"The Mountains are calling and I must go"- John Muir

"The Mountains are calling and I must go"- John Muir

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

It feels like a rather blustery day today....











Hey Ya'll,








If you have ever watched Winnie the pooh, then I know you have seen " The blustery day".




Well that's how I feel today. There are tornado warnings, flood warnings, and T-storm warnings, here and according to the weather channel it will here all day long! I feel like we are going to float off the face of the earth if these heavy torrential rains don't stop, it seems we have one everyday! We have had to replant our pole beans 4 times! Poor things, if they come of and stay up it will be a miracle. And when it rains like this, it just plain unnerves me and my mom both. The place where we lived before, flooded, and I mean 5 to 7 feet, 3 times. The last time my mom and I were home asleep and my dad was out of town. We awoke to things hitting the house, and when we went to the window to see what was going on, the water was to the top step of the porch. The fire department couldn't even get to us because the water was to swift for the boat. When it was all over, we found my moms car had floated backwards and was across the road upside down, and mine was completely under water. But God took care of us that night, because it could have been a lot worse. So now when it rains like it is today, we are both on edge, even though we are much higher off the ground, on a hill far away from any flooding.

On a happier note, I have shared some pictures above. They are pictures of the Great Smokey Mountains I call home. When I look at them, I feel peace come over me, and I feel safe and calm. They are the most beautiful mountains I have ever seen. I love them the most after it rains like today, because a misty fog comes over them, and sometimes, it is so thick, it looks like the ocean. I like to sit and look at them for hours, and I always think about the people who lived there before any of us came along, the first people that ever lived there, and what it must have been like then. I could sit all day and look at those mystical mountains, they are so strong and serene. I thank God every day for them. When I am having a bad day, I just look to the mountains and they bring me back. The best time to feel their strength is when I go out of town to visit family in SC, or GA and we are coming back home and we cross into NC and the mountains are all around you, it gives me a chill and overwhelms me to the point of tears sometimes. I guess I might be the only person who feels this way other than my mom. I think I can safely say, my heart is in the mountains. There is a saying around here, " If you are lucky enough to be in the mountains, then you are lucky enough".













3 comments:

  1. Yes, you are VERY blessed to live in the Smokey's! :) I have relatives in that area and oh, I LOVE those mountains! Hope everything goes well for you today with those storms. Stay safe!! and have a great day!

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  2. those are BEAUTIFUL!!! i love mountains...

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  3. Yes, your blog is really beautiful in general. I can relate to your living in the mountains sort of in a way. I live an area full of the foothills of the Appalachians. Great pictures.

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The enchanting Blue Ridge Mountains I call home.

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