I'm back! :) We spent a whole week tromping around North Georgia and Southern North Carolina (that sounds weird) - hiking to waterfalls, driving through colorful, winding roads, and enjoying the cooler air.
It seemed that I heard myself over and over again saying... "Oh wow!" ~ "That's gorgeous!" ~ "Look at those colors!", etc... It truly was a fantastic sight, and each time I see something beautiful that was created by the hands of our amazing and mighty God, I am in awe at his graciousness to us. He could have made trees perform their function (cleaning the air, providing food, etc.) without making them go through these magnificent changes. He could have made them all plain and boring, but He chose in His great goodness to give us the gift of beauty. A masterpiece painting that changes with every shift in the breeze -Wow! Thank you Lord.
It even inspired me to write a poem ~ maybe I'll post it later this week if I get the nerve, LOL.
Although I love visiting the mountains and seeing all the beauty up there, I am always so happy to come home, to the place that God has planted me. Sometimes I find myself complaining about the heat, but there is so much beauty here, that we often take for granted. Sunsets that fill the sky, picking cabbage in December, watching dolphins in the river, growing plumerias and pineapples in my own backyard, the sound of the ocean waves and the feel of sand between my toes. I love how each place in this wild world has it's own style of beauty.
Here is some of the beauty that we we able to enjoy on our trip...I hope you enjoy.
Now I'm gonna catch up on a little blog reading and some household chores that didn't disappear while I was away ~ :)
This is where we stayed ~ just enough room for the 2 of us.
We ALWAYS stop at Schlotzskys in Gainsville, FL, when we head north. We both LOVE it, and it's the only one left in Florida!!!! :(
Anna Ruby Falls ~ can you see me?
Creek cascades below Anna Ruby Falls
Trees that seem to grow out of rocks really have roots that crawl down and around to find the soil.
Wow! That's a tall tree!
High Shoals Falls
Blue Hole Falls ~ my and my Love
A card I made for Kim, but when she got it, it had no body! :(
In front of our picnic table at the lake above Tallulah Gorge Dam
We saw several signs like this throughout the area,...you'll have to click on the picture to read it...