Tuesday, January 17

On a cold, blustery day we trek up a mountain. We are crazy because

it is 20 degrees, and the wind is blowing fiercely.

Have you ever just wanted to escape so bad into the world that

no matter what the circumstances, you must be away from the

everyday pace? Renew your thoughts and breathe in calm?

We passed no one on the trail this day. We were loners moving

along and feeling the sunshine thru the wind and cold. It was

enough just to be in the world and feel awakened. The trail crunched

under our feet from the ice. The wind whipped around us so strong

our cheeks felt frozen. The sun shined on us, so bright and clear and we

saw the colors of a winter mountain before us. We stood there remembering

how many times we had visited this place for the last 20 years. It has brought

us a peace of mind many times over, a getaway from the regular, the routine.

We wanted to have a wild little adventure.

Wild, and cold, and bright, and clear.

We looked up into the trees, where the blue peeked thru.

We looked down at the rock and the ice with it's patterns

that made pictures we could see.

We looked out across the mountain as far as you can see.

(We stood in the sun.)

Happy Wednesday my friends. Be wild this day.


  1. I know that feeling. I used to get out to just breathe- in those frigid temps too. You got some nice captures. Happy WW!

  2. Beautiful pictures! I love the winter crispness. It is so refreshing :)

  3. Oh boy do I ever know the feeling! :)

    Beautiful images of winter you've captured here. Blue in hue, which does evoke wintery scenes. Well done. And I intend on being super "wild" today! ;)

  4. Wonderful images ~ I walk just about every day and have a shadow shot also ~ namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor)

  5. looks like a great trek, and especially enjoyed your shadow self portrait. Aren't those fun!

  6. these are so great! love the colors, and the tones too.

  7. I certainly relate to that feeling. beautiful images; love the blue tones, makes me feel the crispness of the weather. Have a great weekend!

  8. great captures, and your description, "wild, and cold, bright, and clear" is perfect!

  9. These are SO beautiful!! Thank you so much for linking up :)

  10. Your pictures are stunning. Hope you shoot more :)