Nothing But Blue Skies

In October, this was the sky in the Hudson Highlands.

Here comes the sun...

Here comes the sun…

My blue heaven.

‘Blue’ isn’t just one color.  Let the sky be a lesson in endless blue hues.

In the beginning

In the end

Save for jumping out of a plane, the best way to get close to they sky is to climb a mountain.

While whacking through ten miles of the Hudson Highland mountains (which took over seven hours) in mid-October, and nearly giving up hope of reaching civilization, I got a good dose of sky.

On top of the world

On top of the world

Quite frankly, I got a lot cranky around hour five of our death march when I kept tripping over rocks!  But you just have to tough it out because it’s not like you’re going to stay on the mountain!  You’ve a martini and cats to get back to!

Indigo as blue

Indigo as blue

But how do you hold on to sky?  It won’t go in your pocket.  You can’t bottle it.  You just have to promise yourself that you’ll go back to the mountains and get some sky.



2 thoughts on “Nothing But Blue Skies

  1. Yes! When I get to the top of a mountain, I might look down at the valley for a few minutes, but it’s really the sky that I enjoy losing myself in. My favorite thing to do is to lie down, look up at the “Windex blue” sky (in the words of another hiker), and bask in the sun for a few hours. Paradise.

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