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I took these shots from from an open ridge, looking west into the hills and mountains of western Maine. Though I may never return there to live, I find places like this a way to reconnect….

 

The fire ignites…

 

The blaze finds fuel…

 

The sky exploded and the clouds caught fire.

 

The most powerful weapon on earth is the fire of the human spirit.

 

Fire on the Mountain: Marshall Tucker Band

 

Took my fam’ly away from my Carolina home 
Had dreams about the West and started to roam 
Six long months on a dust covered trail 
They say heaven’s at the end but so far it’s been hell 
And there’s fire on the mountain, lightnin’ in the air 
Gold in them hills and it’s waitin’ for me there 

We were diggin’ and siftin’ from five to five
Sellin’ everything we found just to stay alive
Gold flowed free like the whiskey in the bars
Sinnin’ was the big thing, lord and Satan was his star 
And there’s fire on the mountain, lightnin’ in the air 
Gold in them hills and it’s waitin’ for me there 

Dance hall girls were the evenin’ treat
Empty cartridges and blood lined the gutters of the street
Men were shot down for the sake of fun
Or just to hear the noise of their forty-four guns
And there’s fire on the mountain, lightnin’ in the air
Gold in them hills and it’s waitin’ for me there

Now my widow she weeps by my grave
Tears flow free for her man she couldn’t save
Shot down in cold blood by a gun that carried fame
All for a useless and no good worthless claim

And there’s fire on the mountain, lightnin’ in the air
Gold in them hills and it’s waitin’ for me there
Fire on the mountain, lightnin’ in the air
Gold in them hills and it’s waitin’ for me there
Waitin’ for me there

 

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