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, February 24, 2011

A Simple Day


It was a simple day to do simple things. It began early with the folks arriving to work on the bathroom remodel. That’s when we noticed what a beautiful day it was starting out to be. Plenty of sunshine and temps hovering around 72 degrees…..just perfect.

Stephen was off today and wanted to spend the day doing something fun together. Nothing big….just simple. We decided to drive to San Marcos for lunch. We always seem to migrate to San Marcos for a good meal as well as a fun environment. From there we decided to drive through Callaway Gardens to see what was happening. We hadn’t been there for several months and felt it was a perfect day to take a leisurely drive through the Gardens. We stopped and walked through the Discovery Center and enjoyed a wonderful exhibit of photography by Patsy Epperson. DSC_0464 

She is a nature photographer and we really enjoyed her work. We thought about our good friends Darrell and Judy Patterson as well as Mike and Peggy Everingham as she had many shots of the coast along Maine. Just beautiful.

On our way home we stopped in the downtown area of Pine Mountain where we found a unique soda shop. Stephen had a fountain milkshake and Mike and I had ice cream. Yum!! We didn’t count the sugar because we know it would have been a no, no but you gotta splurge once in awhile.

Now we are back home sitting out on the patio just enjoying the ending of a really nice simple day in the life of……


We hope you had a great day as well!!!

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. ~John Muir


  1. have a great day enjoying the 'view'!..hope the remodelling goes well with the bathroom!!

  2. It appears your trees might be blooming too. Great photo of the Cardinal.

  3. That cardinal is gorgeous. I love quiet, simple days. They sure help me recover from the busy, visiting, doing days that sometimes happen too often.

  4. Simple days are good. Yours looked especially good and I don't think I'd pass up a fountain milkshake just because of a few lousy calories either!

  5. I was just thinking about you guys yesterday...good to see an update!

  6. I like the quote by John Muir. Sounds like you had a fun day!

  7. Glad you guys had a great day! I've been thinking seriously of a trip to Staceys Rexhaul in Foley for one of their milkshakes - I think you just made up my mind!

  8. I love the picture of the cardinal.

  9. Simple days are my favorite days. Thanks for sharing this post.

  10. Love the Cardinal...We have a male that refuses to sit for his close up..but the female hams it up for the camera...Enjoy that nice weather...

  11. Love John Muir's quote. Lovely day.

  12. Thanks for posting the Muir it!


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