Miracles and Gratitude Challenge Day 21


  • Alley Spring
  • hiking
  • this lovely area where we live

On Halloween, after we went to Rocky Falls, we drove north and west about 20 miles to Alley Spring. My boy and I have a history there. Many times we have gone in autumn, when the leaves have fallen. We always make leaf piles and lay on them while watching the sky.

We arrived just about sunset and there were only a few other people there. There are two hiking trails. One is a mile and a half and the other is a third of a mile. Since it was close to evening, we chose the shorter one.

We’ve hiked it several times and I’ll tell you what, the views definitely change with the amount of sunlight. With or without much sunlight, the place is just amazing.

All the people left, so we had the place to ourselves! We made the leaf pile, stared at the sky, and walked back up to the mill near nightfall. The thought occurred to me, that now that almost all of the humans are gone, maybe nature could take a breath and rest for the night.

It puts on such a glorious show.

Thank you for reading. Hope you’re still seeing miracles and gratefuls.


Miracle photos:

sign to the mill near Eminence, Missouri
Alley Spring Mill near Eminence, Missouri
Alley Spring Mill about sunset
look how much water flows through here a day
the spring at Alley Spring Mill
view of the mill from the hiking trail
I love this photo- the red, the water, and
sunset on the trees
the mill dressed up for fall

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22 thoughts on “Miracles and Gratitude Challenge Day 21

  1. I love the pictures you took and understand why you enjoy it so much. Truly loved your comment about it taking a rest after all the guests had gone. You are just so special🌹🌹🌹

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    • Awwww, Linda! Thank you so much. I think about if nature enjoys its quiet time, too. Without all the noise people bring with them. ❤️ Bet Big Thompson Canyon likes it’s quiet time, too. 🌻🌻🌻


    • Hello! Welcome. Thank you very much. It was travel for a long time, life, lessons, then I unexpectedly lost my momma in March 2022- so there’s writing about that… splashing some travel back in. Thank you for reading and commenting.


        • That means a lot to me, thank you. It’s been a ‘heavy on the heart’ sort of year so far. My parents were married 55 years, so it’s been a huge adjustment to try to figure out life without her in it, for all of us. Just thought I’d tell you in case you go back and read any posts. A heads up, so to speak. ❤️😊 Thank you for commenting and hugs! Appreciate that. Hope you have a great day. Jessica


    • Hi!! It’s a treasure for sure! I’m happy you’ve been there. Thank you, I love taking pictures there. So many different angles to capture. Today we went to Lake Wappapello, just because. I saw the Greenville sign and instantly thought of you and Dan!

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    • Hi! Thank you very much. I love taking pictures there. The scenery makes it easy to take many. I took way more than I shared, ha ha. Posts for other days, I suppose. Thank you. We had a great time. Your posts inspire me to keep hiking! Today we’re going to a lake and Saturday we’re going to another lake and hiking a new trail. I’m remembering how much we love it!

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