Mesa Moment #33: Chatahoochee National Forest

November 17, 2011

I am still not used to having a fall.  I mean a real fall that begins in September and ends in December with vibrant, bright fall leaves.  I am a Louisiana girl, and back home, everything stays green year-round.  Some of the trees back home in Louisiana turn colors, but the leaves never change all at once to create the stunning view that I get to see here in North Georgia.

So to be able to see the view we saw two weeks ago on the way to a cabin in the mountains was breath-taking…literally.  I captured these as we meandered through the Chattahoochee National Forest, so keep in mind that are taken from our car. 

I do not know how long it will take for me to get used to four seasons, but I know that my appreciation for the season of fall is deeper than it has ever been.  There is something about it that is good for my soul!  Fall invites me to stop, to breathe deep, and to soak in the amazing beauty that surrounds us.  It invites me to marvel at the ongoing changing of season that happen in nature and that happen in our lives.

Becky is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and writer. She is the author of the Busy Lives and Restless Souls (March 2017, Loyola Press) and The Inner Chapel (April 2020, Loyola Press). She helps others create space to connect faith and everyday life through facilitating retreats and days of reflection, through writing, and through spiritual direction. With nearly twenty years of ministry experience within the Catholic Church, Becky seeks to help others discover God at work in the every day moments of people’s lives by utilizing St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises and the many gifts that our Catholic faith and Ignatian Spirituality provide.

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