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Fall Trip to the Mountains

I am fortunate to have a family mountain house within a short drive to Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Parkway/Mountains.  I try to go as much as possible, but work makes it hard to go as much as I would like.   187 more words

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The following includes a few of the beautiful photos from our trip to North Carolina mountains last month. The flowers along the serpentine rock wall at Banner Elk were breathtakingly gorgeous. 24 more words


Feeling Alive on Lake Fontana:

My amazing neighbor opens his house and boat to us almost every summer on the beautiful mountain lake Fontana. It’s another place that has captured my heart over the years. 236 more words



Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity.                                                  Og Mandino

Waking up, climbing out of your tent, hot coffee and a bubbling stream. You look around as the sun begins to shine its beacon of a promising day through the green canopy of trees.

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Of Summits, Storms and a God Who Works Suddenly

In May 2015 for my youngest son, Oliver’s 13th birthday he asked me to take him hiking. Well of course I was elated with the request and happily obliged. 1,484 more words

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There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.

R. Buckminster Fuller

By looking at this caterpillar you would never guess that it can bring on an allergic reaction when touched by humans.

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There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you…. In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself. 137 more words

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