Beauty in the Northwest Georgia Mountains

We had the chance last weekend to spend a restful few days meeting up with Texas friends in the Northwest Georgia mountains, and also do some exploring in Chattanooga, TN.  (Such a cool city! Who knew?!?)

Rising Fawn, GA
Chattanooga, TN

Goodness.  There is such beauty in the world.  The green hue of the trees around the cabin changed throughout the day, depending on how the sun hit them: bright lime green in the mornings, deep forest green in the afternoon.  So no matter what time you sat on the deck, there was a different view to ponder.  Really incredible artistry.

We sat one morning and watched the mist roll off the water and over the mountains, and it brought to mind some hard truth we learned in a new way this last month:   “…you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes…”  See more and get a Cliff Crew update here; we are in transition again, but finding the good in the “in between.”

Those two on the bank…big brother inviting little sister down to the lake so he could teach her how to cast a fishing rod…BE STILL MY HEART. These sweet scenes make all the hard parts of motherhood just momentarily forgotten, don’t they?

On our Chattanooga day, we went to the Tennessee Aquarium.  Can’t recommend this place enough! If you’re ever close, don’t miss it.  Petting stingrays, touching sturgeon, a room full of butterflies…on and on the list goes.  So worth a trip!

On our way back home, we decided to stop off at Rock City.  I’m not a big fan of heights, and anything named “Lover’s Leap” is sure to make my heart race.  The kids heard plenty of admonishes to “PLEASE BE CAREFUL!!!!”, which is not characteristic of my parenting but it seemed warranted in this instance.  (The kids scoffs and laughs at my warnings would make it appear otherwise.)

See more Rock City pics here.

See more cabin pics here.

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