Thursday, September 20, 2012

Mountainscapes and The Pacific Crest Trail

Family adventures are the best kind.  Last weekend, we headed up the Gorge and into the mountains for what we thought would be one final berry picking.  Instead, we spent most of the late afternoon driving 10+ miles way high, high up into the wilderness, where not another soul was seen, and where the sights were simply majestic.  It's quite the experience to find you and your family in the midst of such beauty, undisturbed. It's as if those mountains and trees were ours to swallow up once we arrived...

Seems God waits on us to arrive in such places--the places where words are scarce, and flip-flops will do, even if you do find yourself on the Pacific Crest Trail for the first time in your life.  And the berries that you thought you went for wont be there, and the six large bowls you have in the back of the car are laughable.  But instead of bowls overflowing with huckleberries, blueberries and raspberries, His glory fills the air and falls over the mountainscape, as every tree glows in its early fall turning, and silence crashes across the land.  This is what we came for.  These are the moments that fill us up, bring healing and re-prioritize our lives.


b davis September 20, 2012 at 9:57 AM  

Can we really know all that God has in store for us. Such wonderful moments. And to look at how He led you to such a place that you never even planned on experiencing.

And I know I should be looking at the beautiful scenery, and I was, but how darn cute is Brooklynn's outfit? Sheesh!

Anonymous September 21, 2012 at 10:00 AM  

Beautiful...the experience, your pictures and your inspired words selected to express it. Read it with moist eyes to my teenagers...thanks for sharing.

Scene Sister September 21, 2012 at 1:48 PM  

Love your photos and your mind, Cassie! What a beautiful experience.

God is in the mountains!

Tricia Lee Riggio September 21, 2012 at 2:34 PM  

write my life story will ya? I love how beautifully you put things.

Connie September 21, 2012 at 9:20 PM  

Cass, your words and your pictures are beautiful! What a treat for the soul!

Girl and Closet September 22, 2012 at 8:08 AM  

My favourite thing about living in BC is all of the amazing trails, mountains and stunning nature!! My husband and I usually go for hikes on the weekend it's an amazing way to unwind and connect. Adore your photos and agreed, God really does wait for us in those places. Happy weekend to you and your family!! xo Veronika

Cassie September 22, 2012 at 11:22 AM  

britt- i tell B all the time that I wish her clothes came in my size. ;) just love dressing her.

Scene Sister-- God IS in the mountains! I love the way you put that.

Marc- thanks for sharing with the kiddos. :)

Amber September 26, 2012 at 11:34 AM  

Whoa. Cool pictures. The one of you looking off with the mountains in the background was breathtaking. Wish I could have experienced that too. Sounds like a special moment.

Kassandra Nerton November 13, 2013 at 10:32 PM  

♥ sometimes there are no words to describe the Inspiration.

Kassandra Nerton November 13, 2013 at 10:33 PM  

♥ sometimes there are no words to describe the Inspiration.

“You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.” ― Ray Bradbury
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