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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Monday, January 2, 2012

A Walk in the Woods

Today Gerri and I went for a hike on one of the trails at Callaway Gardens Resort.  It was sunny, windy and cold, but the hike was very refreshing.  


Along the way we passed a small creek bed with neat little waterfalls.



As we were following to the creek to where it emptied into the lake we came across a tree that a beaver was working on taking down.  It was interesting to see how well the beaver can accomplish it’s task.


We hiked our way over to the Butterfly Center to walk through the climate controlled area for the butterflies and we saw quite a few beautiful butterflies.





On the way back to our car, we walked through an area of the gardens that is full of blooming camellia bushes.  Tomorrow, we will share some of those pics as well as pics of the rest of our hike.

Thanks for letting us share our hike and sights with you today!


  1. Beautiful pics. I like the new look.

  2. Nice butterfly photos! Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. LOVE the header photo and thanks for letting us trail along behind you on your hike. That stream is picture perfect and the butterflies are just beautiful. Will be looking forward to seeing the flower pictures.

  4. Love your photos. Thanks for sharing.

  5. your pictures are so clear and beautiful. We love going into the butterfly house at the Living Desert in Palm Springs, CA. The church in your header is very beautiful also.
    Happy New Year,
    Betty and Joe

  6. Saw that first one when you posted it on Facebook. What a lovely walk through the woods and so nice that you took us along!

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

  7. Beautiful photos from one of our favorite places.

  8. Fantastic photos--all of them!

  9. I see from your new header title that your life has moved in a different direction..nothing wrong with that..just keep on blogging, hiking and taking pictures..if you write it we will read it!!!

  10. I love the new title and header picture. :) I miss taking walks in the woods...when the warm weather comes back!

  11. Oh, you're so right. How does that old saying go, "They can't see the forest for the trees"?

    We all need to stop and really look at what we're seeing.


  12. All of your photos are wonderful but I love the butterflies, they are gorgeous!

    John and Ellen

  13. Love the new header intro! Beautifully said. Thanks for sharing your pics and your perspective. Love you guys.

  14. Viewing life through a lens can be eye opening. :)

  15. Those critters were sure busy little beavers.

  16. Beautiful pictures..waiting for the camilla pics.

  17. Great pictures. I great way to remember the hike:)


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