Thursday, January 31, 2013

Arabia Mountain, Clearly Beautiful


Arabia Mountain after the rain... The pools of water are just so crystal clear and so beautiful to see with everything reflected in them so clearly.  Maybe in your part of the world, water looks like this but in Georgia, our lakes and rivers are just not this clear...the pools at Arabia Mountain however, that is a different story.


This moss is called Resurrection Moss as it is very dark until it gets wet and then, it turns a very bright green. It is a startling difference.
I wish you could hear the sound that this water made cascading over this rock!

Clear and beautiful, don't you agree?




The water was running into this lovely lake and with the sun sparkling on the surface...there was simply a lot of beauty to behold. 

"Running Water" is a beautiful song by the Moody Blues, I hope you like it too.



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  1. You're right, Kay, that is a lot of beauty to behold. I look forward to visiting Arabia myself one day!!!

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  2. Lovely! And now, in a Cockney accent: Loverly!

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    1. Cor blimey luv, I didn't know you could speak Cockney! :-)

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  3. Kay- That is just beautiful!!! Clear and beautiful. xo Diana

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  4. Absolutely breathtaking -- the kind of water that makes you want to go for a dip (or at least your fingers if it's too cold haha)!

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    1. You know I had to test the water, you are right...cold!

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  5. I just love every walk you make up Arabia Mountain. Thank you, yet again, for sharong the besiuty and interest with us. Love J

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    1. Thanks, John! Glad you could walk with us again!
      Can't wait for Spring!

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  6. How interesting this looks. I hope you go back this spring and photograph the wildflowers there. It looks as though it might have a unique flora much as Tennessee's cedar glades do- A natural rock garden.

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    1. Hey Betsy!
      You are exactly right! Look at my posts from last spring from Arabia Mountain, and you will be AMAZED at the wildflowers!! I promise we will take more photos this year too!!

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  7. A great relaxing walk there. A very good place to have close by.

    For some reason I could not post on the last lot.
    Blogger sometimes does this, I hope others didn't miss out.

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    1. Oh yes, we try to get there as often as we can.
      Sorry you could not post, I think I can do my photos the old way now, and I don't know why that stopped for a while either!

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  8. Just beautiful, Kay. You two must be as fit as fleas with all that walking.Lucky things!

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    1. Thanks, Sulky Kitten! HA HA, you would THINK so, wouldn't you? We are lucky that we are able to walk it, so many have health problems that prevent it.

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  9. Our water is swamp water -- not clear, though beautiful in its own way.

    Thanks for sharing these, i could almost hear that water running!

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    1. Oh yes, I lived in South Georgia as a teenager and our backyard was a swamp/marshland with aligators and wild boars not to mention the big snakes. Sound familiar? Still, very beautiful, I agree.

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  10. What a beautiful place that is. Great photos for a cold and wintry day. Here it is only 13 degrees this morning with snow.

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    1. Wow, 13 degrees, that's cold! Are you ever tempted to build a snowman or is snow just old hat to you and yours?

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  11. Interesting and beautiful place Kay. I have not heard of Resurrection Moss. I'll have to look that up. Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thanks! I hope that it is really called that. A guide told us that on Panola Mountain and I hope she knows what she is talking about. Of course, she didn't know pineweed from yellow daisies, but maybe that was just a fluke. Hope you enjoy your weekend too. :-)

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    2. Thanks Ranger Robby!
      I wish you could have been on Panola Mountain with use!
      I look forward to walking with you over Arabia Mountain with you one day, I will TRY not to talk your ear off! :-)

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    3. Ha! I meant to say with "us", but I suppose that you might feel "used" after I ask you so many questions about plant life on Arabia!!

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  12. Arabia Mountain just never fails to touch one with all that beauty! The ressurrection moss is amazing, I don't think I've seen or heard of it before.

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    1. Thanks, Meike! I'm glad you never tire it it! You have seen it more than any other on my blog!!
      The green of that moss is just so vibrant!

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  13. The bluebell wood remind me of home - great picture! The post pictures are great, such a pretty place. I can hear and smell the fresh waterfall!
    Ivan

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    1. Oh yes, Ivan, you should recognize a bluebell wood!
      Yes, you are right, it's not just the look of the water but the lovely sound and smell that is so enchanting.

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  14. I can understand your fascination with and love of this place - it's like a different world up there. I wonder if the rock minerals are what keeps the water so clear? Thanks for so many beautiful photos.

    P.S. I'm reading a book called "The Forest Unseen", written by a biology professor from Tennessee. One of the chapters explains how moss and lichens are able to survive the winter and spring right back to life. (A very interesting read though rather too full of evolutionary theory - it seems to come up in almost very paragraph. But I'm sure the author would feel the same about a book that mentioned God as frequently and reverently as he mentions evolution.) :)

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    1. You are so right, Sue, it is very much like a different world. And also, exactly correct in that the minerals that wash off the mountain are excellent for plant life. We really notice it more at Stone Mountain, the trees at the base of that mountain and the plant life! I have been trying to explain that to folks for years but no one understands what I mean.
      That book sounds interesting. Evolution okay, but still let me believe that there is a Divine Creator in all this design and beauty!

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    1. Hey Anthony!
      Thanks so much and thank you for visiting my blog. Please stop by anytime, you are very welcome.

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  16. Breatakingly beautiful, Kay! No wonder you want to see it again and again, though it must be beautiful in a different way each time.

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    1. You are correct, depending on the season, the time of day, or the weather makes it different every time.
      Very astute of you to notice this!

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  17. It is always good to share new places and it is even better when they hold such beauty. I'm sure if I went back through your posts I could see all the seasons but I'm also sure that you will post more. I look forward to them and the new seasons.

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    1. And the nice thing, you will get to see Richard's photos of our special places. I never knew how good he was until I had my own blog and now, I have such fun sharing his talent behind the camera. Just you wait until Spring on Arabia Mountain and Stone Mountain!

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  18. I have to say, Kay, Georgia is beautiful! I tend to think of it as in "Gone with the Wind!" Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos.

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    1. Oh yes, and I look just like Scarlet O'Hara too!
      You really don't know how funny that really is!!

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  19. Oh Kay, these pics are beautiful! Just what I need to see on a February afternoon. That gorgeous clear water makes me wish I could just splash some on my face :DDD

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    1. Thanks, Jane, this water is so unlike anything else in Georgia! That is why I go crazy getting up close to it!!

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  20. Wow!! It's so beautiful! I wish I could go swim in it, even though I guess it's cold. The sea here is really quite different!

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    1. Thanks for your comment! Yes, it would be too cold.
      Oh, you are lucky to live by the sea. Enjoy it!

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  21. Indeed, my favorite Arabia days are after the rain. Hoping to run into you already...

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    1. Hello Robby!
      So nice to meet you today at the Nature Center (Feb. 17th). Sorry, I didn't realize that I hadn't replied to your comment here. Now I know that you are Ranger Robby! I will see you on the mountain! :-)
      Your friends at Arabia,
      Kay & Richard.

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