Adeste 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!