2 weeks ago
Thursday, August 17, 2006
My Beautiful Sierras
Since my childhood,
the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California/Nevada has always been my ultimate icon of the earth's beauty. Something rather strange happened to me on this latest camping trip though.
As I was sitting up at the lakes edge, admiring the beautiful white domes of granite stretching far away up the distant piney canyons, unbidden a picture of Iceland popped into my head - one of stark, wide open, miles-long vistas, with nothing to block the view.
I was at once chagrined and ashamed, that I would even for a moment compare another place to my bar of beauty, the Sierras.
It was disconcerting to know just how high on the scale of splendor I really do place that little country in the Northern Atlantic...