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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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Ride and Walk into Nature


Serenity Now!  Gerri and I love this time of the year.  For those who live up north, fall is not in full swing here yet, but what beauty this time of year brings.  Today the high was in the low 70’s and the sky was a crisp clear blue.  We decided to venture out to Callaway Gardens again.      


Each change of season is different there and it is so tranquil to ride and walk and be surrounded by nature (about 11,000 acres).  Since this is Monday, there were not many people in the gardens and we had it to ourselves…almost.


Rather than write a lot, I would love to just share some pics of the tranquility we felt today.  







To be with your best friend, who is also my wife, and be surrounded by nothing but nature; what could be better!


Just look around at the beauty before us on such a lovely day.  Sometimes you just don’t want to leave because it is so pretty and peaceful.






We are so blessed to be able to spend all the time we want in such a natural setting and enjoy the beauty God has set in motion.


  1. What a great way to spend a tranquil day! I love the fall colors. It's always great to read your blog.

  2. Sounds like you had one of those magical Autumn days. It is a feeling like no other time of the year to walk in nature's beauty during the Fall. Our Autumn is gone now & we are into the cold, wet & bleak stage.

  3. That sure is a place of peaceful, beauty, glad to hear from you guys again, we missed ya, it is past fall here in PA with temps below freezing last night, take advantage of the warm temps while you can. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna..

  4. Thanks for sharing your lovely day. This wonderful weather has enticed us out as well. It's so nice to finally have cooler weather. Your pictures are beautiful.

  5. Fall is a wonderful time of year. We have been able to enjoy it in a number of states as we move along.

    With your pictures, we can add one more :)

  6. Your pictures are just spectacular. What a wonderful way to spend the day enjoying the fall leaves and your time together.

  7. Love the pictures. Looks like a really beautiful place for a fall walk.

    Travel Safe

  8. How lovely. And to be able to meander at will is such a gift. :)

  9. welcome back to blogville!!!..I have missed your posts!..great way to spend the day with the one you love!!!

  10. You sure showed off that park with some beautiful, stunning photos! What a great day!

  11. Beautiful fall pictures. This is one more place to add to our bucket list. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Glad you enjoyed your day and were kind enough to post the beautiful photos - looks like such a nice place to visit someday.

  13. Beautiful photos - what a great place to spend a day. You header is gorgeous!

  14. Thanks for the quiet walk I took with your pictures. Fall is a reflective season

  15. Love places like these when not to many people are around!

    Lucky you today.

  16. Very Nice Guys

  17. Seeing your photos reminded me of the lovely bike rides we've taken through Callaway Gardens over the years. And we spent our honeymoon there 28 years ago so it holds special memories. Thanks for the nice post,


  18. Beautiful! Thanks, we enjoyed the journey. Counting down until we meet up again.

  19. Just this morning the coordinator (and only employee) here at Dooly Campground (a church camp) was talking about Callaway gardens. How far are you from Vienna, GA anyway? I guess I will have to Mapquest it now.

  20. So that is what we are missing by being out West. We will have to put Calloway Gardens on out list of places to see.

  21. Just this morning the director, and only employee, here where we are volunteering at Dooly Campground (a church camp) was talking about Callaway Gardens. Wondering how close you are to Vienna Ga. Maybe we could meet up. We are here until the 19th. Then we head toward Birmingham AL area.

  22. Beautiful pictures. Looks like a great place to spend time enjoying nature!

  23. You are surrounded by beauty and by nature. Wonderful. I can feel your love of your surroundings. Today it is raining in Big Sur, California. We had a couple days during the week that felt like summer again but now fall has returned. Is it the same there?

  24. Sometimes all you need is a quiet picture day! Awesome!

    and thank you for the nice comment about our service men and women!

    Cheers! :)

  25. What lovely photos! Thank you for sharing them :-)

  26. Beautiful pictures and beautiful words. Nice!


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