Saturday afternoon, as Bob, our sweet Possum and I were on our way back to Asheville, after having spent much of our day on Marion at the "Jellystone park and campground" for Bob's company picnic, we decided to make a lovely detour through Old Fort NC.
Old Fort is a lovely little place, with many wondrous historical places to visit.
One such place is Andrews Geyser.
All of Saturday was covered with rain, clouds, grey skies and such. Yet it was still a lovely, peaceful, quiet kind of day. It was just one of those days where you felt absolutely no need to rush, no reason to hurry, no need to get bothered for any reason. Just relax and enjoy what ever happened or came our way., and just enjoy being.............
So as we were driving home, I had mentioned to my sweet Bob....."Honey, lets see if that old back road over the mountain from Old Fort to Black Mountain is still open"? We later found out that the state of NC has closed it for some reason.....what a shame......what a lovely drive it used to be.....our loss.
So off the interstate we went. Yes, that would most definitely be the long way home, but it was a perfect rainy day for a drive. Along our way to find the "Old US 70" mountain road, we happened upon the "Andrews Geyser". Last time we had passed it, it wasn't working, and it was closed for repairs. Today however, we were blessed with a view of this powerful stream of water, gushing upwards with such force, straight into the air. A majestic fountain of white water, against a background of the lush green trees, beautifully colored fall mountains, and a grey sky full of clouds and rain. I thought it was beyond lovely. Yes, there was rain, grey clouds, and I was walking through wet grass and muddy spots, but I did not mind. I was desperate to try and take a few picture's.
There are also several interesting and wonderful stone sculpture's and item's that have been placed around this geyser. Had it not been a rainy day, it is a place where one could easily go perhaps with a picnic, a loved one, and a book, and just quietly eat, talk, relax and read, all while enjoying the soothing sounds and view of this geyser. This is something I plan to keep in mind for me and my hubby to do at a later time....just the two of us.
Although, most of you probably realize that I am no great photographer, but merely an average woman who just loves to take pictures of random things in my life (although I wish I had a more professional camera, and maybe my pic's would be much better) however, I do love to try. So here are a few pic's from this past Saturday, and our little stop at Andrews Geyser.
One of our first views of the Geyser, as I walked up to this lovely pool of water where the geyser sits quietly in the center, where it has for many, many a decade.
A closeup of the man made base. Hand laid stone in which the geyser flows forcefully out of the center. The stone base is in the center of a stone walled pool, where the falling water is allowed to collect.
An upwards view of the top of this geysers spray, against a lovely grey, cloud filled sky, and the dark green tree tops in the background.
A simple view of the other side of this stone walled pool of water.
This is a man made stone bench, that sits on a slight knoll a wee bit higher than the geyser. What a pretty view of Andrews Geyser, and the woods from this quiet spot.
I thought this was extremely interesting. This particular stone object, is one terribly large, single piece of stone. It has been broken away to reveal a chair. This stone chair sits in another pretty spot, with it's back facing the road, and pointing directly at the geyser. I found a book siting open faced, on the back of this stone chair. Upon a close up view of the book, I discovered it to be a Hispanic, King James Bible.
If you click on the picture, you will see an enlarged picture of this Bible. It was left opened to Ezekiel chapter 47. I thought it was so precious, and obviously this is a special place to someone. It also blessed me beyond words that my sweet Lord let me see this. On a rainy afternoon, just going the long way home and seeing the quiet country sights along the way, God brings us to a lovely spot, where, the river flows so powerfully upwards towards our Lord, and as I'm heading back to my car...God taps on the shoulder and says look over here. So I do, and I see a pretty stone chair, and the on the top, back of this stone chair is.......God's precious word, written in another language. Later, as I was thinking about this, if you were facing the seat of this stone chair, it would almost look like a preachers pulpit. Could you imagine........having an outdoor church service here? With an actual river of water shooting out of the ground and upwards to heaven? I can. How majestic......how peaceful......how lovely.......how this would be used by God to touch so many.
Anyway......thank you for taking time to stop by and visit with me today, and sharing my picture's, my thoughts, and my random babbling all while, in my own pitiful way, I am just trying to acknowledge all the wondrous and blessed things God shows me, and gives me everyday.
Even if it is raining where ever you are, don't be gloomy.......look for something glorious God has made or done. Look beyond the dull gray clouds and try to find the silver lining.......somewhere.
Have a blessed day. I will.
Love & Prayers,
Have A Peachy Keen Day.