The first known trees, called Wattieza, appeared on the planet about 385 million years ago. They stood 30 feet tall and resembled modern palm trees. Wind dates back 3-4 billion years.
If I ever have the opportunity to build myself a dream home, it would have to be in the mountains. Here’s why:
At sea level I am an agnostic. In other words, religion to me is one giant shoulder shrug. But in the mountains, the heartstopping, breathtaking beauty fills my heathen heart to the point where even I have to lift a silent prayer of thanks to the Creator of such miracles. Skeptics may say the thinner atmosphere impairs my judgement. I think I just need to be slightly closer to heaven for faith to take hold.