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Woods, Waterfalls and Wendy's on our Easter Vacation {PHFR}


Have you heard of the nature deficit that many people are experiencing in the world today?  How it has become rarer and rarer that children (let alone adults) are spending any time just being outside among the trees and the breeze?  Well, I can attest to the rejuvenating effects of getting away from all things electronic and losing oneself amid God's most beautiful creations.  

Over the weekend we spent one day ~ 12 hours in total ~ driving the Blue Ridge Parkway, stopping to hike whenever the spirit moved us.  Not only did we see amazing waterfalls, wildflowers and butterflies, but we bonded anew as a family.  I can't remember how many times I inhaled a deep breath of fresh mountain air and exhaled all my pent up stress while thinking to myself ~ "This is where my Spirit is most at peace".  

You don't have to get to the mountains to have the same experience.  Just go out into the yard today, slow yourself down and look around.  God has beauty there for you to see as well.  Your soul will thank you for it.


Self-explanatory, right?


KC made us all chuckle when he began taking "notes" on our walk through Charlottesville, VA.  (He had seen me doing the same thing that morning as we toured Monticello.) 


RW noticed the Wendy's Easter message on our drive through Boone, NC.  I managed to snap the photo through the window as we cheered inside the van.  

Do you see the hidden message we found on our walk in the woods?

(Don't peek below just yet...)

Amazing, huh? Everywhere you go, there God is.

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  1. You can just feel the fresh air and fun coming through in your photos!

  2. Your pictures are gorgeous! Happy Easter!

  3. What an amazing trip! Great pictures. The Wendy's photo is awesome :)

  4. Wow, what a pretty place for a hike!

  5. Love this post! What amazing glimpses of HIM all around. That is great the Wendy's would have that on their sign. I love the yellow butterfly photo. I have been chasing one around the yard and have yet to capture it in a shot! lol Looks like a wonderful day surrounded by HIS beauty Misty!


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