It was such a pretty day yesterday with temps around 60 degrees!
That’s pretty unheard of in the mountains of western North Carolina in December.
in fact, our son Jason was planning to bring a couple friends up this week to go snow boarding….ummm…hello? No snow here!
Our friends Mona and Rick also have a two seater ATV and they wanted to show us some trails and places that I’d never been before, so out we went.
Though the hardwood trees are all completely bare, there is still quite a bit of green with the pines on the mountains.
The green of the pines, the shimmering sunshine, mountains all around – this is the stuff my bliss is made of!
Mountain vistas in the distance.
Down stream…the sun lightening my photo.
The ground is carpeted by fallen leaves, dry and brown, giving off a heady earthy smell as we walk along the creek for a bit.
Tumbling over rocks and around a bend.
Sunlight on bare trees.
Our back road took us through an old Christmas Tree farm – look at the Quilt Block sign!
Making our way back to the cabin.
Another pretty brook along the way.
The nature of this place brings peace to my soul like no other place I’ve ever been. It’s a good thing….
Because in the aftermath of the book mailing aftermath of the past couple weeks, it seems I have gotten off one mail sticker on my list, and I have heard from one person who got someone else’s order—and yet one more who got hers twice? (Which meant there were two mail labels with her address on it?! oy!)
Stress?? Yes! But I’m not going to let it get to me until I get home tonight.
Today is for letting the mountain take charge. For contemplating, for enjoying, for participating in the wonder of the Christmas season, work will wait until tomorrow.
Tonight when I get home we will be drawing for that one giveaway copy of Cultural Fusion Quilts! Did you enter to win yet? Click to leave your comment over on THAT POST!
Also tomorrow…our 3rd round of Mystery Monday Link-Up!! ((Are these weeks going by faster and faster, or is it all in my mind?!)) Get that post ready to link up. I can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to.
I’m headed out for a long hike with Sadie this morning, and then you will find me in the sewing nook happily piecing away on more little hour glass units in Christmas colors. Mona will be coming to sew a bit after lunch.
All in all a good and easy Sunday.
Enjoy yours, wherever you are!