Monday, December 1, 2014

The Blues

We went shopping on Saturday and it was so crowded everywhere! The drive thru line at Starbucks went clean around all four sides of the building. We walked in and got served right away. So why would anyone wait a half hour with their car engine on? This is the scene at a local shopping center.

Since it was such a pretty day, we stopped off at a scenic overlook on the mountain. These are our Blue Ridge Mountains, They surround us and we live deep inside them in a valley. They protect us and amaze us always. I love them and feel safe within them. So here are our Blue Ridges.






                                 The sun is starting to set now, time to hurry home!

“God is our refuge and strength,

an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea…”


Psalm 46

19 comments:

Nancy Chan said...

Good day to you, Ginny. Your Blue Ridges and the scenery are so beautiful. And the beautiful colours...how not to stand in awe of our God. Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures.

Linda said...

Ginny, these are breathtakingly gorgeous!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

The mountains and the valley are so beautiful, Ginny.

I was surprised to see so many people shopping today. My shopping was only for necessities, but it looked like many were already Christmas shopping.

Linda said...

What and amazing day!! Love you and love seeing the way you live life!!!

Margaret Adamson said...

Wonderful scenery and it looks you had a great day out.

From the Kitchen said...

Growing up, I felt safe wrapped in the arms of those beautiful mountains. Love, love, love seeing them this morning.

Best,
Bonnie

Optimistic Existentialist said...

We went shopping on Saturday as well. Crazy busy. I love those views!! So breathtaking.

Shug said...

Busyness all around this past Saturday. Hope you were able to get what you were shopping for. Wow...Starbucks was a popular place that day!! The mountain views are so pretty...guess I didn't realize that you lived in the valley surrounded by these gorgeous mountains.
Stay warm....it's even cold here in Texas.

Tamago said...

Beautiful blue mountains! I guess that is why it's called Blue Ridge Mountains? The last photo with yellow sky is stunning!

Sandra said...

your blue ridges are wonderful, i love the 4th one, with all the colored trees at the base of the blue mountains. now we know why they are called Blue ridge mountains. beautiful and blue...

EG CameraGirl said...

The mountains are gorgeous, Ginny! I have no idea why anyone would want to sit in lineup for half an hour to get a cup of coffee when going inside could be sooooo much quicker.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Gorgeous mountain scenes. I never can quite figure out the drive through line-ups.Oh well,guess I'm just not into that.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Incredibly beautiful Ginny

Ann Thompson said...

That does seem pretty crazy waiting all that time at a drive thru when you can easily run in and get what you need.
The mountains are beautiful

LV said...

I am not one to shop on weekends. You truly shared a great blue mountain show today.

SquirrelQueen said...

When I was a little girl our family would take vacations and spend time driving the Blue Ridge Parkway. Unfortunately we never got as far north as you live. I love all your photos of the gorgeous mountains.

I stayed home Friday and Saturday just to avoid all those crowds.

Small Kucing said...

Lovely mountains. not keen on weekend shopping but some have no choice coz of work commitment :(

reana claire said...

Spectacular and awesome pictures, Ginny!! Love them all..

Catherine said...

Simply beautiful. xo Catherine