09/14/2008: "Afternoon on a Hill"
Yesterday Aaron and I took the tram (we have a season pass) up Mt. Roberts for a hike. The tram takes you about half way up, and there are trails to go up the rest of the way. The colors were gorgeous, we took around 260 of them! The ones below are a sample, though it was really hard to pick only a few, as there were so many incredible scenes up there. I'm going to use these for some new paintings. It was very inspirational.
Afternoon on a Hill
Edna St. Vincent Millay 1892-1950
I WILL be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.
I will look at cliffs and clouds
With quiet eyes,
Watch the wind bow down the grass,
And the grass rise.
And when lights begin to show
Up from the town,
I will mark which must be mine,
And then start down!