Little River Canyon

So, I mentioned before that I like to hike, and I like to dabble a bit with amateur photography.  Well, today, thanks to a good friend, I was able to go to Little River Canyon in Alabama!20180914_142341

We didn’t start out at the falls.  As we drove from lookout to lookout, viewing the canyon and LITTLE (literally) River, I was slightly disappointed.  I mean, it was nice, but nothing like I had hoped.  I guess I was expecting to see more of the river.

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At this point, we decided to break for lunch.  So, we drove to Fort Payne, and stopped at Sally’s for some BBQ.  (Which was pretty good!) photostudio_1536956412644.jpg

On our way back to Little River Canyon, we semi-sorta got lost.  But we did drive through some beautiful rural Alabama countryside.  We came upon this GORGEOUS empty old house by the railroad tracks – and I had to stop and take a picture.  (Which doesn’t even do it justice!) photostudio_1536956476404.png

The one other thing that I had to document on this drive was one of the many cotton fields we passed!  Of course, being an Alabama fan, I’m riding in the passenger seat singing “High Cotton.”  (It’s a good thing my friends put up with me!) photostudio_1536956570962.jpg

We finally got back to Little River Canyon, and drove down a road to find the canyon mouth.  I seriously think we drove 20 miles or more!  I couldn’t stop cracking up at how our trip was taking this unexpected adventurous turn through the “back side of nowhere,” as my friend put it.

We finally came to the river, and had to pay $10 to get in the gate!  (Seriously?  It’s only $5 parking fee for places in Georgia!)  But we parked and walked down to the river.  It was totally worth that $10 to me!  The water was SO CLEAR. And so peaceful!!  (Being around water is my happy spot!)  There were tons of little fish, and they were so cute to watch!  We didn’t go swimming, but we took off our shoes and socks and went wading. 20180914_13131420180914_12543020180914_13083120180914_13140220180914_13020320180914_125603

We finally left the river and went back to the Visitor’s Center, then looked at the map to figure out how to get to the falls.  We figured it out, and walked down these stone steps to get to the river/falls.  We took off our shoes and socks again and sat on the rocks and dangled our feet in the water. IMG_20180914_140754_88220180914_14013920180914_14015120180914_143204

After putting my socks and shoes back on, I took the opportunity to walk under the bridge and take a few more pictures.  And I absolutely LOVE the way they turned out!! 20180914_14153320180914_14153920180914_141551

Last stop before heading home was to walk down the little path to actually get a good look at the falls.  BEAUTIFUL!! 20180914_142356IMG_20180914_142648_98420180914_14261620180914_142351

If you have the chance to go to Little River Canyon, I would definitely recommend it!  Just be ready for an all day trip!

On our way home, the GPS was taking us back a different route (gotta love technology!), so my friend pulled over at a church to look at an atlas.  While parked, I noticed this sign.20180914_145438.jpg

I couldn’t help thinking of the rapture, and I just started laughing.  I DON’T think God is going to call one of these numbers for permission to raise up the bodies of His children!!  Ok, I know that’s not what they meant by it, but I just have a sarcastic mind that works this way!

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 
“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” 

What a wonderful day that will be!!  To be forever in the presence of the One Who loves us, died and rose again for us, and purchased us…  The One Who spoke the worlds into existence…  Our Heavenly Father.  No more sickness, struggles, or pain.  No more death.  Wow.  What a joyous reunion of saints there will be!!  And He is coming soon!  So be watching and waiting, ready for His return.

Matthew 24:42 
“Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.”

Revelation 22:20 
“He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, COME, LORD JESUS.”

 

Love and Prayers,

Kerri

Welcome!

Hello, everyone!  Welcome to my new blog, Peach Blossoms and Stardust.

What inspired the name? 

Well… Peach Blossoms, because I am from Georgia!  Also, according to something I found on Google, the peach blossom flower symbolizes the sweetness of life, loving life and being captivated or challenged with finding sweetness in your world.  One thing I will strive to do with this blog is to be an encouragement and a light.  I recently had a friend tell me that I have a gift for people – I leave them with more than they had when they met me.  I don’t know if that’s true, but it is certainly something I strive to do.

And Stardust?  I’ll be 100% straightforward and honest… I am a classic movie and tv show NUT!!  Oh, and music!  So, I’m sure some of my posts will include the entertainment industry.  And who knows – I might even try to interview some people!  We’ll just see where this goes.

Ok, so a little about me.

My name is Kerri Brown.  IMG_20171116_102719_055

As previously stated, I am a Georgia girl, born and raised!  I was saved when I was 5 yrs old, and through all of the trials and tribulations of life, God has never failed to prove Himself faithful!  I didn’t have many friends growing up, so I would go through times of being very lonely.  My mom would always say, “Draw closer to God.”  Not exactly the answer I wanted to hear, but each time I did, I found that He more than filled the void.  He has truly been a Friend that sticks closer than a brother to me.

“…these are a few of my favorite things!”

Yes, I did just use a quote from one of my favorite movies of all time! The Sound of Music! 

I already told y’all that I love classic films and tv shows.  I also love music and singing!  I am one of these rare people that can sorta relate to musicals… I almost could break out into song in the middle of the street!  Don’t worry – I don’t actually do that!  But since music and singing runs in my family, I guess it’s only natural for me to love it!

I also like to dabble in a bit of amateur photography… but I’m definitely no pro!  If I get a chance to go hiking or something, you can be pretty sure I’ll have my phone out taking pictures! (This particular photo is from Brasstown Bald – the highest point in Georgia.  I got to go there for the first time a couple of months ago, and it is GORGEOUS!!)20180729_155722

One last tidbit about me for now…  I actually AM a writer!  In 2016, I published my first book (poetry), Thoughts From My Heart.  In December of 2017, I had the thrill of publishing my first novel, cowritten with my dear friend Cleopatra Thomas.  Love in the Rain is an inspirational frontier love story.  Currently, a sequel to this novel is in the works, and I can’t wait to share it with y’all!IMG_20180828_153444_133

I am very excited to continue this blogging journey!  Thank y’all so much for following along!

Love and Prayers,

Kerri