My friend uses the expression “deep soul happy” about the things that bring on that certain indescribable sense of contentment. For me it has to do with a place in nature where the only man made sounds are the voices of loved ones. The distant laughter of my kids brings the deep-soul-happy to my mother heart. The sound of wind in the leaves brings the deep-soul-happy to my wanderer heart. This particular perfect day lives on in this photo….. and in my soul.
There’s nothing quite like getting to a high mountain lake under your own power. Simply due to the effort required, you won’t see many other people. Our little group had this place to ourselves for the afternoon.