I just smelled the smell of dried pine needles in the mountains. specifically, in lake tahoe. I heard them crunching under my steps. I saw their brown stick bodies and cluster heads. I felt the sun on my face and the crisp air on my arms. I got goosebumps and took a deep breath. I faced the mountain of trees and rocks and felt the excitement of a new day.
oh, you pine needles.
this weekend, I'll be venturing out to idyllwild, ca with my family for a lovely weekend of nothing. we'll play games, take walks, peruse town shoppes and eat lots of food together, in a cabin. we'll be surrounded by pine needles and that dry mountain air. good for deep breaths and nose bleeds.
I like having things to look forward to.