Wednesday, May 5, 2010

There and Back

I love the Texas Hill Country.  I love traveling too.  We're just back from a few weeks in Tennessee.  Family and friends, great food and music, hiking and history, with a chaser of epic rain.  Love, beauty, excitement, anxiety.  

And home at the end, to gardens that grew a season in weeks and cats asserting possession of people.

I see the same moon from my Texas porch, but when it rises over the Great Smoky Mountains, the night feels wild.

The world stretches from this porch to infinity.

Going brings wide views.  

Returning, comfort.

Copyright 2009-2010 Kathleen Scott ,for Hill Country Mysteries. Unauthorized reproduction is prohibited.


  1. What gorgeous vistas, Kathleen! Glad you had a good trip and that you are home safe and sound. x0 N2

  2. Beautiful views, Kathleen. My first trip to the United States from my native England was to the Great Smoky Mountains with my family when I was 10. It was beautiful then too and your photos stirred memories.

  3. Lovely, thoughtful post dear Kathleen and gorgeous photos, what a view!
    Glad you are home safe and sound. xoxo ♥

  4. Glad you are home, didn't realize you were away.
    The Smoky Mountains are on my travel list. It is a big list.
    We've driven through or by but not truly visited. I think maybe a dinner at a Cracker Barrel and a half night sleep on the way to Florida.

  5. Hope your family and friends are all safe and high and dry in Tennessee. Good to have you back where many of us think you least most of the time!

  6. Beautiful! I love mountains...

  7. I love the mountainous beauty of that area of the country, but doesn't it always feel so wonderful to come home again?

  8. I love Tennessee. I'm ready to get a cabin again soon. Coffee never tastes so good as in the morning mountain air.

    Love you, Kathleen.


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