Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Sun Sets in Black Mountain

We had beautiful weather almost every day during our visit with EZ's folks last week, so one night we decided to head up the mountain to snap some pictures of the sunset. It's a really long, steep walk, so Ernie's mom hadn't been up that far in years. However, a new road meant we could drive all the way to the top, so we were really happy when she decided to join us. I love the look of excitement on her face in this picture:

It was a clear, cool, crisp night in western Carolina, and we were in awe of the beauty that surrounded us. In a matter of minutes the golden sun descended behind the mountains, creating a gorgeous display of color in the autumn sky.

Thank you Lord for the beauty of your creation. For mountains that stretch as far as the eye can see. For wispy clouds and a sky that displays so many shades of color. For the fiery orange sun that bids goodbye to another day. For family to experience it with. For life, and love, and knowing that every day is a gift from You.


  1. I love the mountains. Thank you for capturing the beautiful sunset on film. Mom

  2. Beautiful pictures and beautiful post. Love you!

  3. Absolutely beautiful! Love that picture of Grammy with her huge smile on her face!