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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Our World Tuesday: Last week in the NC mountains

I thought I'd do one more post with a mix of shots I took over a four day period (Friday through last Monday) in the NC mountains.
It's noticeable how much ahead the NC mountains are in terms of fall color as opposed to central NC where I live.
At home many more trees have changed colors but the oak trees are still slowly changing. We're several weeks behind the mountains in my state.
We were in the southern part of the NC mountain range this time but the northern end of the NC mountain range is probably almost finished with fall colors.
I'm probably repeating myself between posts lately since the photographs were taken at the same time but I took so many I've gotten a bunch of posts out of a four day vacation.
The trail I took the shot above on had a lot of obstacles but I was careful when walking around the rocks and roots. It wasn't until I got to an easy walking part that I tripped and fell on my face.
Fortunately I just got a few bruises and wasn't badly hurt. It was slightly humorous because a couple that was near me were very solicitous and was trying to help me up and I said, I'm o.k I just need Bill and right then Bill walked up and said: I'm Bill. He was a little ahead of me when I fell.
I didn't need any help but I wanted the couple to know that they could leave me and I had someone with me. They were nice but it was embarrassing to fall like that. I find that I am usually less likely to fall when maneuvering tricky parts of paths but it's the easier ones when I stop paying attention that I do a nose dive.
Also, I had my camera around my neck and in my efforts to protect my camera I fell harder than if I'd used my hands to protect myself rather than my camera. I loved the shed in the NC Arboretum in Asheville (shot below).
I'd like to have a green roof like the one on the shed.
I also liked the "helping hands" sculpture below.
The next shot is of a house in Brevard, NC. The lighting was poor for the shot but I think the chimney is fun.
The tree below was on the same street in Brevard as the house. I like the tree but am not sure what kind it is.
I love being able to take pictures while someone else drives.
I've taken a few shots at stop lights when I drive but I'm trying not to do that anymore.


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely series Carver (except the part when you fell down)...I know from experience what you mean about the easier part of the trail being where you're more likely to fall. Glad you weren't seriously hurt -- be careful out there! I too love taking drive-by pix when (my) Bill is driving. You got some wonderful ones both driving and walking.

ZielonaMila said...

Beautiful photographs, miraculous autumn colours. I am greeting

Penelope Postcards said...

Oh, I love that mossy roofed little shed, too! I also had a fall during my travels that probably would have been far less severe had I not been trying to protect my camera. The first thing my Bill asked was: Is the camera okay? :))

Cezar and Léia said...

Gorgeous nature there, the trees are spectacular with Autumn mood, so beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing!

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Welcome to Carver!
Your photos are beautiful.
I was charmed by gold, yellow, brown, red autumn.
I was enchanted by your lovely post.
I cordially greet

Sylvia K said...

So glad you weren't hurt too badly -- I think we all are more concerned about our cameras that we are ourselves!! You photos are fantastic and what a gorgeous place!! Love the colors! Thanks as always for sharing the beauty! Have a good week -- stay clear of Sandy the Storm!! Sounds like a real monster!!

Unknown said...

Wonderful tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

EG CameraGirl said...

So many fabulous photos, Carver! I love that chimney too. Wish it were on MY house. :)) And the living roof on the shed is wonderful. I'm sorry you fell and boy! I know exactly how embarrassing such a spill can be. Glad you are all right.

Martha Z said...

I'm with you, I don't pay as much attention when the trail is easy and that is when I am likely to fall.
I found the same was true back when we used to ski, I could race through the moguls with out falling then did a face plant while I was still.

Valerie said...

That shed's a winner! Sorry to learn of your fall and trust no lasting damage was done. Thanks for sharing.

Gaelyn said...

On the rough trails I look down and on the easy ones up, thus that's when I fall. Hopefully more embarrassing than damaging. The colors are outstanding. Love the shed.

Aren't you suppose to take photos while driving? If I didn't there'd be no photos.

carol l mckenna said...

Wow! What an excellent variety of photos ~ awesome ~ must have been a fun trip ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

eileeninmd said...

Carver, lovely collection of trip photos. I am glad you were not hurt badly. I have done the same falling, usually not watching where I am stepping. I love the cute house and chimney and the neat sculpture of the helping hands. Thanks for sharing, have a great day!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful and interesting shots from your trip.

Anonymous said...

What lovely autumn colours and delicious green roofs you found on your trip.

Latane Barton said...

I love the mountains.. so much to explore and enjoy.

Unknown said...

The roof of the shed is lovely! Hope your body is restoring itself:)


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