Tuesday, May 26, 2009

It's outdoor Wednesday


at a southern day dreamer

Go on over and see all the other wonderful outdoor pictures,
and be sure to say thanks to Susan for hosting.

Back to Basics

My sweet fella and i took Monday off and went for a hike.
The trail was two miles one way, down hill,
to the base of a falls.
Beautiful, and although work to our
untrained legs, very fun.

We found intriguing bits of nature along the way,
Like this huge fungus growing on a downed log.

And This gnarled root in the ground.
What do you see or imagine?

Beautiful scenery

Nature Finds

I found a little piece of lichen.
"Here hon, hold this so i can take a picture of it".

His Nature Find.
He turned around and picked this up.
"Now this is a nature find."
Thus the big smile while he's holding his.
Kind of a 'my nature find is bigger than yours' smile.

And here is what we found at the end of the trail.

There are two beautiful waterfalls.

We ate our picnic lunch, strolled,
contemplated, and just enjoyed the
sound of the rushing water hitting the rocks.

There is just something about being out in nature
that puts life into perspective.
The whole world seems to disappear,
as we slow ourselves down.
We stand in awe of the majesty of all
our Creator has made,
and we realize how small we really are.

Oh Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth.

Blessings, and His peace as you calm yourselves before Him.

Barbara Jean


Michelle said...

How beautiful, thanks for sharing! ~The Sweet Gardenia

LisaShaw said...

Beautiful photos! So glad you and hubby had a great time together. May the blessings of the Lord remain with both of you and may you enjoy MANY MORE YEARS of awesome moments together.

Lots of love dear sister.

Sherrie said...

Awesome water falls! Just love your nature finds! Have a great day!!


barbarasaintjacques said...

How fortunate you both are to share this time and day together. Where is this glorius environ?

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Amen, Barbara Jean! His name is majestic in all the earth and His creation is wonderous beyond any words! :-)

Loved your walk, and that root looks like a heart to me with all of it's arties and veins and things.


Sheila :-)

Angela Harris said...

OOOh what a beautiful Waterfall. How lucky you are to visit such a serene place:)

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Barbara Jean! Sounds like my kind of day! Looks wonderful .... picnic and waterfalls...just about perfect!
Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

Sue said...

What a perfect day for a perfect couple, your dh looks as though he is having so much fun. Thank you for sharing.

Joyce said...

Great nature walk with the Mr. and he is a good sport with the photos. The last photo is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with me.

Barbara said...

Barbara, I really did enjoy your hike and the best thing is my legs don't hurt. I did miss out on the picnic lunch!

The waterfall were beautiful.

Come and see me, you don't have to hike far.

Terry said...

Looks like you had a lovely time! Those waterfalls are beautiful! :0)

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Great pics, thanks for sharing!

Sharon said...

Love the beautiful pictures. Nothing like enjoying God's creation. He is the master gardner!
God Bless! Sharon

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hasn't our Northwest sunshine been a very welcomed surprise. I was beginning to wonder if summer was ever going to get here.
The weather has been such a distraction to me. It's hard to concentrate on blogging when I hear the birds singing, fountain waters dripping and my lawn furniture calling my name.
The perfect time for a hike too.
I probably would have brought that wonderful moss covered branch home for a craft project! ;D

Sweet wishes,

Mary Bergfeld said...

What a lovely walk and such wonderful pictures to share as a result of it. Have a wonderful day.

annies home said...

lovely lovely pictures must be such a peaceful walk

Miss Gracie's House said...

That looks just heavenly...