On the other side of darkness,
it may be difficult to find a clear path ahead
The journey towards a viable future
may be surrounded by ghosts of what once was
Meander between colorful boulders haphazardly blocking the trail
in a landscape dark and unfathomable
Hike to majestic mountains to discover distant aspirations
but be aware of obstacles lurking in the shadows
Keep climbing upwards because on the other side of the hill,
there is a place full of light and acceptance
Lens Artist Photo Challenge – Over the Hill
20 thoughts on “On the other side: LAPC & WWP”
Beautifully said and shown Siobhan. Interesting to see the growth of color at the base of the dead trees from the fire. Nature will eventually recover – assuming we stop trying to prevent it.
Thank you, Tina! Yes, nature is slowly recovering after the fire. We do more prescribed burns after this very large fire. It helps limit the size of future wildfires.
Beautiful description of life 🧡
Thanks, Bonnie! 😀
I love the story this told amidst the nature. An astounding metaphor for life with the encouragement to continue.
On a more literal note. So sad to hear of the fires of the Santiam Hwy. We lived near there for a few years. Such a nice drive. Your photo shows of its efforts in coming back, maybe even better and brighter.
Happy Autumn. Thanks for coming along.
Thanks, glad you liked my little story. Yes, the forests in your old neighborhood are growing back healthier, I love seeing the color of the vine maples in the fall.
Nature has a grand way of doing what it is supposed to do.
Beautiful nature images of hills. Wonderful stories.
Thank you, Amy!
Beautiful captures of some awesome landscapes. And good choices for the LAPC challenge.
Thanks so much, Sue!
Beautifully written and with excellent and appropriate accompanying photos!
Thank you, Sarah!
Extremely well done. An enjoyable read with great photos. 🙂
Thanks, Bill! Glad you liked that post.
Great photos of Oregon! I forget that OR has suffered a lot of fires like CA. It is kind of sad.
Thanks, Dawn! Yeah, we weren’t hit as badly as past years with fire, but it’s still bad. I hope we have a lot of snow and a long winter this year. We need the water!
Beautifully expressed in both words and images! I love those mountain views.
Thank you, Patti! Yes, there are some spectacular mountain landscapes in this area.