Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Whisperings........

(Ponderings inspired in Cataloochee Valley)



Venerable valley, that time has forgotten.......do you mourn for those who left you behind?

When the winds blow and make these old boards creak and groan, does it stir up memories of life now gone?

The plow no longer digs deep in your ground... No more laughter, no more singing, no more church bells sound.....

But I believe you still remember, because you whispered it to me.... I heard the murmur on the cool mountain breeze.... You sang softly of age-old mysteries... and of life and death in this ancient valley......



16 comments:

brandy said...

Wonderful ruminating and photography. To have roamed those valleys in years past. . .

photowannabe said...

Beautiful thoughtful shots of the valley and thinking of time gone by.

John Roberts said...

I would love to be able to travel back in time and see this are in its heyday.

Anna said...

These are so peaceful. I can certainly see why you love where you are! :)

Hope you are well! Happy mid-week!

bluemountainmama said...

hey anna! actually, cataloochee is in NC, near where my parents live. we hiked up there this summer....

Rowdy said...

Great pictures and even better words.
And it really is a beautiful place.

Ash said...

Beautiful words and images!

Susan said...

Love your pictures, we are lucky to be living in such beautiful countryside.

In answer to your recent question on my post about Brasstown Bald, it apparently is just across the state line from North Carolina's Brasstown, about 18 miles away.

dintoons said...

very poignant and touching words...
and the photography is breathtaking! thanx for sharing :o)

Joel and Jaime said...

I'm still enjoying your posts, although I can't comment as often as I'd like to because we're still on this crazy dial-up connection, which is ever so slow! High speed internet hasn't reached us yet :( Sometimes my computer just won't cooperate and open up stuff! Oh well.
Hoping to see you guys at the festival next month. We're probably going down on Saturday.

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Very beautiful ,the wooden house, I love that! we don't have wooden houses here, most houses are from brick stones...

I love your blog and the country behind it , Thanks for visiting my log and the compiments you gave me.

Have a great week!

JoAnn from Holland

Moi said...

how do u manage to do it, Blue...over and over again with your words???? I came to a complete standstill when i read the words....U have a magical way with words.....i know i;m repeating myself ....but u leave me with no choice!!!

bluemountainmama said...

thanks, moi....you're too sweet! :)

there's magic in the mountains that just seems to inspire one.....

Anil P said...

Valleysrun deep because memories settle there, and choose to lie undisturbed in the shade of the mountains.

bluemountainmama said...

anil...profound thought, as usual! :)

JAM said...

The place, the photos, and your words are full of gentle beauty.

You and John over at My Viewfinder are really getting me wanting a road trip out of Florida and into the mountains.