my daughter, her husband and I drove out Cheaha Mountain here in Alabama. It was a beautiful sunny day. The wind was crisp and cold but that didn't deter our exploring. I found a new kindred spirit in my son-in-law that I hadn't seen before. I felt like a kid again myself.

We got off the beaten path and wandered the hills. We stopped to look at "moss-lets" at the base of the bare trees and climbed to find a little cave. We noticed the shape of the branches and the rocks. There were SO many rocks!

There were patches of ice...

A room with a view...

Quartzite and granite...
And a beautiful blue sky!

We could hear the wind coming from deep down in the valley, it climbed up the mountain in front of us and then went back down the hills below. It sounded like the ebb and flow of the waves. In the stillness there was peace.

We talked about whether we would rather lose our hearing or our eyesight? Not sure why that subject came up? I decided I would never want to lose my ability to see and appreciate the beauty around me. K said he didn't want to lose his hearing. Mostly because he likes to laugh and make others laugh! There is a lot of truth in that! He could not imagine not hearing laughter. It was fun talking like that.

It is a blessing to have both, and be able to listen to the wind and see the bright blue sky. It is even more precious to have children to spend a perfect day with...


  1. Beautiful--looks like you had a great time! I'd rather be deaf than blind; I love silence and noise sometimes overwhelms me.

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  2. What a beautiful post! Thank you so much for taking your readers along on this gorgeous hike. i love the jagged rocks, the incredible views, the patches of ice and the bright blue sky. It's a perfect portrait of late winter.

    Your daughter and son-in-law are so lucky to have you in their lives! I salute you.