nature, Matrimony Creek, Gods creation,

Mountain Laurel and a Waterfall

What a beautiful week we’ve had here in North Carolina! The temperature at night has gotten down into the 40”s, while daytime temperatures are around 76. Springtime at its best!

I love exploring our beautiful country and it’s even more special when I discover something close to home. A new walking trail has been finished in Eden, just 15 minutes away. Nan and I walked on it Wednesday. It was so pretty, I brought Hart back that evening.

The trail is only one mile long, but it meanders along a creek, Matrimony Creek it’s called. Along the way we could hear roosters crowing and a peek through the bushes we could see sheep roaming in a pasture. On the other side of the trail were lots of beautiful mountain laurel. I’ve only seen mountain laurel in the mountains so it was a treat to discover it close to home.

As you get to the end of the trail the creek gets wider with small rapids and surprise! at the end is a waterfall. So pretty . And what a rare treat to find in the middle of the city.

The Psalmist said it well,

Let heaven celebrate! Let the earth rejoice!

Let the sea and everything in it roar!

Let the countryside and everything in it celebrate!

Then all the trees of the forest too

will shout out joyfully. Psalm 96:11-12.

Isn’t God good to surround us with the beauty of the earth ? Look around you and enjoy whatever God has put near you, whether it’s in your backyard or on your drive to work. You don’t have to go far. There’s always something to shout joyfully about!

Where do you go to get your nature fix?

Cheers, Nancy

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