8/18/09

Smokies

"How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains! "
—John Muir


This picture was actually taken at sunset, not sunrise. But, I love the way this stream is in the shadow of the Smokies, and you can see the sun on another mountain in the background. These woods and mountains are so diverse, they fascinate me. What a wonderful piece of Creation! The Smokies always remind me a bit of Hinds' Feet on High Places, and the journey of "Much Afraid." I can't help thinking about that story whenever I'm there.

"From the heights we leap and go
To the valleys down below,
Always answering to the call,
To the lowest place of all."

1 comment:

jeannine said...

great pictures leslie! i absolutely LOVE the smokey mountains. possibly in my top 5 favorite places on earth (that i've been to).

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