Mountain Time

Canon digital, Lensbaby Velvet 28 lens (wide open blur on purpose) | Mueller State Park, Colorado

In the mountains everything is too much
reading: too much
thinking: definitely over-much
writing: maybe a little

because grasshoppers are buzzing
their tightly patterned bodies
through the meadow
where butterflies are dancing
to the beat a woodpecker drums
down the hill in the pine and aspen forest
who sighs to let us know that the wind
is coming

also because clouds are making
shadow pictures on the side
of the peaks, and bees are
stretching their wings in the sunshine
while chipmunks dart around,
replete with adorableness

everything here is too much
because the place is so much
frazzling concentration quicker
than the weather can change
intention flees like summer
warmth in the shade
and purpose would rather just
roll down the incline in the
alpine grasses all day


My other half can calmly sit and read for hours when we are camping. I found that the view – pictured above – was so distracting I couldn’t concentrate on a thing! Maybe I could write a little, but first thing in the morning the mountain was so full of life that I couldn’t do anything besides pay attention to it. Nature was pulling at my sleeve so much, so I planted myself on the ground in the meadow with a cup of coffee and reveled in the glory of it all, watching and learning. Thank you for reading!

Published by amyjasek

Film photographer, mother, positively passionate about life in general, Texan : )

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