Saturday, October 24, 2015

October! That means it must be...

...wait for it...

PUMPKIN TIME!


Long time no post.

A few weeks ago we drove to southeastern North Carolina for the funeral of Mrs. RWP’s brother at the same time that Hurricane Joaquin and a second unnamed storm inundated that part of America’s coast with mucho agua. Agua is the Spanish word for water and mucho in this case means between seven and ten inches of the wet stuff. If you are not of a scientific bent, let me just tell you that that is a lot of rain. The trip was, to put it mildly, a trip. On the way back to Georgia, the car containing my two sons hydroplaned on Interstate 95 in South Carolina, but they managed to get home unharmed.

We recently returned home from another trip. We spent a few days in a beautiful cabin in the mountains of western North Carolina. The leaves were just beginning to turn. The temperature got down to 39 degrees Fahrenheit one morning but the days were clear, brisk, and fabulous. We were about the same distance from the coastal deluge experience as Sheffield, England, U.K. is from Antwerp, Belgium, but we were still in North Carolina. (Yes, Virginia, America is a big country.) I didn’t do any posting. I just stood on the deck and gazed at this:


and this:


and this:



and this:



We left refreshed, renewed, reinvigorated, and ready to return to whatever the future holds.

I knew you would understand.

8 comments:

carol said...

Sounds like an awesome holiday break. Good for the two of you!

Elephant's Child said...

Those views would be very, very hard to leave.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Well the post was worth waiting for and the place you stayed looks fabulous Bob!

Quote:- "ready to return to whatever the future holds."....What the future holds for you is the creation of more blogposts. Two a week would be good.

Hilltophomesteader said...

My condolences to you and Mrs RWP on the loss of her brother. I'm so glad you were able to get away to a lovely cabin to rest & rejuvenate.

Fall is my favorite time of year. The days are gradually cooling, the rains are beginning again, I have pumpkins on my porch and kindling next to the cookstove for that first fire of the season. Now I think I'll make waffles for breakfast!

LightExpectations said...

Beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing.

My sympathy for your recent loss. I attended a memorial service yesterday afternoon, and I know that when the Lord brings her to mind in the days and weeks to come it will prompt me to pray for her family. When that happens, I will remember you and Mrs RWP, too.

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful, Bob. I'm so pleased that you're feeling a little better. The autumn colours here are particularly spectacular this year too. We had a very wet summer and when the weather is particularly bad, the trees absorb more sugars to get them through the winter months, resulting in richer, more vibrant leaves as that energy is slowly released. There's a parable in that...the best is yet to come. My love to you and Ellie. X

All Consuming said...

Incredible views and I blame you not one bit. I'd just look at it too. The colours are so beautiful. I'm sorry to hear you and the mrs have lost someone as well recently. Sending my love your way. x

Rosamund Browne said...

That looks stunning! Sounds idyllic. Hope the effects of the holiday still remain with you