Monday, June 17, 2013

A GREAT DOOR OPENED

As you sit on the hillside, or lie prone
under the trees of the forest, or sprawl
wet-legged by a mountain stream,
the great door, that does not look
like a door, opens. 

~Stephen Graham














 
 
 
A four hour drive,
a six hour hike,
my oldest, my youngest,
and my only,
the sound of running
water filling the air,
no humidity,
stepping over stones,
crossing bridges,
walking through cold,
fresh mountain water,
up, up, up,
just missing fairies as
they darted about,
stacking stones,
almost touching
the sky,
it made my lowcountry
heart swell with joy.

Joining Amanda.
We were here


22 comments:

  1. Great pictures. What a fun time!
    Lisa

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  2. This is beautiful Tracey exactly my kind of country. I love woodlands and trees and water but I much prefer this kind of water that runs fresh in rivers and lakes than the sea for some reason. It just looks perfect.

    Shame you missed the fairies...
    Deb

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  3. Those pictures are breathtaking! I'm so glad you are feeling well enough for outings like this again.

    It's so infernally hot here that I spent as much of the weekend inside as possible.

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  4. Beautiful! My mom and brother live in Asheville, and I've been to similar parks, though not this one. That area is just gorgeous! Glad you had such a lovely day!

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  5. SO happy you were able to enjoy your beautiful family in such a beautiful place tracey!

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  6. a morning poem! i so love it!!! what a beautiful place, beautiful photos, beautiful family!!!

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  7. wonderful. what a beautiful adventure. :)

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  8. what a great way to spend the weekend - with lovely people in a lovely place!

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  9. A perfect day! Happy father's day to you husband and to your son-in-law!! Looks like a picture perfect weather day :)

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  10. look at you! up and hiking! that's great Sweet Trace!!!!
    XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

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  11. A good walk with the ones you love all around - that's just the best.

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  12. oh my dear! your lovely genes have not strayed far! such darling kids and your hike sounds wonderful! i think of you often and hope you are well!

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  13. What a beautiful hike. Sounds like fun was had by all. Nothing like being one with nature.

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  14. sounds absolutely delightful :)

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  15. Poetry... visual and audible. Beautiful.

    Blessings, Debbie

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  16. What an experience to breath in fresh air, hear Mother Nature's sounds, and spend QT with loved ones. And hooray! You're up hiking about!

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  17. So glad you had a great adventure with your loves! It looks beautiful there.

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  18. Oh how I have missed you, Tracey. I have been off the web a bit too long. You just make me smile - so glad you had this time with your oldest, youngest and only - perfection.

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  19. Yea!!! I'm so glad you are out and about!! I've missed you dear lady!

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