Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadow

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My shadow, my ever present companion. 

My shadow tags along on hikes.

My shadow stands tall in the afternoon sun.

My shadow, a ghost in my photos.

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Weekly Photo Challenge

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The Rush of Morning

My phone buzzes, reaching to turn off the alarm I feel the excitement begin to pulse through my sleepy veins. Throwing on clothes and darting into the night, the excitement has turned to adrenaline. On the way to the top, the first rays struggle to gain foothold in the sky.
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At the top of the mile, the sun is climbing higher above the mountains. The cold air takes your breath as the icy wind embraces you. The black of the night drains into the mountains, as the color of the sun pushes out the darkness. sunrise sun peek 22.PNG

As the sun climbs ever higher, it shines down on the misty mountains. The top feels like the top of the world as you look down into the valley. The mountains begin to accept the sun and push out the darkness as the green returns.sunrise-mist-22Treking back down the trail, the sun makes its appearance known. The sun glares through the leaves letting you know day is here.

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Daily Word Prompt: Yellow

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Yellow Yellow Yellow

“Yellow shines with optimism, enlightenment, and happiness. Shades of golden yellow carry the promise of a positive future. Yellow will advance from surrounding colors and instill optimism and energy, as well as spark creative thoughts.”

-From sensationalcolor.com

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Just a yellow fuzzy caterpillar that happened to be chilling on the sidewalk last spring. 

In Jamaica A/C is a luxury so many buildings like this school, as sections of walls that allows for ventilation. These ornate designs were on many of the buildings, and I wish we had them in America.

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I love the colors of the Goldenrods against the blue backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Discover Challenge: The Greatest Mountain Place in the World

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” ~John Muir

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I was raised spending my summers in Galax, Virgina and though the Grandfather Mountain State Park is close to stealing the spot at number one. The Blue Ridge Mountains in Galax will always be number one because those 20 acres were the first mountains to speak to me and show me their secrets. Sleeping at night in an old milk barn listening to the rain sing on the tin roof, making mud pies in the red clay, floating down the river in old canoes, and reliving memories over fires at night under a blanket of stars.

via Discover Challenge: The Greatest _______ in the World