It would not surprise me to see hobbits in this landscape. It appears lush, between hills and streams. The landscape has my undivided love and I am happy for every single moment I have wandered here. If I hear firecrackers I expect to see a pointy hat 😊
We are walking, climbing and running down the mountainside and suddenly the lake is there. Indescribably beautiful. We are silent for a moment. The moment must be kept, never forgotten. Mountain lakes are wondrous. A reflection of sky and mountain. A raven watch every step we take. The only sound is the cry of the bird while it is moving uneasily on a branch. Life is here and now.
Outlet at Lake Tahoe by the German-American painter, Albert Bierstadt
The Head of a Scotch Lake by the British painter, Alfred de Breanski
Mountain Scene by the German-American painter, Albert Bierstadt
In the Mountains by the German-American painter, Albert Bierstadt
The weather is cold as we enter a dark and almost eerie forest. Hesitantly, the snow begins to fall. Floating, fluttering snowflakes fall on trees, and moss. As if the snow doesn’t know the meaning of it. Hours later, when I look over my shoulder on our way out of the forest I know the purpose. The forest has turned into a bright living adventure. A homage to nature.
Danish painter Anders Andersen-Lundby, En vinterskov 1882
Danish painter Anders Andersen-Lundby, Winter Evening 1886.
Hanna Greenwood, An Enchanted Winter Day 2021
“There is nothing in the world so quiet as snow, when it softly falls through the air, muffles your steps, lulls, lulls gently the voices which speak too loudly.”1
Danish painter Peder Mørk Mønsted, Wood in Snow
1 The danish author Helge Rode wrote the poem in 1886, There is nothing in the world as quiet as snow
I’m dreaming of wilderness and mountains. About shades of rugged and stunning landscapes.
I have seen a wonderful, scenic film about climbing Suilven, a remote mountain in the north west of Scotland.
It is a life-affirming film about a woman who has recently become a widow. The woman, Edie, decides to live out an old dream she shared with her father when she was young. A dream to climb the strange mountain, Suilven.
Actress Sheila Hancock was 83 years old during the filming. She says it was a great and challenging experience. Something she wants for everyone to try. Sheila Hancock is the oldest person to have climbed Suilven back in 2018.
Some journeys are about a quest: An adventure, the magic of course, and about treasures and love. *
The Matterhorn German-American painter, Albert Bierstadt
The greatest gift of life on the mountain is time. Time to think or not think, read or not read, scribble or not scribble— to sleep and cook and walk in the woods, to sit and stare at the shapes of the hills. ~ Phillip Connors
Frühling am See Austrian painter, Alois Tott
You ask me why I dwell in the green mountain; I smile and make no reply for my heart is free of care. As the peach-blossom flows down stream and is gone into the unknown, I have a world apart that is not among men. Green Mountain ~ Li Bai
The Watzmann German Romantic landscape painter, Caspar David Friedrich