the fog lifted…


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

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


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


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


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


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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