Sunday, July 31, 2016

Who Was Here?

As I watch the storm clouds move in bringing even cooler weather, blocking the gentle sun and making the grasses dance faster, I cannot help but wonder what bear crossed this land just hours before my eyes gazed ahead, what camper shifted her backpack and pushed inland from here just weeks ago, what trapper set a trap at the mouth of that river decades ago, and what miner shouldered his gear and drug himself up that hillside in search of gold a century before my arrival?  What human hoped to tame this land and what human fell in love and surrendered to its beauty and power at this very same place where my feet now are planted?


10 comments:

Midlife Roadtripper said...

Beautiful. And good questions to ponder.

Red said...

Alaska would make you think about people who passed by. I think I see the beginning of a big story.

messymimi said...

What a place! Yes, i would want to know what happened there before i came.

Linda Reeder said...

Alaska is a place where its history is still in evidence.

Granny Annie said...

I am almost positive Uncle Phil was there:-)

ellen abbott said...

have never been to Alaska but no matter how lovely in summer, winters are far too long.

Kailani said...

new to your blog: hi! What a gorgeous photo!

Brian Miller said...

It is cool to think about who has been here before. When we first moved here I had a similar moment of pondering when rounding a corner in the road I saw the mountains in all their majesty and was struck by their beauty.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

What a gorgeous spot, too! Have a wonderful day.

Bob Bushell said...

Stunning place to live in, absolutely beautiful.