Sunday, November 20, 2011

Home From The Hills

The past week was wonderful!  I haven't been blogging, you've noticed, as I have been on vacation!  It seems the older I get, the more vacations I take.  Ironically, although I enjoy them tremendously, I don't "need" them nearly as much as when I worked and parented children still living at home.  I loved every bit of life back then but I did need time off to recharge, and it was few and far between.

This time I spent almost a week in the mountains:  the foothills of the Southern Appalachian chain in North Georgia.  One day I got to stand on the highest point in the state...just 400 feet shy of a mile up!  And we hiked the last 1.2 mile, round trip, and most steps felt like they were straight up!  Yes, I was huffing and puffing, and even in the South, there was ice in the shade!  And the wind!  It almost blew us away!

But what a feeling of being One with all, a way to commune with God that only nature provides.

 You can see four states out there!

 This is me, pondering it all.

Here is our cabin.  Nice, huh?

And Maggie the property cat that took up residence with us and dined on salmon and shrimp!

There is more but I'll save it for later.  It's enough right now to just look back and remember the splendor of nature, God presenting to us at His finest.  And be grateful for special times and rejuvenation.


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  2. Oh I so would have loved to be there.It is beautiful. I am glad you had a good time with nature. I love that part of our world no matter how things are around me. B


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