Standing tall in their magnificence, they seem to defy winters embrace with an exotic and fragile beauty.
Now as they face the setting sun, in a final act of salutation to the day, they are lit from within by the burnished rays of our falling star.
In an instant, the mountain is transfigured from pearlescent white mist into a swirling golden dream.
It is a suitable end to the day in this gentle and abundant place.
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