Our language has wisely sensed these two sides of man’s being alone. It has created the word “loneliness” to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word “solitude” to express the glory of being alone.-Tillich #roanmountain#easttn
“Our minds, as well as our bodies, have need of the out-of-doors. Our spirits, too, need simple things, elemental things, the sun and the wind and the rain, moonlight and starlight, sunrise and mist and mossy forest trails, the perfumes of dawn and the smell of fresh-turned earth and the ancient music of wind among the trees.” — Edwin Way Teale
bitter sweet trip to Roan Mountain today. 1st time we've been back since Cali passed. It was a beautiful day, very emotional at times for me however knowing she was with me in someway made it ok. Sitting in the spot where I took the picture that eventually became my tattoo felt incredible. Great day, great hike. #cali#roanmountain
Introducing.... Your Christmas trees! We are on our way back from the Roan Mountain area of North Carolina with a truck and trailer loaded down with gorgeous, wonderful smelling, fresh-cut Fraser firs! . What an experience to walk the hillside scattered with trees of all sizes and talk to the owner who is 80 years old and has been growing Frasers for 64 years! These trees are FRESH cut, as in we waited to tie down our load until the last trees on our order were cut, bailed and hauled down the hill. How's that for fresh?!? . We can't ...