Fun and Beautiful in the North Carolina Mountains

Saturday, July 11, 2015

During our 11 day vacation in the North Carolina Mountains 
watching the antics at The Chicken Coop 
as we took time to Appreciate Nature's Beauty.

We also took Ellie-Mae canoeing down the New River with us, for the second time, which was so much fun.  I think this will be a new tradition for us any time we head for the hills!

The llama were super cute; water dripping from his chin!

This goat saw us coming in the distance.
He ran to the fence and stuck his head out between the boards as he waited for us to get closer.

As we got closer, he decided to get his head back in but still kept his eye out for us!

A momma bird perching on the rhododendron branch just above her... laying on the ground just beneath her.


There so many wild mushrooms along the pathways; each one different, delicate and intricate.

Also very fragile.

As I pondered how different and delicate each was,
this came to mind...

"He has made everything beautiful in its time.
He has also set eternity in the human heart;
yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end."
Ecclesiastes 3:11

Canoeing down the New River.

Ellie-Mae had a blast!

Though the sun was a little bright.

Taking a break underneath the umbrella.

It was 103 degrees here today; I'm so ready to go back to the mountains where the breeze is cool and the temps are in the 80's!

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  1. Just marvelous! Love the pictures of the mushrooms the most Cindy!

  2. Those eyes peeking thru the fence are just the sweetest thing.

  3. LOVE the drippy chin llama shot!!! Can't blame you for wanting to get back to the 80s. 100s are just too torturous!

  4. Ellie Mae is just too cute! And, the pictures of the mushrooms are so interesting. We are in a heat wave here too and I'm sticking close to the a/c. Blessings for a great new week!

  5. Looks like a really fun outing. Ellie Mae is just adorable.

  6. So pretty Cindy! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!


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