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Mountains Breathing, Mountains Teaching

The best part of yesterday was the late evening, when it was already a bit dusky in the valley and the mountain towering above our house was gloriously lit up by the setting sun. When I came in the kitchen and … Continue reading

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Sunny Morning in the Mounatin Valley

A nippy sunny morning with the sweet sad tang of autumn. Dewdrops in the grass glisten serenely and reflected in every one of them are my dear old mountains basking in the soft glow of the late summer sun. The sound of … Continue reading

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Sunflower

Sometimes something extraordinary happens. And this last Saturday was just such a day. At the back of my grandparents’ mountain cottage, I found a sunflower. It was stunted in growth, that’s true, but that just made her sunny colours so much more admirable. … Continue reading

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A River Runs Through It

Turquoise river carries with it that far-away, high-above smell of the mountains. A silvery fish and polished pebbles, willow trees swaying in the wind. I put down my little basket of elderberries and roll up my thin old pants. My feet numb from the … Continue reading

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White Clouds, Blue Mountain

“I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly  spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which  is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.” – e.e. cummings “Life shrinks … Continue reading

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Forest Mice With Grey, Round Bellies

A side road trip to the mountain valley of my childhood. Grey, old, looming mountains, serene meadows. Leather brown faces, gnarled hands, a wrinkled toothless smile.  A little sandy field with a crop so meager, I almost begin to cry. A … Continue reading

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A Gift From the Mountains

He sniffs the air and pricks up his ears at the whooshing sound above. Moments later the north wind brings him a gift from the mountains – a single snowflake on his muzzle. I hope you too have received many gifts today.

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