Friday, September 7, 2012

My Beautiful Mountain Girl



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it. Clicking a second time will make it full-sized.)

Betsy grew up in the mountains of southwestern Virginia, and I guess it's true that "You can take the girl out of the mountains, but you can't take the mountains out of the girl." Betsy is always delighted when we visit the Smoky Mountains, and I think she looks radiant in this photo I took in late August as she sat on boulder along Middle Prong near Tremont in the Smokies.

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This has been a very hectic time for us with upcoming weddings, Dad's birthday, and work on the house. Betsy and I need a break to recharge our batteries, so, as some of you have done, we're taking a blogging break. We will be away from blogging until October 1. I hope all of you have a very happy and wonderful September.

34 comments:

Ms. A said...

Enjoy the break from blogging, but hopefully not from your camera!

Jeevan said...

Charming photo on Betsy and no doubt she’s a mountain girl! I'm glad knowing both of you in blogspear... an inspiration on mountains, falls and nature.

Have a great time and enjoy at leisure. Take care :)

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Yes I'm back from mine and I hope you have a wonderful time. Your Dad's looking well at 100 :)
Betsy looks very happy on that boulder too.

Sandra said...

i miss the creeks like this one, i grew up in the mountains and love them and miss them and am still a mountaineer at heart.

The Incredible Woody said...

She is a beauty!

Magia da Inês said...

彡♡` Olá, amigo!

Ela está muito feliz cercada por essa natureza exuberante, ouvindo o barulhinho da água e do vento...

Lindo dia para vocês!
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil ♡彡.
¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮

rainfield61 said...

Enjoy your break.

Check the battery meter, unplug when it is fully charged.

Karin said...

Wishing you a blog break that will refresh you! It's so good to just do life! God bless and recharge well!

L. D. Burgus said...

Great photo and I will be watching and waiting for your return. Enjoy all the events.

LV said...

Your plate has been rather full lately. Rest and enjoy your time away from the blogging world.

Carletta said...

Well George, hope you and your radiant Betsy have a wonderful break!

Relindis said...

You are a wonderful couple. Every blessing for some rest and refreshment.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This is a gorgeous photo. Have a relaxing time.

troutbirder said...

Have a fun break George. And your right those country girls are the best!

Janie said...

Happy September to you, too. Betsy does look lovely in your photo.

A Lady's Life said...

She sure is George.
You all have a good time and remember to take a break once in a while.:)

Linda said...

Lovely photo...enjoy your break

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Enjoy your break with your loved ones, but do not forget your camera!

Betty Manousos said...

betsy is soo beautiful!!

enjoy your break!

Rajesh said...

You are absolutely spot on.

Leovi said...

Nice portrait, delicious smile. Greetings.

Shilpa said...

Very true about Betsy! I love this shot and she's really sweet :)

Have a great break george! Enjoy
Hugs

Marie said...

A very sweet picture of your mountain girl, for sure! Have a wonderful break, you two!

Cheqna said...

Hi George,

Hope you both have a good break and rest.

:-)

EG CameraGirl said...

Betsy looks very happy in that photo, George! Nice photo!

I hope you enjoy your blogging break. I look forward to your return.

Krishna said...

Thanks

BlueShell said...

Indeed...beautiful, My friend...
xoxo
Isabel

Amelia said...

Hi George, enjoy your blogging break. We'll miss you.

Have a nice weekend, warm regards to you an Betsy.

Magia da Inês said...

¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮

Boa semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil

彡♡♡♡

Annmarie Pipa said...

lovely photo.
have fun!

Craver Vii said...

Your Betsy has the sweetest, kindest eyes. Enjoy your break. I hope you have a chance to feel refreshed.

Ben Kenny said...

I know the feeling. I have been away for longer periods lately myself. Hope your September is going well, and not too hectic!

jewaicious said...

Hoping all is well.

Neal said...

That is a very nice picture of Betsy and in a very peaceful setting.