I look through the glass doors. The mountain air is calling to me, teasing me. It beckons me to come and relax in it’s crisp, cool and refreshing atmosphere.
I rise from my place on the soft, sinking leather couch. I make my way across the room, never taking my eyes off the lush green landscape. I open the glass sliding door that stands between me and the exhilaration of a crisp mountain breeze kissing my face.
I exit to the back porch. The evening air is moist. It carries with it the promise of a coming mountain rain shower. I observe a cloud make it’s way over the nearest peak. It begins it’s slow decent, rolling down the mountainside like a soft blanket drawn over the bottom of the bed and settling over the pillows in an effortless fashion.
With the cloud comes a light mist that slowly drifts over each peak and crevice on the mountain and slowly settles onto the valley floor. It gradually falls across the valley until reaching my resting place on the porch.
The mist livens and enriches everything in it’s wake. Leaving the mountainside and valley in a lush, delicious green. It’s peaceful. It’s beautiful. It’s mother nature’s calming effect. The mountain valleys and meadows are brought to life as the rain continues to fall.
The soft rain is refreshing and invigorating. It is inviting. I can no longer watch as it drops endlessly into the distant meadow. I want to run. I want to fly. I want to feel the cleansing, soaking rain as I run and skip through the meadow.
I dance down the steps onto the grass and merrily make my way across the backyard, through the dainty, white, wooden fence to the hillside beyond. I cannot help but dance lightly on my feet, the rain showering me with every step I take. I am light as a feather. The feeling is amazing. It’s as though every care in the world is washed away in a mist of forgetfulness.
Mother nature’s pleasure dome. A cleansing shower that makes one forget the troubles in life and allows them to bask in childish fantasies.
The rain stops. The sun returns and all is rejuvenated. A wonderful and beautiful afternoon in mother nature’s playground.