There’s just something about the lulling embrace of the mountains that cajoles my spirit into quiet.
There is a comfort wrapped in the songs of pines surrounding every side.
A murder of crows sing raucously of encroachment. A haunting and thrilling sound.
Two does jump airily by.
There is just something about the West. Sweeping desert valleys and climbing vistas of conifers and scrub oak in autumnal color. The quaking aspen dances in the breeze. Snow comes this eve.
Perched on a balcony up high watching magpies caw as the sun crests the Colorado mountain ridge I breathe in the earthy pine air. Pour another cup of coffee. Wait for my family to wake up. An hour from home, our weekend away to the mountains delightful and restorative in the fragrant woods of the West.