Sometimes we look at sights in nature but don't really see. While hiking in the woods the other day, it became a realization that we need to open our heart and eyes to see the beauty of the simple things in nature with each season. There is so much order and purpose in His creation. God has given us awesome beauty in this world to see and enjoy... if we would but stop to see and feel it. Join us as this blog is about stopping to see the real beauty around us...to touch and feel it... "Through the Lens".
Friday, February 24, 2017
Sunday, February 19, 2017
We liked our choices but wanted to finish it off with back cushions. Not only does this add to the finished look but is also more comfortable with good back support.
We contacted, Jason, at Oliver and placed our order about 3 weeks ago. Yesterday our cushions arrived packed neatly in this huge crate!! I'm not sure what I expected them to arrive in but this was a surprise.
We had them delivered to our son's apartment so once we unpacked them we had to carry them back to our site at Chewacla.
We placed them in their appropriate spots on the benches and then we stood back and took a look. Yes, we like them and yes, it makes sitting more comfortable.
We made a trip to Hobby Lobby and found a few items to decorate and make the Ollie more homey. We especially like the picture board where we can display pictures of family and travel. This is nice when space is limited.
Friday, February 17, 2017
But under all that plainess there is life waiting to burst forth. If you look hard enough you can see it.
|Notice the red buds on the tree in the right corner|
There is a sweet quietness about winter in the woods and in the campground. You can hear the wind through the pine trees if you are still and listen. You can hear the chirping of the birds and the playful game of chase the squirrels play.
The woods will be waking up soon. The tiny buds in the barren trees will swell and burst open producing beautiful leaves and there will be many shades of green everywhere. The animals will be busy finding places to raise their young. The sun will be warming things up nicely.
Until then we will be enjoying our walks each morning or evening in the naked woods.
|Notice the chipmunk on the tree stump|
"Come to the woods, for here is rest." John Muir
Monday, February 13, 2017
Today we found out Mike has considerable weakening on his right side, the right leg being shorter than the left and atrophy of the right butt. He has numbness of his right foot. This can be very serious but Karen is hopeful that she can help Mike correct most of this issue without surgery. He isn't allowed to lift anything heavy and can't do steps or walk uphill. If he does something harmful the disc could totally pop and off to the doctor we head....immediately.
We are so thankful for dedicated therapist, like Karen, who have been trained to correct some of these problems that come from having birthdays!! Therapy for this starts tomorrow (Tuesday).
It has been a beautiful day with temperatures nearing 64 degrees with lots of sunshine. The campground is beginning to fill up and get busy and it was a beautiful weekend for camping.
After a treat to Krispy Kreme we decided to head home for a nice quiet evening.
I hope you have a wonderful week!!
Monday, February 6, 2017
Saturday, February 4, 2017
|The road in to area C|
|Our Site C23|
|Our site from across the pond|
|Loop C drive|
|Road to another pond|
|One of the other ponds|