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Thursday, October 23, 2014
There were interesting clouds and blue skies.
Lots of different types of light to color the mountains.
Next we have the sky and Bill patiently waiting for me.
I looked through a zillion shots rather quickly to try to pick out ones specifically for the sky.
I included the next shot because I love fog and most morning we had fog which cleared after I had my fill of fog shots.
The town in the shot above is Bryson City, NC which was the closest town to where we were staying.
I liked the mix of fall foliage as well as evergreens.
A carpet of leaves in the woods is one of my favorite things both for the sound and look.
I also love contours in the mountains when clouds form their own shapes along the range.
The next shot was when we drove on a back country dirt road through part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The best part about the dirt roads were we were almost the only people using them.
It was worth it even though we were bouncing up and down pretty hard part of the time.
I love the mix of colors this time of the year with the higher altitudes changing and dropping their leaves.
There is still a fair amount of green at the lower altitudes.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
I'm taking a brief break from blogging (only a week or so) but I have taken so many shots this week, I thought I'd go ahead and post some mid October photos I took.
We've had a lot of rain but most days it clears for part of the day.
It's been windy which adds to the beauty when the boughs and flowers sway back and forth.
Male cardinals are started to get the deeper red they tend to get in the fall and winter.
Earlier this week there was one day where it literally stopped raining just long enough for me to walk during lunch.
I had to protect my camera because when the wind blew the rain that had collected on the leaves was almost like a shower.
I'm glad I have had a chance to photograph the flowers before they are all gone.
I'll admit that raindrops on roses are one of my favorite things.
Actually raindrops on elephant ears and almost any plant or flower that holds on to the liquid jewels are among my favorite things.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
October is flying by like most months do at my age.
We had a wet weekend but a few breaks when I could get outside.
I love the fluffy feathers on the bird below.
It's interesting to me how a lot of tree's leaves change colors top down.
May trees are beginning to have color at the top but only a few have fall leaves all the way down.
During the week we had some pretty days so I went on lunch time walks in downtown Durham, NC.
I think the sculpture fits in well with all the construction that continues in the city.
Durham auditorium is an attractive building in my opinion.
As you can see we haven't had a hard frost yet so lots of growth continues.
I think our average first frost date is late October.
I think the earliest it has ever snowed in central NC where I live is November 11. I remember that because it snowed on my 30th birthday in 1987 and it was extraordinary.
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Saturday, October 11, 2014
My hydrangea bushes didn't flower very well this summer but I did have a few blooms that are changing colors as they fade into fall.
I photographed a lot of flowers in different stages during lunch break walks in Durham, NC this week.
We had some perfect days during the week.
Not too hot, not too cold, just right . . .
I am enjoying being able to walk most days.
I don't handle heat very well so summer is my least favorite time to walk.
This past summer was a mild one so I was able to get out more than most summers.
I'm still glad to be heading into cool weather.
The last shot is obviously not flowers but fall leaves are starting to be a bright spot although we have a way to go for peak season.
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