Sunday, October 3, 2010

Misty Mountain Morning


 I love this time of year in the mountains...so beautiful and quiet.



 Sitting on our favorite bench early this morning...
sipping my hot coffee,
I was overwhelmed with the majesty of this special place...


If you look close...you can see someone in a scull through the mist....
(click to enlarge...he's about a third of the way in from the right.)


 My heart is filled with gratitude for so many things...


  ...and being able to spend time here with family and friends is just one of them. Generations of my family have been coming here for the last 85 years...I know that we are truly blessed...
... As I sat here I was thinking of all the mornings that my parents, grandparents and great grandparents must have looked out at this same lake and mountain.


 It was a wonderful weekend...full of activity.
Mr. Flea, Dan and his friends took a hike yesterday.

I spent a good part of the day over in Warrensburg...
poking about the town wide yard sales and flea market...
...doing what I do!

I will share some sights and flea market finds with you tomorrow.


 This morning, while I prepared breakfast for the gang...
Mr. Flea took his kayak out...
that never fails to put a smile on his face!


May the week ahead be peaceful and calm
for each of you...
:)

40 comments:

Laurie at Turner Farm said...

Breath taking photos! Stunning

MosaicMagpie said...

Such great photos, thank you for sharing them with us.
Debbie

A Treasured Past said...

Wow, what a truly magnificent place. Beautiful. Tamara

LizlovesVintage said...

It looks so peaceful and quiet. Beautiful!!! Who needs the spa. Hugs, Liz

Jamie said...

What a glorious way to spend a weekend.

Karena said...

Stunning images, I love them all! It is all about peace isn't it!

Karena
Art by Karena

Anji Johnston said...

Isn't it such a blessing to be surrounded by such beauty in this world? And all for free! Wishing you a peaceful week too

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Absolutely stellar! Gorgeous photos, what a special place:@)

Susan deGeneres said...

A beautiful place, a beautiful day and a beautiful post. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Susan

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Laura, What beautiful pictures! Nothing is prettier than the mountains in Fall.
xo, Sherry

Chrissie said...

Your photographs are wonderful. What a beautiful place!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a beautiful place!! Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos.
Have a great week.

KarenSue said...

I can just imagine how this makes you feel. What a wonderful gift your family has given to you. Great post!
Enjoy your week,
KarenSue

"Een sneller kloppend hart ♥" said...

Oh Laura...these pictures are just breathtaking..I just woke up and your pictures where the first to see on an early morning, you are a blessed woman...enjoying and appreciating these beautiful things in life so much,
Thanks for sharing this and I will be back to see what you've found on the fleamarket :)

Huggs, Veronique

Linda said...

These pictures are truly stunning, Laura...how wonderful to have a place with so much family history and significance...

rowena said...

I didn't have such a stunning few this morning.
But what I saw was so beautiful that I thank God for his creation.
Have a nice day and thanks for sharing.

Lululiz said...

Breathtakingly beautiful images. I know exactly how you feel, I feel the same each morning I open the door of our cottage in France and see the glorious views. Truly blessed indeed.

manon 21 said...

Magnifique Laura.

Bonne semaine

Manon

Alle mooie dingen said...

there's one word for this..........WAUW
greetings
Anita
http://alle-mooie-dingen.blogspot.com

Jill said...

Oh my, you are blessed to be able to enjoy that view. And, how awesome when you think of the past generations sitting there. Especially, when you think of the "treasure" hunting we do and how times have changed and our lives as we live them are so different with the technology, BUT, that view. That view has not and will not change no matter how you wash your clothes or communicate with family and friends or with any other "advancement" in the world, God's gifts remain unchanged and the most spectacular. I must say though that I am grateful for the technology so that I can enjoy your gift too!

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

The "majesty" of this place...perfect description. Stunning...beyond gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your blessings! Xo, Sue

diariodeunacouturier said...

I love this time of the year in the mountains too!!!! it is so poetical and romantic

Pam @ Frippery said...

Gorgeous photos. What a lucky girl to be able to have such a view! This is a wonderful time of year.

Laurie said...

What a beautiful setting. Your photos and description of your parents and grandparents literally gave me goose bumps. Such a peaceful and tranquil way to start the day!

Ana said...

Stunning! you really are a lucky and blessed girl.

Fräulein Klein said...

Dear Laura,
what a beautiful place! Stunning!!!!!
Have a nice new week,
Big Hugs,
Yvonne

Cindy at her Country Home said...

WWWOOOWWWW, ooohh Laura this is so GREAT! I can't close my mouth now... really AMAZING, thank you for sharing. I add a wish to myself to go at the same place for a beautiful holiday where you were, dear sigh!

Love your blog so much, thank you for enjoying and send you a big hug with warm Autumn greetings from me Cindy - Holland

Nank said...

WOW, I love the 6th picture down so much I made it my background! Hope you don't mind!

Nancy

Rosemary said...

Such an amazing place.
Wish I could visit sometime.
xo,
Rosemary

Simply Bungalow said...

What a lovely place to spend time. It looks so very peaceful.

Heidi

Julie@beingRUBY said...

How beautiful beautiful beautiful Laura!!
What a wonderful place to renew one's spirit.. I can understand why you enjoy your time there... that mist is heavenly... and it is this sort of beauty that takes your breath away and makes you feel part of something bigger...

Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.. I've been stuck in my own wilderness.. the internet wilderness.. hahaha.. a temporary reprieve!!! ciao ciao xxx Julie

Jean said...

Such lovely photos. So peaceful.

Sue Young said...

Stunning pix! I would be SO happy to kayak here as well! BEAUTIFUL!
Sue

Diane said...

Lauren, there's just something about the fall morning mists that makes us stop and take a moment to reflect and appreciate the silence and beauty and to take a much-needed respite from noise and movement - at least for a little while - until our day begins....
Hugs, Diane with thanks for these beautiful photos.

Suz said...

Laura,
You take my breath away!
Suz

Les Cotrions said...

Ciao Laura!
What a magic atmosphere around you, lucky girl!!!
Enjoy it!
Big hugsf from your lazy friend Vale!

cityfarmer said...

scoot over ...
You transported me right to that bench ...

Chrissy said...

Laura...those photos are so stunning,they look too good to be true,I can not imagine a more peaceful place this side of heaven! hope you are well..I have to come see you more often your one of my dearest and oldest(you know what I mean) blogging friends! x0x0x0

Anne Marie said...

Wow Laura!! those pictures are AWESOME! and if you came to the sale, that would be so over the top...you were one of the first people I've ever followed (smiles)...bring carole too!!

xo+blessings,
Anne Marie

samovarkath said...

These photos are gorgeous... the next best thing to being there... thanks for sharing.