To splash o’er craggy staircased traces!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Richard Weisser Realty

Great Smoky Mountains by Richard WeisserAdeste swirling shrouds of lace,
And swathe in cobalt velvet grace
Each crest awash in Heaven’s dew
Each trough collects the residue
Dispatched at once to distant places,
To splash o’er craggy, staircased traces,
As tonic courses through the veins
So too comes life from mountain rains!
                (R Weisser 2014)

Mountains are one of Nature’s best water collection systems. They form a meteorological barrier that traps moisture and triggers rainfall.

And since this abundant precipitation occurs at the highest elevations, natural water delivery conduits can disperse the precious liquid to distant places.

With water comes life! The flow of fresh water is the lifeblood of the land.


And I am thankful for it!


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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Good morning Richard.  You live in a beautiful area without doubt.  We are in for a calm, sunny day with no sign of rainfall.  We are finally up to where we should be in the rain area but could use more at our home.  In fact the sprinklers are on now.

Aug 02, 2014 11:26 PM #1
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

When I travel to remote locations in this area, usually following a path to a fishing hole, I usually manage to "taste" the water. 

What I really love is the definite mineral taste of fresh water in a stream.


In fact, when a buyer/client builds a home in my area, I always want to "taste" the water before the complicated treatment equipment is installed.

No doubt it all goes back to the wonderful well water we enjoyed on my grandparents' farm.

Aug 03, 2014 12:49 AM #2
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a lovely poem and photo...we finally had a nice rain yesterday evening and still lightly raining this is a beginning.  Happy Sunday, A

Aug 03, 2014 02:20 AM #3
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

WE need a little life to run down on us.  Even with the record rainfall, we are getting near drought conditions again.

Aug 03, 2014 07:52 AM #4
Thom Abbott |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living - Atlanta, GA
Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale

Indeed. Everytime we head up to the Mountains I am reminded of how pure and fresh the water is and I'm not afraid to wash my face in it. 

Nothing like our little stream that flows through the metro area! 

Aug 04, 2014 10:12 PM #5
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Gary, I am thankful for it too and love living near the water!

Aug 06, 2014 03:36 AM #6
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