{simple pleasures} montagne bleue: blue mountain

There is no such sense of solitude as that which we experience upon the silent and vast elevations of great mountains. Lifted high above the level of human sounds and habitations, among the wild expanses and colossal features of nature, we are thrilled in our loneliness with a strange fear and elation – an ascent above the reach of life’s expectations or companionship, and the tremblings of a wild and undefined misgivings.
— J. Sheridan Le Fanu

a walk in the woods: a trip to oregon + a hike along the pacific coast trail, among the unspoiled terrain brings a sense of balance + peace. so many shades of green dripping from the pine forests of mount hood. so many new and delicious sounds + smells. does one ever really tire of the sight of such strength + beauty, as found among the hills + mountains?