Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Sunny and Cold Day: Time to Think of Adventures in the Mountains

Many, many years ago Lee and I spent a lot of time hiking in the Sierra Nevada of California. Ever since then there is a particular kind of cold, blue sunshine that I associate with mountain mornings, and which make me want to get moving.

This morning it's considerably colder than those mornings in late summer and fall so long ago, but the light is the same. When I went looking for something to evoke that time, I came up with this video. A bit self-indulgent, but some of it is pretty nice.

And under the tree this year was a book My First Summer in the Sierra by John Muir, which is worth looking at, particularly when the mountains are far away.

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