Sunday, November 22, 2009

Smokey Mountain Beauty


On this relaxing, beautiful afternoon, I thought I would share a few of the photos that my uncle captured on a recent trip to the Smokey Mountains. I wish I could show them all to you, but I chose a few that I know you would be able to appreciate with me. Beauty that man, no matter how much effort he would put into it, could not create. Grab a cup of coffee and take some time to see the scenery. Thank you dear uncle.
































"Dear Lord,
Help me to live this day quietly, easily;
To lean upon Thy great strength trustfully, restfully;
To wait for the unfolding of Thy will patiently, serenely;
To meet others peacefully, joyously;
To face tomorrow confidently, courageously."
a simple prayer for my day, in the "The Speaker's Quote Book" by Roy B. Zuck




















12 comments:

Love Being a Nonny said...

Good grief, Those pictures look like postcards! I love the beauty of God's creation in the mountains! thanks for sharing! Happy Thanksgiving!

LisaShaw said...

Breathtakingly beautiful is all I can say! Thank you for sharing the eye of beauty the LORD has given to your Uncle that is reflected in every shot!

Thank you also for sharing that beautiful prayer at the end.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your precious family. Love you.

Rach said...

Very beautiful. Looks so peaceful.

Sassy Granny ... said...

I want to go there!

Isn't it amazing how nature speaks to us; to the deepest parts of us? Fall scenes & river scenes are my favorites. They speak of something wholesome, something of great value.

Thank you for sharing such amazing beauty.

Kathleen

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Oh, so beautiful! There's always another place or two to add to my list of places to visit one day.

And thanks for including the quote...we can face tomorrow with confidence because we know He will be faithful.

Charli and me said...

Good evening Judy. These pictures are amazing. They are very peaceful and relaxing, not to mention absolutely beautiful. Thank you for the prayer.It was wonderful. Thank you for your friendship ♥ I truly enjoy stopping by for a visit :>)

southerninspiration said...

Oh my......those pics are fantastic!!! And I read on down since I've not been to your blog for a couple of days....and we LOVE Scrabble during the holidays, especially! those babies are all adorable, and I loved reading about your family and seeing pics of them.
Thanks for sharing, and thanks for always coming by my blog and leaving such sweet, encouraging words!

Suzanne

Jeni said...

What stunning photography! I felt like I was there taking it all in. I love the music and quote you selected. Put me in a peaceful mood. Thanks for sharing. Love to you.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Judy, these are so beautiful....I love the Smokey mountains.

Thanks for your sweet comment to me about the tablescape. I am sure as gracious as YOU are...your tables are wonderful.

Happy Thanksgiving, sweet friend.

Barb ♥

Country Dreaming said...

Love the Smokey Mountains. We spent some time there on vaction a couple of years ago. Just beautiful!

Melinda

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your uncle took such beautiful photographs! He even got so close to the black bears -- a little scary. We were warned so often in Yellowstone National Park to stay far away from the bears as they are very fast and you can't outrun them.

I hope you and your family have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Miss Gracie's House said...

Love that quaint white church! But I really came looking for pics of those babies...too sweet! Have a wonderful day of giving THANKS!
Rene'

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