Shhhh! Everyone is still sleeping at 6:10am!
I should be too, but the birds were chirping and I just couldn’t stand it –shoes on, bug spray on, out the door into the beautiful morning air.
We had a great time last night meeting with family in Boone. Two cars of Hunters – my brother and sister in law in one, my nephew, his wife and their daughter in the other. They’ve driven all the way from Texas to spend the week with us up in the mountains, escaping the heat and concrete of urban Dallas and enjoying the green nature of the Blue Ridge Mountains with us.
There will be loads of laughter, lots of food ((on paper plates because who wants to do dishes?)) and miles ridden on four wheelers, not to mention miles hiked by foot.
But this morning, they are sleeping in and I am out the door.
The sky at 6am from the front porch says “good morning!”
The road says “come walk me!”
I love the mornings up here. I don’t want to miss a one of them!
Have a wonderful day, Blue Ridge Mountains!
And something special that I had never come across before…there is this little section where we cross through a wooded area on a hiking trail to get to the next section of road.
I saw this white thing peeking out under some leaves, and at first glace I thought it was a white plastic grocery sack ---I grumbled and mumbled something under my breath about “lazy people who can’t clean up after themselves…” and brushed away the debris to find this:
Something very heartfelt was placed here.
Doesn’t it make you wonder the story of this little concrete plaque in the woods off of a path less traveled? Who were these friends? Has one passed on? Is that why this marker was placed here in the woods?
I’m thinking of these friends today, and what they mean to me.
And I hope that our paths were not just meant to cross, but to go along side by side throughout our lives together. For the long haul.
Okay, enough mushiness for today ---time to get breakfast on the stove, there will soon be a massive hungry bunch of Hunters up and about and we will get this day going.
Enjoy your Sunday, everyone!