Posts Tagged outdoors

Fall from the Mountain

IMG_6385_HDRThere’s nothing quite like Fall in the mountains.  Its fresh, crisp, cool and beautiful. You can taste God in the air and see Him in the colors.

 

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Thankfulness: Day Four

IMG_7085_HDRI am thankful for cool, overcast days and long walks with a friend.

 

Up Crowder’s Mountain

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The Happy Wanderer

“I love to go a- wandering along the mountain track, and as I go, I love to sing, my knapsack on my back.

Val-deri,Val-dera,
Val-deri,
Val-dera-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha
Val-deri,Val-dera.
My knapsack on my back.”

brown's peak

Once a week my Mom and I go hiking. I love it so much. Experiencing nature is such a huge part of who I am.

mountains, hikingThis week we went to Kings Mountain National Military Park and climbed Brown’s Peak. It was beautiful and had a very wild feeling to the area.

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The view from the top was actually a delightful surprise. It’s hard to get views in the NC/SC mountains, because there are so many trees – and let’s just be honest, because you don’t get up very high even on the top of the peaks. :) But this view was very lovely and you could hardly see any buildings in the distance!

summit view, brown's peak, HDR

Here’s my lovely trail lunch, consisting of an avocado with the largest pit I’ve ever seen, a handful of succulent dates and homemade gluten free, egg free, oil free, dairy free granola bars! Okay, the chocolate chips had a little dairy in them. :)

trail food, avocado, datesMy lovely mom at the summit!

hiking‘I love to wander by the stream that dances in the sun, so joyously it calls to me, “Come, join my happy song!” ‘

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Working on my bridge pose. Looks more like a table right now.. haha!

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“I wave my hat to all I meet,
And they wave back to me,
And blackbirds call so loud and sweet
From ev’ry green wood tree.”

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“High overhead the skylarks wing, they never rest at home, but just like, me they love to sing, as o’er the world we roam!”

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“Oh, may I go a-wandering
Until the day I die!
Oh, may I always laugh and sing,
Beneath God’s clear blue sky!

Val-deri,Val-dera,
Val-deri,
Val-dera-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha
Val-deri,Val-dera.
My knapsack on my back.”

Peace and love,

Bethany

 

 

 

 

Art with a Purpose

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roan mountain

Since fall crept into the mountains…


My family drove up to Linville Gorge Wilderness to breath in the beauty of Fall. We could not have timed it more perfectly on purpose bursting onto the scene as the leaves were at the peak of their spectacular beauty. We climbed up the Hawksbill trail and broke out of the trees onto a sea, rippling and flowing with vibrant reds, yellows, oranges and so forth. If you stood on the top and did a complete 360, you would lose your breath at the magnitude of color lying beneath you. (PS. John did a 360 panorama from the top, let’s see if we can get him to do a blogpost. :) )
Of all the many, many things I miss about the Rocky Mountains, there’s nothing quite like an Appalachian Fall…












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Detweiler Family Portraits









Autumn is a second spring..

… when every leaf is a flower. -Albert Camus





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NY Trip {part two} lakeside..








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Pictures from NY trip! {part one}









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