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, June 21, 2018

The Wheels are Rolling

Sunrise at Davis Lake Campground

We left Chewacla State Park a little later than we normally leave on a travel day.  We went over to see our son and fetch his doggie, Jo Jo and wish him well on his move.  We will catch up with him in Baton Rouge in a few days or so.  Our journey was to take us to Van Vleet, Mississippi which is right off the Natchez Trace and about 20 miles south of Tupelo.          
Stephen's dog JoJo

We decided to stay at Davis Campground in the Tom Bigbee National Forest.  This is not a huge campground but it is very very nice!!  It sits on Davis Lake and the sites are concrete with water and electric and lots of ambience!!  We landed a site right on the lake!!                

Entering the Davis Lake Campground
View from our Back Window
After getting all set up we went over to Southern Charm Kennels.  We were there to take a look at an English Cream Golden Retriever.  I want to add that we did exhaust the area for a rescue Golden.  We have a 12 1/2 year old Shih Tzu, Nick, that has hip and shoulder problems and is getting at an age that his eyes are not that good.    All the rescues that we found that met the age requirements all said children, no other dogs, fenced in backyard, lots of energy and so on.  We only saw one that met what we thought we might need with Nick and full-timing and he was already spoken for.  So we took our search to a lady that breeds the English Cream Golden Retrievers.  We got to pick between two male Goldens and decided on the light blue one.  She ties colored ribbons around the necks of her puppies so she can target their progress and keep them separate.            


They were all cute but the light blue boy just seemed to speak to us.
He is no longer called "light blue boy" but Asher which means happiness or blessed in Hebrew.                 

Last night he enjoyed some things for the first time...a walk on a leash, toys, his own bowl of food and sleeping beside our bed.  I am happy to say he played well, slept well and got along with our Nick and guest doggie, Jo Jo.  In fact, all of our doggies did very well last night.  Things will be a little better whenever there is only the two doggies but Jo Jo is a good little fellow and is honestly no trouble whatsoever.  So our "three dog night" is going well.                                     

We left Davis Lake this morning and headed down the Natchez Trace toward Jackson, Mississippi.   This is about half way to Natchez, Mississippi which is our destination for Wednesday.  We have completed the Natchez Trace all the way to Jackson but no further south so we are finally going to be able to complete the Trace.  After that we will make our way over to Baton Rouge and take a look at the new apartment and see how Stephen is doing in his new "home."            

We have certainly seen a lot of beautiful, peaceful sights in just two days.  Everywhere we go, if we slow down and look, there is beauty to behold.  I hope you enjoy what we have seen "Through the Lens."

  But ask the beastsand they will teach you;
the birds of the heavensand they will tell you;
or the bushes of the earthand they will teach you;
and the fish of the sea will declare to you.
Who among all these does not know
that the hand of the Lord has done this?
 In his hand is the life of every living thing
and the breath of all mankind.
Job 12:7-10


  1. Congratulations on adding Asher to your family!

  2. Asher is beautiful and seems quite the gentleman for a pup. You always seem to find such pretty campgrounds. Davis Lake is no exception.

  3. What a precious baby! You must be special to have 3 dogs in close quarters. We've done the southern part of the Trace but never made it all the way. While there we stayed at one of their free campgrounds.

  4. Thank you for trying to rescue. Sometimes the right dog isn't there. And Asher is so cute. I can see why you fell in love with him. Safe travels.

  5. You have the best headers. Love those faces.

  6. You certainly do get to see a lot of beauty. Thanks for sharing it here.I don't get to travel very faros I love exploring places through the eyes and camera of my friends.

  7. What a beautiful puppy and a three dog nights a bonus. Enjoy the Trace is always a fun relaxing trip.

  8. Great looking Pup.... may he give you many years of smiles. Horst sends


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