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 touch and feel it... "Through the Lens".

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

An Afternoon at the Beach and a Hint of Fall in the Air


We had a chip in our windshield, so we had a company come out  and do their magic.  When they left, the chip was gone.  DSC_3927


There’s not been a lot going on so we haven’t blogged for a while, but we had a special day at Callaway Gardens today.



This afternoon Gerri & I went to the Beach at Callaway Gardens. No, it’s not an ocean, it’s the world's largest manmade, white sand beach and it covers a mile around the 65 acre Robin Lake. The lake is closed to swimming now, so we had the beach and the area to ourselves. Almost like it was our own private resort. We sat under our private canopy on the beach... even our own bench.



Wow, what pampering. There was a great breeze and we sensed a bit of fall in the air. Afterwards we walked through our private vegetable garden, although we let four or five other people come through the garden too. This is such a beautiful and peaceful resort. It has several thousand acres of nature, hiking and biking trails, and lakes for fishing, Sibley Horticulture Center, a Chapel on the lake, 2 beautiful golf courses and so much more in a natural setting.





If you are ever in this part of the country and you love nature, you would greatly enjoy a day or two at Callaway Gardens.


We hope you have had a good day and are glad you took your time to read of our experiences.



  1. I have sure missed you two!! Your day sounds delightful and your pics of the flowers and butterflies are fabulous. That sure is a beautiful beach and lakeside area. Since reading your blog the past few months, Calloway Gardens is certainly on our "list". Thanks for sharing a lovely, peaceful day.

  2. There always seems to be something new to show us about Callaway Gardens. I like that white sand beach--who needs the ocean! Your photos were amazing, like always.

  3. We're so glad that y'all are back. We have really missed reading your blog. Your pictures are beautiful. Safe travels,
    Rollie & Gina

  4. thanks for the tour of Callaway Gardens..and welcome back..we missed you too!!!

  5. Great pics of the butterflies and Calloway Gardens. Glad you had a nice day there on your own 'private beach and resort'.

  6. I agree with Margie..we've missed you too! You don't have to be doing anything special, we just like to hear about your days. We really should get up there before we leave Georgia. Loved the pictures today!

  7. I don't know where Callaway Gardens is but it looks like a nice spot. That is my favorite kind of beach....deserted. Especially like your butterfly pics. Nice color, nice detail.

  8. Nice to have your own beach, bet you guys enjoyed it ,glad your back, even on a slow day you can post about the coffee brewing, we all still love ya. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

  9. Wow, your pix are beautiful!! :)

    If you were up here in NY, you would be sensing more than a hint of fall in the air!

  10. Calloway Gardens looks beautiful. How did you convince those butterflies to sit still for a photo???

  11. Great header photo! I agree with the others, don't stay away so long. :)

  12. LOVED your header pic!!! and all the rest too! Thanks for taking us along to Calloway Gardens..

  13. Glad to see you back! The photos are just grrreeeat. Good to see you got the rock chip fixed before it started moving. We did not get one fixed last winter and boy has the crack growned.

  14. Beautiful pictures. Is that garden associated with the Victory Gardens? No matter, it is a beautiful garden. Thanks for sharing...

  15. Pidge...yes, this garden was the southern setting for the PBS Victory Garden.

  16. Wow you really take some great pictures! That place looks pretty amazing and those flutter-bys are really beautiful! So care to share your secret? What kind of camera are you using? I know there is skill involved, but I can't just go buy that :)

    Glad to see you post again, always enjoy reading your blog!

    -Mike & Heidi
    97 RT 170P "Taj Ma Trek"

  17. Great shots and nice to see your posts again---

    We just had 2 chips fixed on our motorhome while on vacation. Sure beats waiting a couple weeks till they could locate 2 new windshield pieces. AND our insurance pays the entire cost of the chip repair instead of a deductible needed for full windshield replacement.

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  18. Your pics just keep getting better. Thanks for sharing.


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