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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Today's Flowers: Work and Vacation

I took the first shot on a work lunch break walk the week before I went on a vacation.


I took the rest of the shots from the road on the way to and back from a trip to the southern end of the NC mountain range.


I live in the central part of NC and we saw a lot of highway flowers.


I didn't see any wildflowers during our hikes.


I know the shot above isn't of flowers but it is as colorful as when trees have spring flowers.


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Friday, October 24, 2014

The Weekend in Black and White: Mountain Farm Museum

We walked past the Mountain Farm Museum on our way to the Oconaluftee River Trail.


I think I like the shot equally in black and white and color.


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Thursday, October 23, 2014

SkyWatch Friday: Great Smoky Mountains National Park - North Carolina side

I couldn't have ordered better weather for a vacation of driving and hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.


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 mornings 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 was that 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

Brief Blog Break

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.



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