the fog lifted…

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perspective changes 

when the fog lifts- we see what 

was there all along

Speaking of fog…over the summer I got to “view” this gorgeous place-  Swannanoa Palace … and it just so happened to be under a heavy blanket of fog that day- adding to the mysterious but still lovely atmosphere.  I had the joy of going back to Swannanoa with my sister and a dear friend recently, to catch a glimpse of the clear mountain views and to take a few more pictures.

I am so thankful for the visit with my sister and our childhood friend!  It doesn’t matter how much time has passed between seeing each other- it’s like no time has passed at all when we are together…and it’s just like we’re kids again!

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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panoramic views from the Palace tower
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crystal clear view from the palace tower
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panoramic views from the tower
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the overgrown, but still beautiful pergola
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the pergola on a perfect fall day

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I found this little ivy covered bridge in the garden
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can you imagine waking up to a view like this every day?!
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a view to remember…the Blue Ridge Mountains

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The stunning foliage around the water tower
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Have you ever seen a hydrangea bush this big?!
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The best view of all… my girls and their cousins!
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The water tower (or Rapunzel’s tower… as I like to call it)
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the view of the gardens from the stairwell

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The best view of all… my sister, my dear friend, and our wee ones 🙂
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Swannanoa Palace
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The stained glass TIffany window
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The magnificent stairwell

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The only way to have a friend is to be one

– Ralph Waldo Emerson  

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Julie is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. She has a passion for leading worship, writing songs, preaching, teaching, and thrift store shopping. Julie has two amazing teenage daughters, two dogs ("fur babies"), and one wonderful hubby :)

13 thoughts on “the fog lifted…

    1. Thank you so much, Lorrie 🙂 It was really awesome to go back and share that beautiful place with my sister and our friend! Thank you for always taking the time to leave me a thoughtful note 🙂 I feel your love shining through!! (((Hugs)))

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