As the last of the leaves fall from the trees to the earth below, and as the cold north winds blow in from the lands of whiteness, I find warmth in knowing that in two weeks I’ll begin what will be three stops in Appalachia over the following 5-6 weeks to ride my bike on forest paths.  In between, I may get up to do some Great Lakes North Woods pedaling as well.

The tomorrow-thinking puts a smile on my face.  A Wang Wei meditation after the photos:

Pisgah

Rockcastle Narrows

Michaux

Magnolia Enclosure

Autumn mountains drink the sun’s last rays.
Floating birds follow their mates.
At this hour colors leap into clarity.
No place for evening mist to dwell.
                             
                                –Wang Wei
 

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