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Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday Finds and Be Still 52

This week I spent several hours at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. It was a lovely autumn day. The air crisp and fresh; filled with the smells of damp leaves and pine. It was quiet. Only nature making any sound. I could hear the rustling of the leaves in the wind, the plopping of acorns as they fell, the symphony of the birds singing, and the scampering of squirrels gathering their nuts for winter. Oh my, how blessed I felt that this beautiful world has been created for me to enjoy. 

I found delight in the morning rays of sunlight.


I found delight in the mountain ridges.


I found delight in the rich farmlands next to the Arkansas River.


I found delight in the reflections on the still quarry water.


I found delight in the enormous hundred year old cypress trees.


I found delight in the fall leaves floating by at my feet.


I found delight in a gorgeous day.
I found myself in awe of the gifts we've been given.

"Every good and perfect gift is from above,
coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights,
who does not change like shifting shadows."
 James 1:17 (NIV)

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15 comments:

  1. Oh, my gosh, Cathy! I wish I'd been able to be there with you! These photos are breathtaking and really make me want to be there.

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  2. And I found delight in your beautiful photos! How did you get all those little stars in the last one? Thank you for sharing this special place.

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  3. Wow - just gorgeous images today! Love the bright colours, the reflections, and those leaves ... beauty!

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  4. So many beautiful things to feel delight in - I could feel the joy in them all as well. I loved the sun sparkles in that last one and the colours and pure sky in the farmlands running alongsode the Arkansas river.

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  5. Beautiful with the twinkling lights in the water, thank you for sharing!

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  6. Wow! Beautiful color and amazing light. Lovely set of images!

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  7. Thank you for sharing these beautiful fall images, Cathy! You are so fortunate to have such a wonderful park nearby and have the time to enjoy it.
    Yes, it is all a blessing!

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  8. Looks like you had a great time, Cathy, what a wonderful place !
    Enjoyed your lovely photos !
    Have a nice weekend,
    Sylvia

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  9. Over the top beautiful and refreshing. God is so good and has given us many things to enjoy if we just look around. Appreciated your joy and excitement!

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  10. Reflections and sunlight beams through trees - some of my favorites in any photograph. Love your artful compositions with bold colors.

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  11. And I found great delight in your lovely captures from up on high, looking out over Arkansas. Beautiful! And that reflection - WOW!

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  12. Simply gorgeous scenery. The shot of the quarry was stunning. So glad you had such a nice outing.

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  13. How gorgeous! And it's true, we are so blessed.

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  14. Wow! What a beautiful day you had! So much to be grateful for:)

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