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, November 4, 2013

For the Beauty of the Earth…



Gerri and I decided the time was right, the weather was good and the leaves were at their peak in the north Georgia mountains, so…off we went.  Destination, Cloudland Canyon State Park, journey…the view and serenity of the trip!  When we got there the first of the week, there were not many campers but was told they were full for the weekend.  Being that we enjoy less of a crowd, we left before the weekend arrived and enjoyed a very quiet and beautiful week at Cloudland. 

We drove on the road so lined with beautiful trees to the lookout area, hiked some of the trail and just enjoyed the beauty of the trees at this season of the year.









We just kind of hung out in the park and enjoyed being… with the exception of the strong winds and rain Thursday night.   We meandered back home Sunday only to discover our backyard full of the same beautiful colors that we had left in the mountains…God’s beauty is everywhere!



It has been a great week!


  1. You are so right...God has painted another gorgeous day for you two.

    Love the photos.

  2. Wow...I am in awe not only at the landscape but the way you captured the beauty on film(I still use that term, even if its need to put that area on my bucket list....and to think its also that colorful in your back yard...I'll be visiting you for sharing...glad you got to take a trip...Horst sends

  3. What a great get away in a gorgeous area!

  4. Great pictures. Love the Fall colors. One of our first Casita journey's was to Cloudland Canyon. Had the grand daughter with us, so it must have been back in 07, or so. Still remember all those stairs to the bottom of the waterfall.

  5. What beautiful photos....Enjoy the colors..We are getting them here for a short time in the Midwest...

  6. beautiful fall colours! glad you were able to get out and enjoy your Casita!!

  7. I love your new header picture. We haven't been to Cloudland Canyon for year, but now you've made me want to go back. We have sure enjoyed our summer and fall here in the north Georgia mountains. What a special place and you captured it so well in your photos.

  8. We are having a beautiful Autumn this year....the trees are in the peak and Cloudland Canyon must have been breathtaking.

    Loved your pictures!

  9. Absolutely stunning scenery and colors!

    The touch of the Master's Hand. :)

  10. Sounds you both have enjoyed the day. Passing in the road with bright colored tress both sides will be nice.
    Park also looks very beautiful.

  11. What beautiful fall foliage! We just don't get that here in the deserts of Arizona and I love to see it. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Fall is my favorite time of year. I grew up in California, so when I moved to Washington with my husband having four seasons was a bit of a shock. (First time I saw snow, I stared up in shock for several minutes, and the first thought able to get into my mind was "DANDRUFF!") I recovered eventually, but I'm still a bit surprised every time snow actually falls from the heavens.

    Fall makes it worth the cold and ice though. All those colors swirling together in a living, breathing river of its own. I can never get enough of such beauty.

  13. Those are some great pictures! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

  14. What beautiful photos of a Georgia I have never seen. Been down through Atlanta on the freeway on my way to Florida, but thanks you great bloggers I am seeing a completely different side of a beautiful state. Thank you also for joining my blog followers. Thought I would just drop in and check you out. Glad I did.

  15. My wife and I have threatened for years to take our Casita to Cloudland Canyon, but so far we haven't done it. It seems like an easy trip for us, but when we look at the driving time we always balk.

    When I went to high school, I lived in Ellijay with my parents. We would plan trips to Cloudland Canyon and somehow never make it over (just a few counties away). I wish we'd made that family trip--it was high on my mom's list of places to see, and she never got to see it.


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