Sunday, August 9, 2020

How To Spend A Sunday Afternoon

Lake Walking In The Heat

Hello everyone!  Is it hot where you live?  It certainly is here and I suggested to the Mr. that we drive to Lake Junaluska about 35 miles from here to enjoy a walk around the lake today. He snapped some pics along the way which I'm sharing. I'll warn you ahead of time I look very hot, sweaty and windblown! 

Lake Junaluska is such a beautiful place to walk. It is the headquarters of the United Methodist Conference and normally is bustling with activity. Many retired pastors live in homes scattered around the lake and conferences and retreats are typically held there year round. We love to go there to just enjoy the scenery and walk around the lake. 

Here is a statue of a famous waterfowl commemorated at the lake. I think his name was Walter.

And some beautiful flowers along the walkway. The colors were amazing!

We took a selfie crossing the bridge.  There were other walkers along the way and also folks kayaking and rowing on the lake. We all maintained a safe distance!

This shrub was on the far side of the lake approaching the pool area. It's so cute!

The gorgeous chapel where many weddings and worship services have been held. The Mr. has played trumpet there several times.

More beautiful flowers close to the chapel. 

And a final picture before we head back to the car and drive home.  The sky was blue, the clouds were lovely, the flowers gorgeous and the sun was hot, but it was worth it all to walk in such a lovely place on a Sunday afternoon! 

How about you?  How did you spend your Sunday? 

Until Next Time,

*photography by William Ross


Sharon said...

Oh, Debbie, you captured one of my very favorite places! Since I used to live near Lake Junaluska, I have spent so much time there. When I taught dance, I scheduled recitals at Stuart Auditorium where you're standing in the last photo. I have attended conferences there and stayed on the grounds. Lake Junaluska is the setting of some wonderful memories for me, so thank you for highlighting this beautiful place!

Karen Anderson said...

Beautiful pictures! A place to add to my list of places to explore in NC! I'm planning a trip back to visit my grandson in the next few months and always look for places to visit that we haven't been before! I love walking near bodies of water, and on hot days this is a perfect activity! It's been very hot where I live too - I'm kind of longing for a thunderstorm!

Fashion Schlub said...

What a lovely walk!

I drove up to Connecticut with a friend to pick up some auction items I'd won online. They're def not being as "corona cautious" there as we are in NY but it was nice to see some different scenery.


Clearissa said...

What a fun Sunday afternoon. Thank one little shrub is so cute.

Iris said...

That is a lovely place - we were once there, long ago. We have a lovely lake here with a nice walking trail. I don't go there very often but a lot of people do use it.

Love all your pictures. Looks like a nice 'get-away'.

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thank you Sharon, Karen, Bettye, Clearissa and Iris for your lovely comments. Lake Junaluska is a beautiful place to go to and it makes me happy that some of you have good memories of going there and some of you are interested in going there sometime. I know you would enjoy it! Blessings to you all!

Joy said...

That is a very lovely top - nice and simple and the colour suits.