The Story of my Blog Title

Quilt of Dragonflies- My blog is named that for a reason.I am lucky enough to own a genuine Quilt of Dragonflies, which I am sure brings me good dreams when I sleep beneath it. It was given to me by a friend of my mother's, who handmade the entire thing. Color meets pattern in this fantastic piece of artwork which sits on my bed. Brilliant shades of purple, blue, and green intersperse with tie dye dragonflies. I will not hesitate to call it my inspiration.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Mt. Jefferson

I arrived back home several hours ago, smelling of wood smoke and sweat, my hair slightly greasy and my feet blistered and sore. For the past two days, I have been camping at the Dry River Campground in the scenic White Mountains. Yesterday, I climbed Mt. Jefferson. It was not a hard hike, but very fulfilling and with amazing views throughout. The top was shrouded in clouds, and I was chilled to the bone in my four layers and pants. As we were coming down the ridge, the clouds opened for a few seconds revealing the elusive peak of the neighboring Mt. Washington. The sight was breathtaking.

Tomorrow I will make a more poetic attempt to describe what I saw. For now, I will leave you with this...

"It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves."
                                        -Sir Edmund Hillary


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