Saturday, July 25, 2009

Truth and Beauty

Yesterday, I wrote of the forest at Tumalo Falls near Bend Oregon. Today I decided to hike through it. After being under the canopy for most of the day, I broke out into the open and found a picture suitable for Scenic Sunday. The Cascade's snow-spotted volcanoes are a muted background for layers of majestic pines. Sometimes it is best to look at a vista, breathe the air, take in the shapes, feel the breeze and listen to the quiet. It put my mind at ease and concurrently elated and calmed my heart. Such a view of life, which began without words.

6 comments:

Nicole said...

That must have been one heck of a hike :D
But I see that it was well worth it :)
Beautiful scenery!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Beautiful shot!

Greyscale Territory said...

Definitely a breathtaking view of life!

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful vista. My life in the woods. MB

tapirgal said...

There's nothing like looking from the mountain tops to feel at peace. That's beautiful. A nice reward when you're tired, too.

Jacob said...

Hope you had a GPS with you! Wow! Stunning! How can you ever tear yourself away and go back to civilization?