Carson Brewer on ... "Mountain Places Snow was nice and crunchy underfoot. Not crunchy like peanuts or cornflakes. Rather, it was a silky, whispery crunchy. "Mountain Plants You can bury your nose deep in the cool violet bed and smell the mix of life and death while pondering the unceasing cycle of each into the other. "Mountain People Lem Ownby.... has plowed oxen, mules, horses on the forty-four acre farm on Jakes Creek. But he has never owned or driven an automobile.