A misty sunrise over Cuddy Valley, with low clouds still slumbering like a lake beneath the pines.
Beauty and mystery greet each new day in these mountains, where weather and seasons can become healthy obsessions, powering endless conversations and adventures.
Tempestuous snow storms, high winds that uproot 100-foot trees and gentle summer nights, in which the stars shine so brightly that they feel like needles piercing holes in your heart—these are the music of our lives here. Each new day brings surprises, as the skies echo the rhythm of change.
Perhaps that inspires our tradition of greeting each new year with a special photo issue—to reflect on the changes of the past year and the prospects of the year ahead. Enjoy.
Happy New Year from the staff of The Mountain Enterprise
This is part of the December 31, 2010 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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