Although we missed the peak, the leaves shimmered like jewels along the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was a sunny, 72 degrees. Not a cloud in the sky. Peaceful. Absolutely breathtaking! And what made the adventure more spectacular was sharing it with my husband and his sister, and our youngest grandchild.
Between my ancient camera and the blinding glare, I came up with a few good shots to use in my digital designs. I hope you enjoy our little adventure.
None of us like having our pictures taken, especially our grandson. But he humored me for a few seconds at least!
We are only a few miles from surrounding mountains in our area, but a hundred miles from Fancy Gap. The sites along the way, however, are just as breathtaking as standing and looking across the mountain itself.
I’d love having a little log cabin with a big porch overlooking this view. Put a swing on it and I’d stay here all day!
So, I'm sitting here trying to figure out how to describe myself to you, and these are the words jumping up and down in my heart: I'm just a simple human being living in a complicated, messed-up world. I speak my mind. I love hard. My feelings run deep. When push comes to shove, I stand my ground. Sometimes I push back. Sometimes I walk away. I've surfed the crashing waves of life that threatened to destroy me only to make me stronger. I bear the scars of emotional rape, sadness, and depression. I've walked the golden streets of churches and religion only to be disappointed time and time again. And as a result, it's taken me seventy-five years to get where I'm sitting today; a sinner saved by grace through the blood of Jesus Christ. I fell at the cross. I repented of my sins, and Jesus saved and washed me clean. I still fall flat on my face. I still get dirty as a pig in a mudhole. And Jesus still picks me up, dries my tears, forgives me again and again, and continues walking close beside me. No one has ever loved me like that. And no one ever will.
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Using Paint Shop Pro 2019, I turn ordinary photos into works of art. I also create picture tubes, bookmarks, Facebook Covers, cards, tags, and more. I don't sell my art, therefore, all my creations are free for your own personal use.