A Moment in Time

“In the end it’s not about how many breaths you took. In the end it’s about the moments that took your breath away.”  ― Volksweisheitheit

Fontana Fog

If I could stop time, it would be for moments and pictures like this. An afternoon fog lies on the lake calling curious young grandsons to check it out. First, there are three quietly walking on to the dock. From a short distance, we adults just watch them as they enter their private world of discovery. What do they see, we wonder, but are content to just observe. Another grandson joins them to see what they are looking at. A turtle? The loch ness monster? The youngest child who has been taking pictures all day, and some good ones, I might add, ignores his buddies and photographs the beauty. As they head back to the car, one grandson remains for one last look while our son walks down to join him.

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Another special moment in time.


About travelerlynne

Traveler. Writer. Retired Educator.Traveling on and off the beaten path with my photographer husband. Volunteering locally as well as in Haiti and Tanzania, an enriching and humbling experience. A sun lover! Shelling, boating, fishing and watching sunsets. Growing mango, banana, key lime,and pineapple.Making smoothies and chutneys. Enjoying family and friends! Savoring each new day!
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44 Responses to A Moment in Time

  1. cindy knoke says:

    fabulous and mysterious~

  2. megtraveling says:

    Beautiful pictures and memories for the future!

  3. These are beautifully shot Lynne – your grandson, you say? I love how the distance and the warm misty fog have transformed your family into figures in a timeless summer holiday tableau. 🙂

    • Perfect description, Meredith…timeless summer holiday tableau. All the trips to Disney World don’t compare to the simplicity of this encounter and it didn’t cost anything. 🙂

  4. You are so lucky to have a special environment like that which attracts the young…

    I loved recognizing the g’son with the camera after you described him in the story.

    • Good to hear from you, Ronnie. The g’son with the camera now has his own picture of his special moment. We had just come off an 11 mile stretch of road with 318 curves called The Tail of the Dragon in western NC. The g’kids yelled “stop” when they saw the lake and mist. We needed to stretch our legs, anyway. Glad we stopped.

  5. lynnsarda says:

    Soooo nice, Lynne.

  6. Priceless, I agree 🙂

  7. Mysteriously beautiful. What were the boys looking at? Your quote is perfect for this post, too.

  8. That is one of my all time favourite quotes! Such a beautiful place to spend a day at, and all captured perfectly in images and words.
    Definitely looks like a special time…

  9. Hello Sumithra, Glad you like the quote and yes it was a special moment. Hope school is going well. 🙂

  10. Letizia says:

    What beautiful photos, Lynne! And so timeless, could have been taken years ago in a way. You captured a special time in their lives.

  11. Woww amazingg pictures…which is this place?

  12. Beautiful shots Lynn, love the ambiance fog creates.

  13. What a pretty set, Lynne, with the third image having such a mystical quality about it. More than ever it seems that a road trip dedicated to the East Coast is in order. 🙂

  14. This was one of those lucky encounters. Fog adds a mood to the scene. Yes, east coast road trip sounds good. New territory for this southern girl.

  15. Gigi Galore says:

    So subtle and gentle, glorious! I knw these are your grandchildren, or at least some of them, but you obviously love children. Your posts about them are filled with love. 🙂

  16. Hi Gigi. Five grandsons and one granddaughter makes for lively reunions. Lots of love and joy to spread. 🙂

  17. vbholmes says:

    How lucky to have found such a beautiful, peaceful spot to rest in during what sounds like a challenging trip on the Tail of the Dragon. You’ve really captured the spirit of the fog-covered lake and the quiet, pensive mood of your grandchildren. Lovely.

  18. Thanks,VB. Pensive mood for this lively group of boys is seldom seen and I reveled in the moment. The fog had them under its spell.

  19. Paula says:


  20. Thank you, Paula. It was special.

  21. restlessjo says:

    These photos ‘speak’, Lynne. They are absolutely priceless. 🙂

  22. Lynne, your moments in time are mystically, beautifully captured…to be savored and relived again and again. These are wonderful pictures.

  23. These pictures will be keepsakes. Thank you for your appreciation of a moment in time, Marylin.

  24. Kan says:

    Lovely photos Lynne. And a beautiful quote!

  25. Oh Lynne, these pictures are truly breathtaking, in the sweetest of ways. As your grandsons grow up, each one will be more precious than today.

  26. What a sweet thing to say. Thank you , Peri.

  27. Madhu says:

    So very beautiful Lynne!!! The mist lends such a mysterious and magical mood to the scene! Moments, and memories to cherish 🙂

  28. How ethereal, Lynne. It must be a joy watching your grandsons explore the world. I would love to hear their conversation as they discuss the fog – kids have such an interesting and fresh take on life. 🙂 Beautiful! ~Terri

  29. Thanks, Terri. You obviously understand the inquisitive nature of kids. We never did find out what they were pointing at, but they were in their own private world and we were content to let them enjoy their moment. 🙂

  30. Tahira says:

    The third picture is breathtaking! Most definitely a cherished moment in time. Simply lovely, Lynne.

  31. So good to hear from you, Tahira and thank you for your lovely comment. It was a special moment for all and I was surprised by the beauty of the images.

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