Saturday, August 9, 2008

Lazy, Lazy

Not much going on here..just a little bit of laziness!
Which I have to admit.... it's fun.....or at least for awhile.
Yesterday we took off with a picnic lunch and picked out a few places on the GPS and hit GO!
We saw some beautiful countryside and had a really nice picnic...this brought back memories of childhood. We did a lot of this during the summer while I was growing up.
Guess that is how God planted a love for this place in my heart.
We saw wild blueberry bushes...I have never seen these before.
We have a few of these around the camp ground.
Does anyone know anything about these bushes. Someone told me they were edible.
If so..... I think I smell blueberry pancakes and muffins!
Along the way we ran across this cute little town on the French Broad River.
Not much to do here but it was sweet looking.
Wish I had brought my fishing pole to try for a fish.
And of course we saw plenty of these.
Down in the valley the temp were in the mid to low 70's.
But once we got up on the tops of some of the mountains....we saw a low temp of 62!
In August!
Thank you Jesus!
And this was probably one of my favorite pictures. Why?
Because it looks like this mountain was "blanketed" with trees.
Imagine this....after the horrors of the flood....after rocks and mounds of dirt had been pushed all around....displaced and ready for a place to stop.....God allowed them to rest here.
Just for me! \o/!
He then covered them with a great blanket of trees and said, Now rest......
And here they have been ever since.
I can not wait for the fall-- when the blankets will turn from green to something like a patchwork quilt. God is in the planning process for the quilt as we speak.
So that is it....not anything much.
Just wanted to check in.
Today I think we are going to try and do some real gold mining.
I will let you know if there is any gold in "them thar hills".
Love ya.....love each other.

10 comments:

Mary said...

Sharon,

The mountains are beautiful and it looks like you had a great time on your picnic.

Yes, wild blueberries are edible. People go in drove to northern Ontario to pick the wild blueberries that grow along the roads there. They are much larger, juicier and sweeter than domestic grown blueberries. Be sure to take a photo of the blueberry pancakes. These also make delicious blueberry cobbler.

Blessings for a great day.
Mary

Amy said...

yay for lazy fun days! I'm back from blog break and just stopped by to say hi! Have a great day!

MelanieJoy said...

I LOVE blueberry pancakes!!! They are my fav. Your time out in God's land is looking so refreshing! You are making it hard not to be a bit jealous. I know I know there is a road that travels that way ;)
I don't think I told ya but I took the WHOLE week off!!!! I started some major cleaning today!
Anyway...
Love ya!!!

Connie@Little Red Hearts From God said...

I love how you described that... "blanketed"... great description...

I planned on being lazy til I got a call to be on call... bummer...

oh well...

blessings to you my dahlin'
Connie

Denise said...

Such awesome pictures sis, thanks for sharing. Enjoy being lazy. I love you.

Deb said...

Lazy is great (me time)enjoy your me time. . . God Bless

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I was thinking today about how much I love the fall season. You will experience the rich beauty of it in your current location. Please post pictures when it happens. We sometimes travel to Asheville (Billy Graham's training center at the Cove) but won't be able to get there this year.

There is a huge part of me that wishes I could live in the mountains. It just seems easier for me to find God there.

Have a blessed week.

peace~elaine

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Mitzi said...

My dad, his mom and I used to load up and take day long road trips. Those are the best and I want to start them with my kids. He once told me we were going to Rome that day. We lived in Alabama so I though, OH BOY! I would not believe my dad and he bet me. Not long after that we passed a sign "Welcome to Rome" (Georgia that is.....) He won the bet but I got the fun trip with my daddy. And a good laugh and memory....

Amanda said...

Oh my! What gorgeous photos! God truly is the supreme artist. You really have a gift for expression through written words. Thank you for sharing your life with us and insiring us along the way. Hugs 'n' blessings..