During the winter months the mountains look so bare, but not less beautiful. I love the play of shadows and sunlight in this photograph, as well as the mixture of browns, yellow and blues. I took this photograph from Mountain Crossings, Walasi-Yi, on the side of Blood Mountain in the North Georgia Mountains. Walasi-Yi is a favorite pit stop I make every year on the drive to visit my father during the holidays. It is without a doubt one of my favorite places in Georgia. When my daughter was still a baby I hiked the mountain with her strapped to my chest. It’s a place close to my heart and my soul.