Robert Frost said, “I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” I think of the spirit of that statement every time I return to the mountains for a much needed respite. The mountains are where I go to recharge my batteries and find inspiration. This Thanksgiving Weekend, with the weather so mild, my wife and I managed to take two amazing hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Below are some photos that will show you the source of my reawakening! I’m nearly ready for 2012.