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the fog lifted…

on November 2, 2015


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  


13 responses to “the fog lifted…

  1. lorriebowden says:

    I love this post, Julie!! So much! It really is all about how we connect with others…isn’t it? Much love to you…hope that love is shining on you ♡♡

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Trini Lind says:

    Oooh, wow!! So so very lovely! 💖😊💖😊💖😊

    Liked by 1 person

  3. realchange4u says:

    I am glad you had a wonderful time with your family and childhood friends. The photos were beautiful.

    Blessing’s Tom

    Liked by 1 person

  4. HappyFamily says:

    Wow. How beautiful. I miss having a true Fall living in Florida.


  5. Kev says:

    Awesome pics… The place looks truly amazing. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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