Monday, October 5, 2009

A Weekend to remember!

It was a fabulous weekend with amazing weather!
Cool and crisp....sunny and dry!

Saturday I went to the Art Show on Main and
it was the BEST art festival of the year!

We've bought a lot of local art so it was fun to see some of our
favorite artists again and find out what they are working on now!

Then on Sunday we packed a picnic lunch and headed to the mountains!
We own land up in the Bluff community in NC, very near the TN border.

This was our view while we sat and ate lunch!

Then I enjoyed taking photos of the flora and fauna!
(but I will save those for another day!)

We drove down the winding mountain road to my Dad's old home place
and we celebrated his life. It was the 5th anniversary of his passing
and we hiked the land! It was a wonderful way to remember him.

Take a hike with me along the creek....

Let's cross over to the island first....

Is he trying to catch a fish? lol

And enjoy the views of the creek and waterfalls.

It's hard to capture the beauty
and magnificent power of the creek.

It is SO loud, you can not talk and be heard
and you could not walk into the water without
being swept off your it's ICE cold! lol

So if you imagine....deafening waterfalls and icy spray...
enjoy the breathtaking beauty of a walk along the creek!

Happy Monday everyone!
God bless!Align Center


KC'sCourt! said...

What a lovely tranquil place.

Michela said...

Wow Diane! Such an amazing place! Really beautiful!
Happy Monday! More Halloween decoration this week, please! ;-0

Bumpkin Hill said...

what a beautiful walk, a very special way to fondly remember your Dad. Hugs, Catherine x

Emily said...

Oh, my. How lucky you are!! That is beautiful country. Is that your bridge and picnic area too? Just spectacular. Cheers!

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Your photos are FABULOUS, I felt as if I could almost hear that water moving, the sound of it is so soothing and peaceful inspite of its rushing loudness! Love the view you had from the picnic spot, I think I would have wanted to stay all day just right there! What a lovely way to spend the anniversary of your father's passing, by being where he loved to be and keeping him very close to you in thoughts and in your heart. You must miss him very much. Have a wonderful Monday, and thanks for sharing such lovely photos. I am thrilled to be able to see a place so far away on such a personal basis!! Debby

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

thanks for stopping by my blog..we only have one stinky puppy though..not two..couldn't handle two of him..he is too high strung..but alot of fun..;)

Unknown said...

Beautiful and mesmerizing. Oh how I would love to walk that trail. And the bridge, Wow!, it looks like the bride on that childrens movie, dang, I can't think of the name of it. Anyway, what a lovely place to have lived in. I envy your fathers homestead. I envy you being able to walk through such a scerene and magical place. Can I come along next time. Please. I have a nice trail that I walk behind our library but there are no streams or waterfalls. Waterfalls are my weakness.
Thanks so much for sharing that with us.

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Oh, my goodness, one of the most beautiful places...and you let us go for a walk with you! Lovely way to spend a day and remembering your dad, how special.

Happy@Home said...

Your weekend sounds and looks wonderful. I can't think of a better place to have a picnic and what a beautiful place to remember your dad and enjoy a lovely hike too.

Stacey said...

What an amazing place to spend the afternoon. Everything there seems to be just beautiful - even that woven bridge. That's a very nice way to remember your Dad.

Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend. Love the photos. NC is one of the most beautiful places I've been.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely way to spend a weekend....I hope your doing well, i wqanted to stop by and say hi. Thank you for visiting my blog it was so nice to see your beautiful comments which I have missed...I'll be back on a regular basis, soon. Big hugs, Jennifer : )

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diane, I feel like I took the walk with you. What a glorius place and such a nice thing to do in memory of your father. My dad will be gone 11 years Oct.21st. It seems like only yesterday. We need to do something special as well.
Love the pics and the one of you is just gorgeous. What a doll you are!
Have a great week.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

Your weekend sounded lovely.
What a beautiful time you had to remember your Father.
Lovely photo of you.
I loved coming along on the walk.


Carolyn said...

What a great way to remember your Dad. It is beautiful there.

Take care,

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. What a beautiful way to honor your dad.

Unknown said...

Oh my what beautiful photos , thankyou !

Anonymous said...

Beautiful trip Diane, I wish I was there, looks so peaceful and fun too. love/M

Simply Shelley said...

Hi Diane,such beauty...thanks so much for sharing this wonderful post.....blessings

Unknown said...

Oh what a heavenly place to be. I could almost hear the rush of the water. America in every corner is so beautiful, truly from one coast to the other. See you back in Washington on Sunday!

Diane Mars said...

Thanks for stopping by my Blog, I do have two of those cowboys, his pants are flocked, are you interested in one? I will be selling them $2.50 each
let me know. Hugs, Diane

Barb said...

Oh, these pictures are soooo lovely!


Twyla and Lindsey said...

What a beautiful place to celebrate a beautiful life. I loved seeing the pictures, especially the one of you! Hope you are enjoying your day. Twyla

Brenda Pruitt said...

I wish I had that loud waterfall in my yard. Would drown out the bank construction! Beautiful photos of a very scenic place!

Denise * KKL Primitives said...

What a gorgeous creek - and love that wood/vine bridge!!! What a great place to take a walk!


The Painted Garden said...

Hi Diane,

Oh my how beautiful. What a lovely spot to visit and remember your Dad with such a beautiful celebration of life and memories.
Thank you for sharing such a your place.
Have a lovely week.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Oh ny goodness...this is breathtaking! I'm sure your daddy was with you. What a wonderful way to celebrate his life. Thank you for sharing these beautiful pics with us.
Take care,

Janet said...

Your photos are simply gorgeous! They make me want to get out and go for a hike but I don't think I have anything that beautiful nearby.

Lila Rostenberg said...

What a lovely place to visit, picnic and hike! The family ties you have there make it really YOUR place!


What a wonderful place to hike and visit nature!! There is a nice creek not far from my home that I stopped at yesterday to take some photos at.
Deb :)

jen said...

your photos are so lovely! i hope to visit NC someday, everyone always says how beautiful it is. it must have been nice to remember your dad too. :)

Q said...

Rainy day so I am catching up!
I loved this walk with you. Blessings for your dear Dad and you.

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Just BEAUTIFUL!!!! That bridge is wonderful!! Thank you for sharin'. Heck, I felt like I was there! :> )

A Romantic Porch said...

Oh my those photos are so gorgeous. I would love to hike there! xo rachel

Catherine Holman said...

What a beautiful place to honor your father's memory! I lost my dad 6 years ago and still miss him dearly.