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Watch And Pray


Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.

For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.

Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:

Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

Mark 13:33-37

Spring In The Mountains

It’s spring in the Smokies and the redbuds and dogwoods are all abloom…

Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The LORD reigneth.

Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof: let the fields rejoice, and all that is therein.

Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence of the LORD, because he cometh to judge the earth.

1 Chronicles 16:31-33



Come Out Of Your Shell

Anything can be a learning experience and the great outdoors is one big classroom.

We happened upon this little feller last month after a rain…

Snail Emerging From Shell

(to see a bigger picture, click on the image)



Snow Day

We woke up to 4 inches of snow yesterday…



Hangin’ out with the chickens.


No swingin’ today!


Look ma…no hands!


The race is on!


Time for hot chocolate! :)




As The Earth Bringeth Forth Her Bud

Emerging Mayapple

For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.

Isaiah 61:11

Wit And Wisdom From The Hermit In The Holler

There’s still snow on the ground…

Leftover Snow

“It’s layin’ around and waitin’ on some more.”


Winter Storm Pictures: Our Snowy Icy Holler

January 31 2010

Snowy Mountain Jan 31 

Chicken Tracks

Ice Needles

Snowy Icy Juneberry Briar

Icy Dogwood Buds


Snowy Sunset 2

Snowy Sunset

February 1 2010

Sparkly Morning

Crystal Trees

Sparkly Icy Trees

Sparkly Trees

Hope you all enjoyed these pictures of our winter wonderland. :)




Who Can Stand Before His Cold?

Frozen Hazelnut Blooms

He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.

He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?

Psalms 147:16-17

Wit And Wisdom From The Hermit In The Holler

What’s it mean when a wooly worm curls up in a ball?

Cold Wooly worm

“It means he’s cold!


Our Monday Mini-Hike

It poured down rain on Sunday and our creek got up –so we just had to go see our waterfall.

Mountain Stream 

Along the way we saw…

Winter Moss

moss on a rock…

Geranium robertianum

a wildflower ( cranesbill ?) emerging from the leaves…

Mushrooms On Log In January

and mushrooms on a log.

Our mini-waterfall

Our Mini Waterfall

He brought streams also out of the rock, and caused waters to run down like rivers.

Psalms 78:16