“Another glorious Sierra day in which one seems to be dissolved and absorbed and sent pulsing onward we know not where. Life seems neither long nor short, and we take no more heed to save time or make haste than do the trees and stars. This is true freedom, a good practical sort of immortality.” - John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra
This past weekend my husband and I decided to go on a last minute vacation and headed up to South Lake Tahoe and visit Desolation Wilderness. It was my second time going, the first being a backpacking trip we did back in September of 2011. We hiked to Lake of the Woods and Lake Aloha from Echo Lakes and explored the breath-taking alpine landscape. Nothing made me feel more blessed and grateful to be alive than sitting at the edge of these lakes, taking it all in.
Middle Earth History Meme: [2/3] Races: Elves
"For it is said that after the departure of the Valar there was silence, and for an age Ilúvatar sat alone in thought. Then he spoke and said: Behold I love the Earth, which shall be a mansion for the Quendi and the Atani! But the Quendi shall be the fairest of all earthly creatures, and they shall have and shall conceive and bring forth more beauty than all my Children; and they shall have the greater bliss in this world.”