Sunday Solace

Growing up did you ever go for a Sunday drive?
That was something we did often in our family.
I think our parents considered it an inexpensive way to keep us kids entertained.
Last Sunday it was such a gorgeous day that after church hubby and I decided to head up the canyon for a little
'Sunday Drive'.

With our unusually warm weather the canyon was packed. 

 When we reached Tibblefork Reservoir it didn't take us long to realize that a drive just wasn't going to cut it.

We had to get out and go for a walk.  We really didn't come prepared to hike, but a stroll would be delightful!

 It truly was an afternoon filled with Solace!

I snapped a photo of hubby traipsing along the hillside.

Don't ask me why?  I just have a thing for moss.  lol!
Is this what ducks call a double date?
Do you see the duck?  I tried to catch him as they took off.  His head is behind the bush.
This one is a bit better.
A cluster of pretty red dogwood bushes.
This yellow dogwood just glowed in the afternoon sun.
On our way back to our car I couldn't help but think of my blog friend, Carol from Art and Sand
She is always collecting wonderful heart rocks.  I snapped the first one right where it laid.  The second I pulled from a pile.
I left them there for someone else to discover.
A little love from me!
Ha, ha, like they'll ever know.
I know that like me, many of you love rustic fences.
It looks as though they thought of painting the posts green.
But then decided that maybe that was just too big of an undertaking!

I love being out amongst nature.
Have you tried it lately?
It truly does bring solace!



Susie said...

Jann, I loved your pictures. The red limbs are beautiful. It is good for us to get out into nature. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Art and Sand said...

A lovely walk is always that much more special when you spot a heart rock.

i am only on the computer now because you mentioned it on IG. I am having a slower recovery from surgery than expected and doing everything with one hand slows me down.

Junkchiccottage said...

How wonderful what a great day you must have had.
Love those walks in the fresh air and taking all the beautiful nature in. The two ducks swimming on their date is adorable. Too sweet.

NanaDiana said...

When I was a kid on the farm we never worked on Sunday -other than the basics-milking, etc. We would always take a Sunday drive in good weather and end up at a relative's house somewhere for a visit.

Your photos are gorgeous. It looks like a wonderful drive. I have a thing for moss, too! xo Diana

Jonell w Harrison said...

That's a.good thing- right.along with Sunday afternoon naps or Sunday Picnic. Our culture needs to slow down, back off & embrace these things we once did.

Jonell w Harrison said...

That's a.good thing- right.along with Sunday afternoon naps or Sunday Picnic. Our culture needs to slow down, back off & embrace these things we once did.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

After viewing your photos, I can hardly wait for kayak season to start! I'd sure love to take a paddle on your reservoir. Ducks on a double-date and a pair of hearts- must be a sign from Mother Nature!

Rita C at Panoply said...

Love your post, Jann, and yes, love being out in nature! In fact, our state is known as Wild, Wonderful West Virginia, and it truly is. We used to take Sunday drives when I was young (with my siblings), and then did it when my kids were little too. I enjoy going with just my husband now. Thanks for the virtual hike. Snow is especially beautiful scenery when I can see that you don't need to wear coats. ;-)

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

What a beautiful outing, thanks for sharing those great pictures with us. Love the ducks double date photo and the one flying away!
Happy Spring!

Mary Ann Potter said...

My parents took my brother and me on plenty of Sunday drives. I don't recall most of them, and I'm sure that I didn't appreciate this lovely custom till I was much older! My husband and I drove out to the country on many Sundays, and four years ago we found this farm and bought it almost on sight. Oh, how we love it. I spend plenty of time outdoors. Farm work, of course, is the primary reason; distance walking is another. I generally walk four miles down our country roads a couple of times a week, weather permitting.

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

Growing up we always went on Sunday afternoon drives. My husband and I carried on the tradition with our girls until they just wouldn't go with us any more. I enjoyed the photos from your Sunday drive. Now I want a heart rock. I will be on the look

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

What a beautiful walk - love all the photo's that you took. Spring coming to life, duck swimming around and courting.
It has been so long since I got in the car and just drove someplace quite. My parents always used to do that on Sunday and have a big dinner in the dining room. Where does time go, we need to stop and smell the roses and take life a little slower.
Have a great week, Jann,

cynthia lee designs said...

What a beautiful place to go to on a Sunday drive. The view of the mountain is breath taking!!

Linda W. said...

Glad you were able to get out for a walk in nature. What a pretty place!

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

So many great pictures what a great way to spend a day.
Have a lovely week.

Kim said...

Sunday afternoon drives are the best; one never knows what delights the journey will reveal. Your photos of your lovely country are stunning. How lovely for you to escape for a little while and enjoy all that picturesque nature.

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

I find great peace and solace in nature. It has healing powers, and I believe that was by design from the master Creator.

Loved hiking with you this morning.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Sunday drives when I was growing up was quite the tradition....yes, an inexpensive way to spend the afternoon....a pretty drive and a picnic lunch....So great that you are so close to such wonderful the heart rocks!!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome!! My step dad drove a lot of back roads/logging roads with me sitting in the back of the truck. :)

I still love nature and I'm so happy to have my walks back!

Cindy Lou said...

Beautiful! Great pics!

Cynthia said...

Jann gorgeous pictures. I love moss too. We used to go on family drives too


Anonymous said...

Just gorgeous, Jann! You really do live in a beautiful part of our country. Thank you so much for sharing your Sunday Drive with us! We love impromptu Sunday Drives… and always find something unexpected! ♡Dawn

Miss Jane said...

A lovely reminder to just go someplace and enjoy being there. It's been quite a while since I've done that and I look forward to planning some drives as the warmer weather approaches.
Btw, the green posts are treated so they resist rot, not an abandoned painting project.

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Thank you dear friend for all of the lovely pictures of Timble Fork. My children and I have spent many many hours hiking, camping and fishing there. It has so many good memories for me. I even spent Youth Conference up in that area. The Fall is my favorite time up there, it's breath taking. Have a beautiful day! Hugs, Jo

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Oh, to have the weather do have a nice stroll....hopefully soon here in Upstate NY! Beautiful pictures!

Rose L said...

I always so enjoyed the drives with my husband. I have done a few and think I need to get out more often. Spring is coming!

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Beautiful photos Jan! Love the duck double date, so cute!