Ubo – Vran mountain
The centuries-old deciduous trees seem to hide the piece of the world, the intact beauty, the incredible tales.
Looking from the upper parts of Rama municipality to the high mountains that surround it, we often think about how does nature really looks. How it is to be a part of it, to admire it, enjoy and breathe it with full lungs. And then take an adventure. Get started, out of the curiosity, and relaxation. You reach it quickly.
And then, the dusty half-scraped macadam road lets you know that this is still a crude, cold but beautiful mountain. The road, not so long ago, called “The Way of the Savior”, really looks like something arduous, hard, barely made. But what surrounds it is in the truth enchanting.
Glaciers, rough karst, and cold mountains are the only ones that stand between you and the complete freedom in nature. Only a few houses, or family properties, melted at the foot of the mountain, show that people still live there. Quiet, hard-working, unobtrusive, hidden in the embrace of nature, on the border of civilization and wilderness.
Indeed, only when modern technology breaks overhead, fly with birds, discover the beauty of the landscape. The road crosses like a huge white snakes, like fleeing into the deep forest, clinging to the surroundings. The centuries-old deciduous trees seem to hide the piece of the world, the intact beauty, the incredible tales. Dry, dead trees seem to say that there is a death, an undying obedience of strength by themselves. But still, beauty is what fascinates, leaves breathless, and tells us that we are insignificant, small, passing in its size.
Vran is a beautiful but harsh mountain that gives a lot, but it will also take a lot if you do not respect it. Nature is the one that captures beauty, richness, diversity of species, preserves and renews itself. And we humans are the only kind that is ready to destroy and devastate all this enthusiasm. We should not let this happen. Let’s keep it for future generations that, like us today, would enjoy its beauty and admire it. Let’s leave nature untouched to our children to be proud of their heritage, to enjoy the wildness that lies next to them. Far and raw, but still so close and enchanting.