One of my favorite places in the world is Lake Gaston. It is right on the border of North Carolina and Virginia. It is a beautiful, natural, clean lake. The people there are delightful and the pace of life is nice and slow. It’s the type of place where everyone knows each other and the local hardware store is the place to be seen. One of the gems at Lake Gaston is a local winery called Rosemont. It is not on the lake but rather set back a bit in the gorgeous Virginia greenery. We go there for good views, nice conversation, and of course a glass of wine (or two 🙂 ). Cheers!
A few years ago, we visited Morven Park in Leesburg, VA. Leesburg is a lovely little town just outside Washington, DC,and Morven Park is just one of its gems. Morven Park was built around 1760 and has been owned by several wealthy and important families the years. The main owners were the Swann family for over 100 years, starting with Thomas Swann, Sr. who was the Attorney General for Washington, DC.
The mansion is beautiful, but the grounds are the real stunner. Here is just a snippet from the walkway to the horse stables.
There are many reasons I love participating in blogging photography challenges.
It is NOT because I am pro photographer. I don’t have a fancy camera to show off my sweet skills. I am a total beginner in the photography world. In fact, is there something below beginner? That’s me.
But I DO love the new view photography put on life. Now when I look at the world I see beautiful pictures everywhere. It’s amazing! Each blade of grass and pebble on the beach is an opportunity to appreciate God’s creativity and try to capture just an ounce of its beauty in a picture.
It has also given me an excuse to go through old pictures on the computer and bring them back to life.
This week’s picture is actually one that my husband took in Chicago many years ago before he met me (hard to believe he did cool things before me haha). I would never have seen this picture or appreciated it if it weren’t for the blog world.
I am very grateful for my new view on life.
Head to Cee’s page to check out her Which Way Photo Challenge and other participant’s entries.
For Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge this week, I am throwing it back to Christmas in Nashville, TN. Nashville is my favorite US city I have ever been to. The southern vibe there is just relaxed and fun. There is so much to see, hear, smell, and do.
This picture shows the downtown Christmas tree at the Nashville Courthouse. To me, this picture is the epitome of “Which way should I go?” Up the stairs to the courthouse, down the street to the river, up the street to a delicious restaurant, or across the street to hear some downtown tunes? In Nashville, the options are endless…
To learn more about Christmas in Nashville, check out this post.
My hubby and I
love ADORE the water. One day we hope to live on a body of water. Not only do we love the water, but we love all the avenues to cross and enjoy water: swim, boat, bridge, etc. No matter how you choose to cross, you always find yourself stopping to look at the mesmerizing aspects of the water.
This photo was taken in Seattle, Washington. I love the vastness of the bridge against the sweet little boat shops. However, I can not take full credit for this photo. My hubby took this photo while on a run in Seattle. I simply edited it. (Don’t worry, he gave me permission!) Enjoy!
This is my entry for this week’s Cee’s Photography Which Way Photo Challenge.