|I had to take this with the night setting on the camera
It is so dark under the trees!
|I am not moving!|
|I am getting in this water soon, but the air temp is 60 degrees,
so I know the water will be freezing!
|This little waterfall makes a ton of noise!|
Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10 (KJV)
After a long hot summer, husband and I are finally on vacation. Several months ago, I finally pinned him down to a week after listening to his protests that he could not leave work this year. Things have been so stressful and hectic at his job that despite the fact that he needed a break the most, it didn’t look like it was going to happen. But, my threats to go without him finally got his attention and he agreed to rent a cabin in Brevard, North Carolina. Two years ago, when we took youngest son and his wife (then, his girlfriend), to Lake Lure, we drove through Brevard on the way up to the Blue Ridge Parkway. After seeing all the beautiful waterfalls, I decided I wanted to stay in Brevard our next trip to the mountains. Transylvania County is called, “Land of the Waterfalls,” and I have been looking forward to not only seeing a lot of waterfalls, but swimming in them. The thought of that cool mountain water kept me going through June and July! I found a house to rent that is close to the forest and the waterfalls. It also has its own waterfall and swimming area! We arrived this afternoon and the waterfall is so loud, you can hear it from inside the cabin with the windows closed! The area has had a ton of rain in the last few weeks, and in fact, it has been raining all day and is supposed to rain most of the week. We are disappointed about the weather forecast because we brought the motorcycle and planned to do some riding on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Hopefully, the sun will appear later in the week. But, while the motorcycle may stay in the back of the truck, the setting of the cabin is lovely enough that I just might be content to just sit on the porch and listen to the waterfall. When we travel, I always carry lots of maps, guides and lists of restaurants, parks, activities and places to see. I always have an agenda. This trip is no exception, but I just might throw the lists away and sit by the creek and listen to the water roar. Maybe. We left home yesterday, drove through rain all the way until husband decided to stop early in Walterboro, South Carolina, because it was storming and there were flash flood warnings. We came the rest of the way today, but stopped in Greenville, South Carolina, to see one of my college professors and his wife and visit Furman University. Once we finally arrived at the cabin, it was hard to get back in the car, but we had to get groceries and dinner. We ate at a cute little restaurant in Brevard and are now back at the cabin resting. Rest is what it is all about this week. And being still. With this view, even I should be able to do that!