The mountains call …
They call on us all …
To reach for the heights …
To pray and live …
With all our might …
To strive at length and best …
To weigh in, stretching for the crest …
To know and be known,
In the Birthplace of rest ….

© jan leree 2012

Photo taken 5/29/12 From Mount Scott Oregon, looking East of Mount St. Helens Washington
Doug, your new friend up the hill thru the gate
7/26/2012 01:01:58 pm

Hi jan--I just wanted to tell you how much I have enjoyed seeing your pix and reading your words that you write. They have a calming affect on me. Thanks for the words and the beautiful and also inspiring photos--Doug

8/7/2012 02:00:09 am

Thank you for visiting my site and for your ongoing encouragement. I really appreciate this! Thank you for sharing the hill for photos!


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