We took a little road trip to visit with someone very special to me last weekend. Along the way, we stopped at some beautiful places and were lucky enough to have gorgeous weather to see the last of the Fall colors before Winter sets in.
The stillness that fills the air in Fall is so very different from the noisy clamor of the Summer season when travelers come from all over the United States to vacation here. Many places in the Sierra are closed for the season and the silence sets in. A quiet peacefulness is everywhere you turn, waiting for the snow to return to the peaks and the valleys. I miss these places during the Winter when I can’t reach them. I’m always amazed, when late Spring returns, and I view the mountains endurance over a long frosty Winter. I know that most everything will spring back to life soon and the dormancy will be reversed, but then the noise will return too. The mountains will see the return of life, laughter, and family times spent together, and will again be, “Open for the Season.”