Hochfelln

Thinking of landscapes brings a childhood poem to my mind….

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.
No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

 – W. H. Davies

Hiking up the Hochfelln in Berchtesgaden (southern Germany) on a cloudy day - the countryside opens up in front of me as we climb higher. At some point, we are standing right below the cloud cover and can see the Chiemsee in the distance lit up by some weak sunshine. Eventually took a break at this point to just "stand and stare"...(Oct. 2015)

Hiking up the Hochfelln in Berchtesgaden (southern Germany) on a cloudy day – the countryside opens up in front of me as we climb higher. At some point, we are standing right below the cloud cover and can see the Chiemsee in the distance lit up by some weak sunshine. Eventually took a break at this point to just “stand and stare”…(Oct. 2015)

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