Yesterday, my sister Amy and I went to Mt. Mitchell in Burnsville, NC.
Mt Mitchell is about an hour from Asheville, along the Blue Ridge Parkway — which was, as always, a spectacular drive.
At Mt. Mitchell State Park, we met with friends and had a wonderful potluck picnic! After dinner, we went to the peak of the mountain. I had a bit of assistance from the Park Rangers who took me and another friend with limited ability to the top.
Mt. Mitchell is the highest peak east of the Mississippi, at 6684 ft above sea level.
The scenery was wonderful, with lovely spruce and firs and rock formations that look designed by an artist.
The sky was full of mist and fog, but then the sky cleared and we saw a magnificent sunset. At the top of the mountain, the view was breathtaking. Then suddenly, the clouds opened slightly and I beheld a glorious sunset. You could see for miles in every direction and I was very excited. I felt close enough to touch God.
The beauty of the sunset touched my soul.
I hope it touches yours as well.
This weekend, I took a class on Haiku at the North Carolina Arboretum.
I’ve never written Haiku before, but I enjoyed it very much, particularly being in Nature on a beautiful, warm, sunny day in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
I thought I’d share a few of them here, and I hope you enjoy them.
Cascading Water clear
White water falls down the steps
Water reflects sun
Giggles bubbling up
Did you see, did you?
The sunshine is warm
Carolina Blue sky
Cotton ball clouds sail away
sunshine smiles upon Earth
Fountain water drops
splashing into the garden pond
Insects dance in Fall
Walk on Mother Earth
Find new way to tred lightly
Reach up for the sky
Silence is illusion
Peering behind silent drape
Nature full symphony