Girliste is a small village twenty minutes away from our new home in Romania. This village resides in an outdoor paradise; distant mountains surround the entrance way and the exit is a hiking trail which ventures through a forest and then into a clearing inside a valley nestled between more mountains. There is a river which flows alongside the entire hiking trail proving a sound of beauty to go along with the sights.
Our dog enjoyed his freedom while leading the way as if he were our tour guide on this great outdoor adventure! He did a great job showing us around this magnificent display of nature.
We saw a cluster of blue butterflies and quickly snapped a picture of them before they flew away! This was the first time I ever saw so many butterflies in one place. It was really pretty to see and it was a magical moment when we saw them flutter up around us. In comparison to online pictures, these butterflies are called Common Blue Butterflies.
There were plenty of fruit-bearing trees and plants throughout the village and on our walk. We had the pleasure of eating a variety of fresh-picked fruits, including cherries and some berries, along the way.
We ate Fragutele, which are small-sized berries, that resemble a mix between strawberry and raspberry. They had a very sweet taste. 🙂
One tree appeared to have been struck by lightning, or perhaps it had been partially burnt by a fire, and it was still alive and bearing fruit called Mulberry. This Morus Alba tree was uniquely beautiful and its fruit was tasty. Most berries are helpful to our bodies, including Mulberries, they are filled with nutrients that are important for us. Iron, vitamins, dietary fiber and potassium are all packed into this tiny little fruit.
This tree made me think of this scripture today…
Jeremiah 17 verses 7-8 KJV
7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope in the Lord is. 8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
Faith is shown when we are able to bear fruit despite the obstacles we go through in life. I believe that we should live life to its fullest, even if we have illnesses like MS. No two storms are made equal, and I have had the pleasure of connecting with many wonderful Christians who bear fruit even though they have been struck by lightening force destruction in their lives. These people inspire me to keep smiling miraculously on the days that I might feel like wearing a frown instead.
I want to thank you for taking the time to read my post. I hope you enjoyed it and I look forward to any comments that you may have. I also hope you had a great weekend!