Our life living off the land in our log cabin, breathing fresh mountain air, and getting back to basics.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Life's Simple Beauty

I spent the day today with Bob and Art, who shared their personal knowledge and experience about the Peek's Creek mudslide disaster that occurred here in NC in September 2004.  I visited the site for the first time in October 2005, and the devastation was still obvious and palpable to me.  For some reason, though I had no personal involvement with the disaster, I was overwhelmed with emotion while there; Peek's Creek touched my soul.  I always feel my life unfolds exactly as it should, so not coincidentally, since then, I met Bob and Art, who are long time close friends of my Dad's (and eventually Donald's) and it just so happened that Bob's mom had a home in Peek's Creek (for 50 years) that was devastated.  Since my first day there, I have wanted to learn more about what happened, and after beginning my blog decided I wanted to write an anniversary post in honor of those who lost their lives, limbs & homes.  Come back to read more about the disaster on September 16th.  A sincere & heartfelt thank you, Bob and Art, for an incredible day; it far exceeded my expectations from both a personal and historical perspective.  I must truly say, I feel you are not only my Dad's friends, but now mine. 

Today's experience reminded me of how important it is to embrace every moment, live for today, and enjoy being.  So the rest of this post is about a few of the simple beautiful things that life presents.

A Meadow Beauty (to the best of my knowledge)...

A Partridge Pea (to the best of my knowledge)...

Collard green sprouts with empty seed pods still attached...
 ...a closer view...

 I don't know this bush, but the contrasting colors caught my attention as I drove by...

Healing thoughts for all those affected by Isaac's ongoing rain, and for those who may benefit from those same rains, much gratitude for Isaac's silver lining.

Thank you for reading my blog, you are the best f/f/r/s/f's, see you tomorrow,
Lise

3 comments:

Mamabug said...

Love those beautiful wild flowers this morning Lise! Hope you have a great weekend!

Lise said...

I agree Mamabug, I love them especially when they have dew or rain on them. Caught a few of those this morning! Have yourself a great weekend as well:) I'm sure to, today is my birthday:)

Dad/Pepere said...

Glad you were able to spend time with Bob and Art. They are good people and good friends. Looking forward to your blog on Peek's Creed. The photos of the flowers are just beautiful...just like you. Happy Birthday Honey! Big hugs!