Blue Ridge Mountains

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The Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, there’s nothing like them! You are guaranteed to find some peace of mind (and body) here.

If you happened to read my award acceptance post, you’ll know that the mountains of Va are where I most love to be and consider home. Something about the mountains, for me personally, refreshes the soul like nothing else can.

The much simpler, slower, quieter pace of life, it’s incredible. Seeing and hearing nature at its finest and most undisturbed, serene natural habitat, what’s better?

My husband and I are here taking a much needed break for some R&R. You may not be hearing much from me for a little while as a result. ☺


I love sharing with y’all so I wanted to send you some photos from here. I hope you will enjoy!

Please forgive me if the post is slow to load. I’m currently without laptop so will edit sizes of photos when I return to it.

I’d love to hear from you too. What’s the place you feel most at peace and call home? Do you have a favorite vacation spot? Tell me about it ☺



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Claytor Lake view from the cabin
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New River Trail bridge nestled in the VA Blue Ridge Mountains
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The perfect place to sit and relax…
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Peace and quiet on the deck
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Koi pond and entrance to the secret garden with wisteria
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Hiwassee, Virginia and Claytor Lake
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Sunsets over the mountains are breathtaking

Sending my love to you and yours! πŸ’πŸŒΉ

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  • WV and V, the mountains, John Denver’s song, nearly every about this is so precious to me πŸ’–πŸ’– Thank you for posting this 🌸🌸

    • What a blessing my friend 😊 I was living in the foothills and can relate to what you’re saying. Nothing like that view! ❀️

  • We all have our refuges. We love our home and we love being on our boat. Those are our two loves. It’s fabulous that we all have those special places.

    I linked this post to Awww Mondays. I said Aw a lot looking at these photographs.

    Have a great time, Holly. β™₯

    • When you love where you live, everything else can be handled much easier. A stressful day for example begins to melt away when you enter that “safe space” you are blessed to call home. πŸ’

      Glad y’all have that! And thank you friend for linking me to Aw Mondays. As always, you are so kind. Have a beautiful and blessed day Sandee!

  • Such and incredibly beautiful place. If I had the chance, I wouldn’t hesitate for a second to move right in.

    • Perfection! Sounds like where I was living in Martinsville. It’s an amazing feeling to be that close to some of the most breathtaking scenery one could hope for! (And awesome people!) ❀️ Matter of fact, Meadows of Dan area is where we are hoping to move to somehow …

      Thank you for sharing! No wonder your photos are so incredible!

  • Living in Georgia allows Neal and I to also enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains as we love to travel to a small town nearby called Cherry Log. The beauty of this area is a constant inspiration for my photography and relaxation!
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    I’m glad to discover your blog and love for nature and peace!

    • Oh wow, Robert! Cherry Log sounds absolutely delightful! Isn’t it amazing how when you stand there in awe of the beauty you see, how your creativity levels just blossom and all sorts of new ideas and freedom flow?

      It’s great to have you visit here & I hope to see you return in the future! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. It does my heart good to hear that you enjoyed your stay here πŸ™‚

    • Thank you so much! You would definitely enjoy lounging about on the deck. It was wonderful! β™₯ Thank you for coming by & sharing your thoughts with me.

  • It looks and sounds like an amazing place to get away from the busyness of everyday life, Holly. I’m glad you and hubby had a retreat. For me, there are local trails here that bring me such joy, a small time away from it all but still time away. Have a wonderful weekend ahead!

    • Thank you so much, Christy! πŸ’œ

      I bet the local trails there are incredible. I share your love for those, actually. In the Blue Ridge, there are some incredibly relaxing and peaceful trails to get lost in the beauty of nature. Does my heart good to hear you have some there that bring you peace of mind. You deserve it! Hope you can get there soon for some R&R.

      Wishing you a beautiful weekend ahead as well & many more peaceful, relaxing moments to just breathe and unwind…. πŸ€—

  • What a heavenly place .Just looking at the pictures makes me relax .I think its a great place to unwind and be one with nature .It’s not to far from NC , so hopefully will make a visit there sometime.Thank you for sharing !

    • Thank you so much! I completely agree. You are so right – the creative mind does run wild there. It’s such a wonderful experience. Thank you for coming & sharing your thoughts!

      • You’re welcome! I thoroughly admire your love of cats, but I’m a dog kind of guy lol!! But this post was particularly excellent!

      • We love dogs too! πŸ™‚ No worries there! We love animals and natures in general.

        Thank you so much. I’m glad you enjoyed! I’ve begun a new site about living well with nature and will be working on that one to share soon. It might be more your style! πŸ˜€ Have a wonderful day. β™₯ We appreciate you!

  • Loved your photos, Holly. What a BEAUTIFUL spot for R & R! We’ve spent some delightful days in the Blue Ridge Mountains ourselves. Don’t some of the vistas along the Parkway take your breath away?!

    • Hi Nancy! Firstly, thank you from the bottom of my heart for coming by and sharing your thoughts. I always appreciate visitors taking the time to comment 🧑

      You are absolutely right – those views really do take your breath away. There is something so special about the mountains. The majesty of our God’s Creation. WOW! It does my heart good to hear that you & yours have also had the opportunity to spend some time up there basking in His glory πŸ™‚ What is your favorite place to be?

      Lots of love to you & yours. God bless each of you! β™₯

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