Call of the Wild- Frosty Mornings

Call of the Wild

I have spent umpteen mornings on the top of a mountain and this was again one unique one. With sub zero temperatures in the night and a sharing it with someone who was camping for the first time, I must confess, it was rather disturbing. 5 am, half asleep, I came out of the tent to see the twinkling of last of the stars. We in our day to day lives are very less observant of nature but if you are someone on the mountains, you will appreciate how slowly time passes here. Especially this period between night and sunrise is quite dynamic. I make myself some black tea and sit on a rock to gaze at the sky.

I wait  for the ruddy orange glow to light the campsite, raring for the sunrise, for not only is it beautiful but also it will mellow down the cold a bit. My only companion in the quite is a dog, safely perched on a rock, somewhere waiting for the sunrise, his own reason, or may be we share a reason or two. The moment is beautiful, a red orange tinge in the sky, treating the beast and the man equally.

18 Comments Add yours

  1. Such a beautiful feeling it must be and with a dog for company . I hope I too could just be like u.

    1. Probably you need to be there once and then it will happen again and again

  2. Spending nights up there on the top of a mountain must be a great experience in spite of all the hardships… 🙂

    1. Definitely, precisely why the mountains call you again and again

  3. Very nicely written, its always great experience to have some like this.

  4. andysmerdon says:

    Lovely imagery (and image) – I felt very relaxed as I read this account of your morning 🙂 Thank you for sharing.

  5. This picture is really beautifully taken.
    Also I know that after all the hardship the view of sunrise must have made it all go.

  6. usfman says:

    If only the dog could express his thoughts then in words to you. He certainly would not be considered a beast then.

  7. It was lovely reading about your experience 🙂

  8. Sherry says:

    Such a soul soothing article. Wish I could experience moments like that too

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