The potters and the continuing education in the art of pottery was wonderful, but I am most happy when I am outside enjoying the Master Potter's creation.  Man is talented, but he does not hold a candle to the amazing wonders and sights experienced while hiking.  The rock above is called "Hanging Rock" and is located in North Carolina.  The park has many hiking trails including this one and a couple leading to falls.  If you look closely at the picture, you will see the fault line which had to be jumped to get all the way out on the rock.  It added a little adventure to the hike.

These stone steps were near the top of the climb and seemed to go on forever.  I always find it amazing to realize someone moved these rocks and built this hiking trail for others to enjoy.  NOT an easy feat!

This picture I found on Pinterest is a great depiction of exactly how it looked--except the trees had not turned this much yet.  What fun after hiking up there to sit and have my lunch with such a wonderful "Seat by the window".


I always feel the closest to God when I am climbing the mountains.  You look around and know you are as high as humanly possible and the clouds seem close enough to reach out and touch.  Man has always desired to be physically near God--thus the need to build the Tower of Babel.  The quest to put ourselves on the same level as God is eternal--but it gets us into plenty of trouble.  When we remove God from the throne and place ourselves in charge--the results are always disastrous.  I struggle daily with giving up control and handing it all over to Him.  You would think I would learn by merely glancing around me at His creation --I seem to be a slow learner,but if persistence pays off--perhaps I will eventually learn the lesson.  For now--I am thankful to have made it to the top of this mountain!

And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top [may reach] unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
Genesis 11:4


  1. Very pretty...both the view and of yourself. agreeance..I know I forget who is really in control etc..I sure like to fix things..thanks Lulu..and since I lost my train of thought..I will leave it at that. Blessings

    1. A sure sign of stress, Linda---
      Take DEEP breaths & work on relaxing!
      Bless You!


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