Simple + {Natural} Southern Sunday No. 26

“May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, Selah that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations. Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you!” ‭Psalm‬ ‭67‬:‭1-3sss24 It has been a challenging week to be out and about due to the monsoon season in northeast Alabama.  Well, we obviously don’t have monsoons, but I can’t remember so much rain…day in and day out.  On the flip side, rain does make for bright green grass and foliage!  There is always the  beauty of God’s creation in our country style of everyday living!  Many of the photos below were taken on our fourteen acres of property in the Appalachian foothills!One of Gadsden’s prettiest and most historic buildings is the Forest Cemetery Chapel built in 1936. It was constructed of rough cut sandstone quarried from nearby Lookout Mountain. The Gothic Revival style chapel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places! A vintage pair of rusty and mossy cast iron statues have lived at our home for a long time!A walk into our woods!Humpback whaler hosta with its blue-green foliage! Boys will be boys…but, why do they love to throw rocks into a creek?A perfect spring dinner-garganelli primavera with spring pea ragu, Benton’s bacon, wild mushrooms, and pecorino at Chef Frank Stitt’s Bottega Restaurant!The tiniest of detail on the hibiscus bloom before it fully opens!We found a pot of gold right here at Noccalula Falls!  You’ve seen the falls many times on our blog and it proves to be impressive from every angle!The fan-shaped leaf of the ginkgo tree!
 An old pot…broken and chipped…but with much character stands in front of our detached garage!Several years ago we threw out a dead floral arrangement into our woods and months later the bishop’s weed came back to life and has since climbed several trees. It is considered a menace and very hard to get rid of, but we are trying!  Stay tuned!
The splendor of a sunset!A budding knockout rose!Little dirty hands that love insects!The mate to our statue

“I was glad when they said to me,
‘Let us go to the house of the Lord!’”
Psalm 122:1

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  1. Jann Olson says:

    I always love the images you share for this series. You have such a gorgeous place you call home! Love the statues and the Bishops weed growing up the trees. I would not want to get rid of it, but I understand. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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