Traveler On the Backroads

· they speak to me

in an ancient tongue.

in a language from when the world

was young

they tell a tale

of long ago

when the rivers

flowed wild and free

the skies were clear

and the wildflowers

shimmered in the

morning sun

Yes, life had just begun

she whispers to me

sings to my soul a song

as old as time

these mountains are a part of me
they live in this heart of mine

her song echoes

down through the ages

through the winds of time

in these hills of mine

magical beautiful

peaceful and divine

in this place

this place that no matter

how far I roam

I always call home 🍁🍂💓

~ poem “Tell a Tale of Long Ago” by Michael Traveler, author/poet..

Photo by Dawnfire Photography Photographer:Dawnfire Photography is the photography of Asheville-based photographer J Smilanic. Born and raised in Colorado, J has a deep appreciation for mountainous scenery. What started as a way to document the amazing beauty found along his backpacking trips through the mountains of Western North Carolina, photography quickly became his passion and naturally paired quite nicely with his outdoor adventures. J’s images are largely captured within Pisgah National Forest which is nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Dawnfire’s vivid style of processing will have you feeling like you’re on location looking at the scene in person.

May be an image of tree and nature

Published by Nelle

I am interested in writing short stories for my pleasure and my family's but although I have published four family books I will not go down that path again but still want what I write out there so I will see how this goes

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