Almost everyone loves the beauty of the mountains. Most people will tell you they love the autumn colors the most. Some will tell you they love the varying shades of summer green. And everyone loves the Christmas card snowy mountains. I love the mountains at all these times. But I also love the mountains during those winter days when there is no snow. No leaves, green or colored. Simply the bare mountains and the sky.
Cold Mountain looks cold even when there is no snow
The distant blue peaks blend into the blue sky
And the bare trees expose their burls and nests
Some people think it strange that I can travel the same roads again and again. Looking at the same mountains again and again. But for me these mountains are alive and ever changing. I love to visit other places, but there is no other place I'd rather live.