Lake Powhatan

Hello dear friends…I have been on a bit of a blogging break, I missed you all!  My family and I went camping at the beautiful Lake Powhatan in the North Carolina mountains.  It was so nice to get away and just be out in nature and enjoy God’s creation.  

Our humble little tent home in the NC mountains.

Tent camping is a tradition with our little family.  It is a good reminder of all the unnecessary things we allow into our lives & the many things we can easily do without if need be. It is good for the soul to leave behind all of the little every day conveniences of modern living and just ‘BE.’ To do such menial tasks as washing every dish by hand…without hot running water…sleeping in a sleeping bag and not on an ergonomically correct mattress. Listening to the crickets and tree frogs as you drift off to sleep, instead of the whirr of a ceiling fan or central air conditioning. Leaving behind cell phone service, the internet and all of the electronic distractions that come with modern life. 

I cannot begin to tell you, the peace that filled my heart this past week, while at camp. It was the first time in a long time, that I had a chance to really SEE the sunset…to hear nature…to SEE the stars. What a wonderful, old world we live in. What a blessing to witness God’s grand design first hand.  

While there we enjoyed fishing for trout, and other freshwater fish…camp fires every night…marshmallows roasted over the fire….long walks…beautiful sunsets…sleeping under the stars…soft summer breezes…pancake breakfasts cooked on our little camp stove…and falling asleep to a gentle rain battering against the rain fly of our trusty tent.  We made memories to hold in our hearts for a lifetime. 

So for today, I leave you with some beautiful pictures of Lake Powhatan and the NC mountains. 
Have a wonderful weekend and I will be back to blogging next week. Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate each and every one of you. 

                              Skipping rocks at Lake Powhatan.

                         The quiet beach at Lake Powhatan.

                           Skipping rocks.

                         Sunset at Lake Powhatan.

                                   Fishing on the banks of the lake.

                My girls enjoying the sunset.

                 He loves to fish.

                The geese visited with us every day. =)

                   Sunshine through the clouds is a beautiful site.


                          Plunking rocks.

Sally Salamander we found at the beach.

Happy weekending I hope it is filled with Sunshine, 

4 Responses to Lake Powhatan

  1. It looks like you had a nice vacation camping! Thanks so much for sharing such lovely photos! Take care.

  2. Mrs R says:

    Valerie, what a gorgeous view! My you are brave holding that salamander. Yikes!

    I've moved over to I've been tweaking it and I think I finally have it all ready. The welcome mat is out. 🙂

  3. Valerie says:

    Dear Julie,
    Thank you so much for your kind comment and visit. =)
    Blessings and Sunshine, Valerie

  4. Valerie says:

    Dear Mrs. R.,
    Thank you so much! =) My daughter has to get the credit for holding the salamander. 😉 I will have to visit you over at your new blog. Looking forward to it.
    Blessings and Sunshine,

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