“Happy trails to you, until we meet again.
Happy trails to you, keep smilin’ until the end.
Who cares about the clouds when we’re together?
Just sing a song and bring the sunny weather.
Happy trails to you, ’til we meet again.”
Dale Evans & Roy Rogers
A happy trail blaze found along the Cullowhee Connector trail at Western Carolina University.
“In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.”
~ Mark Twain
“People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.”
Where some might look at a tree and see only its knots, others will see only its perfection.
I must have walked past this rhododendron tree a hundred times. For some reason, as I ambled along the bank of the Upper Nantahala River today, this heart-shaped knot caught my attention.
Maybe the light was just right? Maybe I was looking in the right direction?
Who knows? I’m not going to get all mystical on you.
But…I can tell you this. It isn’t the first time I’ve found something magical at
What sort of surprises have you found along your path?
See ya’ on the trail,
“Derive happiness in oneself from a good day’s work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.”
~ Henri Matisse
Here’s some great advice to start your New Year…
“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
“In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.”
~ Charles Lindbergh
“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”
~ Lao tzu
“Wherever a man may happen to turn, whatever a man may undertake, he will always end up by returning to the path which nature has marked out for him.”
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe