|Mountains in the fall... love the colors|
|No, this is a different mountain...with a different cloud...|
|Our favorite overlook. The highest elevation; 6,053 feet!|
Whatever the case may be, I do know one distinct fact: God talks to me up there. He does! It might sound ludicrous to some, because God talks to me no matter where I am... but in the mountains His voice is clearer, more defined, and I actually understand more when I'm up there.
|One of my favorite views|
Not too far out of town, about four miles or so, there is a turn-off that will take you directly to the Blue Ridge Parkway; the twisty, curvy, switchback, road that climbs up and up the mountains, through tunnels, and past various "Overlooks." And yes, I have tons of pictures of various overlooks, mountains, clouds, trees, tunnels, and such.
|Entering the Blue Ridge Parkway...the fun is about to begin!|
|Tunnel through the side of the mountain|
So why do I continue to take the same pictures over and over of the things I already have pictures of? Well, I don't know! Probably because I see something new every time I go back to the mountains. Something is different. Something has changed.
|Love the curvy roads!|
And very often, I do see something that I missed on the other fifteen times I have been through there!God created these beautiful, majestic mountains. They are regal. They are a pillar of nature and the Hand of God.
|Pink lovelies growing right out of the|
side of the mountain!
One of the last times I was up there, while riding around the curves that would take us to one of our favorite overlooks, I was watching out over the grand view of the multitude of mountains, as I always do. But then, I distinctly heard the Holy Spirit whisper, "Look up." I wondered about that because we were already way up! But it became more clear when I heard it again, "Look up the side of the mountain." So I turned my head to the right and OH...MY...GOODNESS! There they were. Beautiful, little, pink flowers, growing right out of the side of the rocky mountainside!
|Water coming off the rocks|
|Trees & shrubs growing right|
out of the side of the mountain
At any rate, here were these beautiful, pink flowers and I was missing them! So I began taking pictures of them along the way. After the little prompt by my Best Friend, I began seeing them all over the place, along with so much more. I also began taking pictures UP the side of the mountain instead of out over the side of the cliffs. This is where I realized how much more beautiful the mountains are... and how much more I love them.
I'm going back... to the mountains... very, VERY soon! It's almost Fall up there, you know. And yes...I will most definitely be taking more pictures!