38 Best Photos of 2014

Happy New Year!

Start off 2015 with a smile. Enjoy some of my favorite photos from 2014, presented with Haiku Deck, the cool presentation app. Just click the cutie below to start the show.

Best of 2014 Haiku Deck

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Photo Friday: Blue Ridge Parkway 2

Happy Friday to you, friend.

Here’s two more shots I took along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina near the Linn Cove Viaduct. Here’s what we might say to one another if we stood on this ridge together. From Psalm 145:

4One generation shall commend your works to another,
    and shall declare your mighty acts.
5On the glorious splendor of your majesty,
    and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.
6They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds,
    and I will declare your greatness.

Photo of a lone pine amid a stand of hardwoods

[A lone pine stands proud among the hardwoods. Blue Ridge Parkway. Nikon D40. October, 2014.]

photo of a smoky valley seen from the Blue Ridge Parkway

[A smoky valley framed by pine. Blue Ridge Parkway. Nikon D40. October, 2014.]

Photo Friday: The Blue Ridge Parkway

You’ve heard of the Blue Ridge Parkway? Ever driven it? Wonder if it’s worth your precious time off from work?

I hope these two shots answer the last question for you. I have taken my family up into the mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina every autumn since 1995. And I always ignored those brown “Blue Ridge Parkway” signs around Cherokee and Asheville. Until 2009. Now, views like these beckon our frequent autumnal return.

When I stand in places like this, smelling the wind, my soul seems to look up as my eyes look out. May God give us all grace to cherish the majesty and mystery he reveals dimly in nature, and more radiantly in Christ. Amen.

View from the Linn Cove Viaduct

[Majesty along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Nikon D40. October, 2014.]

View from the Linn Cove Viaduct

[Mystery along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Nikon D40. October, 2014.]