I Sing Because I'm Free

This WordPress.com site is the bee's knees

the fog lifted…

on November 2, 2015

IMG_5623

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

IMG_5635

panoramic views from the Palace tower

IMG_5629

crystal clear view from the palace tower

IMG_5637

panoramic views from the tower

IMG_5650

the overgrown, but still beautiful pergola

IMG_5679

the pergola on a perfect fall day

IMG_5657

IMG_5675

I found this little ivy covered bridge in the garden

IMG_5622

can you imagine waking up to a view like this every day?!

IMG_5681

a view to remember…the Blue Ridge Mountains

IMG_5677

IMG_5661

The stunning foliage around the water tower

IMG_5683

Have you ever seen a hydrangea bush this big?!

IMG_5600

The best view of all… my girls and their cousins!

IMG_5671

The water tower (or Rapunzel’s tower… as I like to call it)

IMG_5639

the view of the gardens from the stairwell

IMG_5659

IMG_5610

The best view of all… my sister, my dear friend, and our wee ones 🙂

IMG_5602

Swannanoa Palace

IMG_5621

The stained glass TIffany window

IMG_5618

The magnificent stairwell

IMG_5611

The only way to have a friend is to be one

– Ralph Waldo Emerson  

Advertisements

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.

    Like

  5. Kev says:

    Awesome pics… The place looks truly amazing. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: