Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Here comes the sun...

This morning I went back up my mountain for the first time in nearly a year.  

I feel triumphant!  Like my post baby body is beginning it's true rehabilitation.  But not just that, it is symbolic of the new season.  Anyone who reads me here knows how I find walking to be ever so important in maintaining my own mental and physical health (especially the mental)!  

How can one think clearly? or pray openly, or keep account of those unreliable feelings without making time to be alone? and to be out of doors where ceilings and walls cannot bind us to inward thinking.  Where the sun touches the top of your head, and the ground under foot, awakens your step, and your bones...

I am so happy to be once again inhabiting the mountains where I feel so belonged - taking in the morning air, and being greeted 'Good morning' by a stranger and fellow hill walker, who will never know how he encouraged me when he said quietly as he walked by me; 'Welcome back'.

Welcome back.  Indeed.

Shell xx


  1. How precious that fellow traveller who greeted you. It makes all the difference in the world when someone greets us as we are out and about. It is great you've been able to get back in the great outdoors where you love it so much! Hugs xx

  2. Gorgeous post - I am new to your blog and how fitting this post is for me. I have struggled to find time to have nothing planned and just be one with my thoughts. Once the rain lets up here, there is no reason why I can't take a walk a day to force myself to clear my thoughts and let the inner me out!

  3. I LOVE this so much!! I feel right there with ya, mama! we are mountain women!!

  4. Firstly nice pics, second i do agree with you that one needs to spend time with themselves, I've always enjoyed those silent conversations with myself and what better place to it than the mountains.

    Keep up with walking and enjoy life.

  5. Oh so sweet! Love the gorgeous mountains and the gorgeous girl x

  6. *blushes that my replies are so tardy*

    Joyful - I love you. You are a fellow traveller too...

    Welcome Jaime - I'm so glad to know you here, and I hope you have already been out a-walking!

    Abigail - I couldn't agree more! Mountain women! I love that...

    Vinni - Thanks for the kind words. And so so true, I need to have silent conversations with myself too!

    Kerri - I hope you're well out your mountainous way! xx


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