Missing the Sweet Mountains

I've been missing the summer woods a lot lately. The sticky smells, hot air, and shady walks remind me of growing up in the mountains of Kentucky. Out here in Missouri, I don't get to see forest everywhere like I used to and it really grinds on me. Summer doesn't feel like a happy season without being around woods or hills. Even my summer in Finland felt more like home than Missouri does- the plains just don't do it for me. Chris is off in Wyoming and Montana doing research on tree lines in the Rockies, and I have to admit I'm insanely jealous.