Today we explored the park. Although the name of the park is Cedars of Lebanon, I’m told that there are very few cedar trees in the park! However there are lots of fir trees.
There are quite a few nice hiking trails through the woods. We hiked a bit today but it was really hot so we headed back to Calypso for a beverage!
In the photo above you see large limestone boulders. Limestone is everywhere in the park.
I’m told that there are a lot of caves under the park. Jackson cave is open to spelunkers but you must have a permit.
Above is just a small rock overhang we saw on the trail today.
Photos below are a really unique old tree. It’s looks different from each angle. Who knows how long it’s been growing. The last photo looks like the profile of a dog. What do you see?
After a nap in the cool air conditioning I came out and finished a weaving. I found a key chain with 9 keys when we cleaned out our old family home. I decided to incorporate them into the weaving, unlocking the doors to the unseen realm.
Calypso goes home tomorrow. Great maiden voyage! Lots of adventure ahead!
We left Sunday morning for Kiawah Island, home to the Kiawah Golf Club and the 2021 US Open.We had two destinations in mind. First we were going to see the Angel Oak on Johns Island. We got to the site and it didn’t open until 1 pm. So we drove over to Kiawah Island to a place called Beachwalkers Beach. You are supposed to be able to walk about a mile down the beach and watch dolphins feed almost any time of day. There is one problem. There are limited parking spaces and if the lot is full the city will turn you away. No parking anywhere else! We missed it. So back to Angel Oak. It is an oak believed to be 400-500 years old. It is unreal. Because developers began to encroach on the surrounding land, protests brought the city in and now it is protected. The pictures just don’t do it justice. As they say you had to be there.
After that we came back to Charleston and strolled down Meeting Street to the park passing old colonial mansions along the way. They are so majestic and well preserved. I love the secret gardens and fountains that were visible through the iron gates. One can imagine the grand parties and the beautiful ladies and gentlemen who attended them.
We finished the night at Tommy Condon’s Irish Pub. What’s a pub without a Smithwicks beer, right? Another fun day.
Wears Valley, Tennessee
Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains
Sunlight through the trees
Warm gentle breeze
copyright Toni Hooper 2018
“WITH ONLY A FEW SECONDS of focusing your attention on a subject, you activate the vibration of that subject within you, and immediately the Law of Attraction begins to respond to that activation. The longer you keep your attention focused on something, the easier it becomes for you to continue to focus upon it because you are attracting, through the Law of Attraction, other thoughts or vibrations that are the essence of the thought you began with.”
Jerry and Ester Hicks
As I was walking by the river, the sparkle of the water through the trees caught my eye. Again using my iPhone, I just stopped for a few minutes and watched the light dance as the river continued its journey through Nashville. I thought about the quote above, and so for 68 seconds I just sat and focused on the light and my breath. For 68 seconds my mind was clear and quiet. Try it. You will be amazed how good you will feel, even if it’s for just 68 seconds!
If I Scream in the Woods…..
Some of us like to do things ourselves. Yes everything, by ourselves. We don’t need help, and we don’t want to ask for help because we can do it all. Hmm… We don’t want to bother other people with our problems. Hmm… HUMANS ARE NOT MEANT TO BE ALONE! We are each just one tiny cell in the organism of humanity and connected to the universe by a tiny cosmic thread. WE ARE NOT ALONE!!! If you don’t ask for help, how will anyone know you need it. Remember the philosophical saying, “If a tree falls in the woods and there is no one around to hear it does it make a sound?” If no one can HEAR your voice, how can you expect to be HEARD?