Tuesday, February 17, 2015

"Thinking Out Loud" - Song-ography



. . .we found love right where we are


Over the weekend we decided to take a drive to see the college girl. After all what's a Valentine's Day celebration without the whole family?  

"Mount Bonnell" at 785 feet {miniature effect}

And at 785 feet it's one of the highest points in Austin. Now I know why I almost had a heart attack by the time I walked up all the stairs! And, I think it's safe to say that we probably picked the busiest day ever to climb to the top of this limestone rock.



You see, there is a legend in them hills . . . legend has it that a couple will fall in love on their first visit to Mount Bonnell, become engaged on their second visit, and marry on the third. And we did see a couple getting their engagement pictures done, with a sign that said . . . he stole her heart, so she stole his last name.

{KK 2810}
"Mount Bonnell, in miniature"

 And I do wonder how many people fell in love that night, and how many were engaged.


Just thinkin' out loud here . . . wondering if you've already fallen in love, been engaged and married (with kids) by the time you make your first trip to the top, do you get bonus years?
At the very least a gold star for climbing the stairs before you find out that there was
a much easier way to get up there besides straight up?

Yep, as a family, we not only found love, but lots of laughs, right where we were!
{Insert puffy heart here}

Love, Kim

P.S. I'm over at Focusing on Life today with some thoughts on what happens when my heart and
the mindfulness of a moment converge, and the crossroad when it does not.


sharing with Texture Tuesday, Song-ography, Sweet Shot Tuesday, Roses of Inspiration





21 comments:

molly said...

What a great place to spend Valentines with people!

Mollyxxx

EarlK said...

Woderful photos and story.

Nicola SeaThreePeeO Carpenter said...

wonderful pictures and such an amazing place. I don't think I would have made it up all those stairs though.

Dina Lettre said...

So fun, Kim. I love everything about this!

Viv@Thoughts from the Desktop said...

Great memories with a beautiful vista...

ImagesByCW | C. Willison said...

Wonderful pictures with the tilt-shift effect.
The stories of some places truly make me wonder of all the things that have, are and will be happening there...

Buckeroomama said...

Whether true or not, it does make for a romantic story. :)

Tamar SB said...

What an awesome place! Love the family selfie attempt - what great smiles.

Kathy McB said...

Awe, what I love most about this post are those happy faces in your last shot! Obviously enjoying the moment AND each o ther. F antastic. Thanks for linking up to Song-ography.

~ Dixie said...

What a beautiful place!
Looks like a great day.

you-wee because said...

Cool picture editing, Kim!
Like your photographs!
;-)
Uwe.

Carol Blackburn said...

Interesting miniature shots. :)

June Caedmon said...

Such happy moments, Kim! Worth the hike!

Linda R said...

This post has my heart smiling.. Such amazing photos.

Hugs, Linda
My Happy Place

Dotti said...

Wow! I love these photos! So glad you had a day with your girl. Well done all the way around and I love seeing your boy look happy and well.

Brenda said...

Oh, you definitely get plenty of bonus years for making that climb! I will have to ask my son and his wife (who just got married in November in Austin) whether they have visited the mountain. Love your miniature effect.

Nicki said...

Priceless - and wow, what a view.

Jeanne said...

What a great post Kim and looks as if you did have a great time. What a climb up here though. I have been to austin many times, but never up on this hill. might try it... too bad they don't have a funicular

Sharon said...

The perfect Valentine's place for your whole family. Love those smiles on your kids' faces. And what a magnificent view from up there. Worth the climb, right?!

Cheryl M said...

Beautiful beautiful photography! So glad you had such a lovely Valentine's Day!

Ida said...

What a climb that must be but what a view from the top. So glad you enjoyed time with family.
Love the "minature" effect.

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