Sunday, August 31, 2014

"What's in a Name?"

What's in a Name?

Mt. Oglethorpe to Katahdin
is almost like a prayer, names mystical,
Saddleback, Goose Eye, Lafayette,

Grandfather, Greylock, even a St. Guadens!
Culvers Gap, Hawk Mountain,
all north of Harper's Ferry,

Big Meadows, Shenandoah, The Priest,
Peaks of Otter, Blackhorse Gap, Laural Fork Gorge,
Standing Indian, Blood Mountian

just a handful plucked from a trail ancient
awaiting exploration, appreciation,
and reverence.

by Margaret Bednar, August 31, 2014

Grandfather Mountain - Appalachian Trail.  The wind is what took me by surprise - so powerfully beautiful.
We live SO close to a section of the Appalachian Trail - I have been to Grandfather Mountain and a few other places, but my family and I are now going to make efforts to explore the whole amazing mountain range - camera ready, of course!

Appalachian Trail Conservancy   and Appalachian Trial Map

This is with a brief nod for "Imaginary Garden of Real Toads - Transoforming Friday with Nature's Wonders - Mt. Katahdin" which is the northern beginning of the Appalachian Trail.  


Kerry O'Connor said...

You are so right - the names are poetry in themselves.

TexWisGirl said...

just gorgeous.

Grace said...

What a wonderful journey Margaret & and the names are awe-inspiring ~ Your pictures are lovely ~

Hannah said...

I echo Kerry and thank you for bringing the names, Margaret!

So amazing that you guys are going to be exploring more!