Monday, October 23, 2006
A Mountain Autumn
The mountain in October is crisp with vibrant colors, cold nights, and sunny days. Mud puddles are forming in shady spots on mountain roads and ruts from tires of vehicles are making the trip up the mountain bumpy and more difficult for anything other than a four-wheel drive. Since hunting season has opened, there are more trucks on the road and people we don't recognize or know traverse the roads in hopes of finding their prey. What they don't know is that I am praying that they won't find the deer, elk, cougar, and bear that we've lived peacefully with during the other parts of the year. The non-hunting status of our family puzzles our mountain neighbors and my husband's friends. Any hunting we do takes place with camera or binoculars. Peaceful cohabitation is our desire.
The journey up the mountain can only be described as one of exquisite beauty, as the fall colors are intense --- red, orange, yellow, purple, and green.
Posted by La Tea Dah at 10:09 PM