Wondering About the Wild Lands

He found himself wondering at times, especially in the Autumn, about the wild lands, and strange visions of mountains that he had never seen came into his dreams. He began to say to himself ‘Perhaps I shall cross the river myself one day.’ To which the other half of his mind always replied ‘Not yet.’
~J.R.R. Tolkien — Frodo in Fellowship of the Rings

When you live in Whatcom County, as we do, it is possible to cross the river (several times) over 90 minutes of two lane highway switchbacks to arrive in these wild lands, breathless and overcome by their majesty.

Visions of mountains from our dreams become an overwhelming 360 degree reality, nearly reachable if I stretch out my hand.

God touches every square inch of earth as if He owns the place, but these square inches are particularly marked by His artistry.  It is a place to feel awed by His magnificence.

I am left to wonder about the wild lands, much like Tolkien’s Frodo, pondering what bridges God is building to bring us back home to Him.

4 thoughts on “Wondering About the Wild Lands

  1. Impossible to find an appropriate adjective to take in all that I read and saw here this a.m. upon waking. ‘Awesome,’ ‘majestic,’ ‘mind-blowing’ will suffice for starters. How many ingenious ways that our Creator-God surprises and amazes us to get our attention to reveal His Presence, His majesty but, most of all, His Love for us,.
    Thank you, Emily. I envy the panoramic beauty that surrounds you and can even view from your kitchen window.

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  2. The beauty of your words and photos Emily, filled me with yearning awe, wonder and eager expectance of what Father has in store for us “later.” And grateful “joy tears” for the privilege of seeing that much glory here and now.
    Thank you so much.

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