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Experiencing the sunrise on Skyline Drive…
While people were sleeping the earth is dark and peaceful.
While people were sleeping, two crazy mountain goombers get up at the butt-crack-o-dawn and drive up Skyline Drive to watch the sunrise.
Slowly but surely, the earth begins to brighten.
The Virginia Creeper begins to turn crimson red.
And even what seems drab and lifeless is beautiful in the morning light.
As light meets the earth, it reveals a mama and her cub walking about in the wilderness.
Deer get an early breakfast before going to take a rest.
All of which these two mountain goombers were able to see while people were sleeping.
There something so special about watching the sunrise from on top of the world. The earth is quiet the wildlife is anxious and it’s almost like the earth stands still; at least for a moment.
This is what mountain life is all about. Not taking all the beautiful things that God created and put on this planet to enjoy. In the mountains of Virginia, we get all four seasons. We get bitter cold winters with snow. We get budding trees and flowers with the promise of spring. We get hot dry summers with trips to the river close by and we get the beautiful blanket of fall colors across the mountain terrain. Mountain life is magical and we wouldn’t want to live any where else.
Each day is a new beginning. A sign of promise and hope for what the future holds. As Jo Walton said:
“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.”
Make the time to be still. Be Quiet. And realize what this big beautiful world has to offer.
After the sun rose, we drove off in search of some more of that sleep ourselves, while people were probably awake… 🙂