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I Was in Solitude Even as I Walked Amongst the Tall Trees (Appalachian National Scenic Trail)

I Was in Solitude Even as I Walked Amongst the Tall Trees (Appalachian National Scenic Trail)

I Was in Solitude Even as I Walked Amongst the Tall Trees
Sharing their friendship as sunlight reflected off their green leaves
I felt a cold winter's wind whistle a song as the branches swayed
And saw the sadness in the fallen leaves on the ground
But we smiled knowing new life was coming in spring.

Another work of short poetry or prose to complement the image captured one Friday morning while walking part of the Appalachian Trail in Chattahoochee National Forest. It was an early Saturday morning, and I wanted to get out to enjoy sights on this trail walking to the southern terminus before the weekend crowds came.

As for the image itself, there was a look I was trying to capture with not just the trail leading off into the distance with the fallen leaves all around. There was something else, but it wasnմ until some time later while doing post-processing on this image that it dawned on me. It was my time in the mountain phase of Ranger School in a place not to far from the Appalachian Trail that I was walkingɡnd around the same time of the year in 1988! Yes, memories and how those seemingly long forgotten ones can come back with just a few things to "jog" the brain. Another lifetime, as I'd often joke with another...

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Photo taken on 29 December 2018 (© thor_mark  / Flickr)

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