Friday, October 15, 2010

Should we ALL dress in Autumn colors?

We took a drive to our property in Bluff to hike on the land and

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take photos of the beautiful Fall foliage!

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Driving from Asheville, through Hot Springs to Bluff takes us along the Appalachian Trail…..

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and right by Rocky Bluff Campground in the Pisgah National Forest.

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So we stopped to walk around….and take MORE photos…

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and we almost missed this ‘critter’!

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Do you think he got the memo to dress in Autumn attire?

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We can’t imagine what he was doing in the near deserted campground but he was a fun surprise!

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Have you ever seen anything like him? Enjoy your day! Wear something colorful! heehee!

36 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

He is beautiful! Looking forward to tomorrow!
Hugs,
Penny

Tammy N said...

Oh Wow! What a beautiful area! And that chicken does blend in well...I bet someone is missing him! Talk about free range...LOL!

dee begg said...

Simply Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Our trees are a little behind this year in changing...must be from the dry weather this summer. I love the fall tapestry that Mother Nature bestows on us.

D

Velva said...

Holy cow! A rooster out in the middle of the vegetation. I bet he has a story. the fall colors are stunning. What a beautiful time of year.

Becca said...

I'm loving these photos of the autumn colors! Thanks!

Freckled Hen said...

It looks like a perfect place to hike, I love those colors. How strange to find a rooster in the woods!
Glad you are feeling better...

Brenda Kula said...

No, I haven't seen anything quite like him, but he's beautiful. Doesn't quite look like a chicken. Not sure what it is. What gorgeous scenery you have around there!
Brenda

Marci "Sorcha" Stewart said...

He is beautiful! Thanks for sharing this exquisite photo!

Blessings,
Marci

Jo said...

Sigh... this truly is my favourite time of year when nature is robed in her finest colours. Thank you for sharing such beautiful photographs and for introducing us to such a handsome fellow too!!
Hugs xxx

GardenofDaisies said...

Beautiful leaves!!! That rooster better get along home right quick, before he becomes the main course for a fox or coyote's supper.

The Painted Garden said...

Hi,

Oh my goodness - what a beautiful post on the fall colors and what a wonderful surprise to see the fabulous Rooster in the woods - his colors are just amazing and he is really dressed in fall colors.
Have a lovely day.
Blessings,
Erin

Donnie said...

Nature paints the most beautiful colors on her creatures. I love that palette. Looking forward to officially meeting you tomorrow.

Creative Carmelina said...

Hehehehe....Ha ha ha ha.....I loved every ounce of this post!

Life would not be right if you didn't have a camera in your hands woman! I adore your images each and every time I come here...you make me feel as though I went out for a hike myself to enjoy those gorgeous fall colours.....

but I didn't burn any extra calories! lol

gorgeous bird!

ciao bella

CREATIVE CARMELINA

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Gosh, he's gorgeous. You had sharp eyes to spot him. Your leaves have turned more than ours west of you.

See you tomorrow.
Sam

Dishesdone said...

Colorful bird! Blends in :) Gorgeous shots, beautiful place and such a beautiful time of the year!

Dianne said...

Beautiful fall and fowl colors!

Rhondi said...

What beautiful photos! I hope we'll see lots of color on the way to Penny's house tomorrow.
Can't wait to meet you!
Hugs, Rhondi

cynthialeedesigns said...

Beautiful Fall colors!! And A beautiful rooster too!!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

My goodness! Isn't he a handsome fellow!?! I imagine someone is really missing him. What a lovely place to hike...especially during autumn.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Beedeebabee said...

What a handsome guy he is! Yep...I think he got the memo!!! Gorgeous photos! Have a fun fall weekend! ;) Paulette xo

Happy@Home said...

What a fun surprise. I have never seen one quite like that, but he sure is dressed in a beautiful fall outfit.
Beautiful photos along your drive.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Beautiful photos. And that rooster is awesome, showing off his autumn colors.

PapaUhWowow said...

Could it be the "old red rooster" is in hiding? Maybe he heard "she'll be comin round the mountain" planning to have "chicken and dumplins". Surely you remember the other line of that song!

Penny said...

Had such a great time with you today. It is so special to meet fellow bloggers in person and have them be just as delightful as imagined.
Hugs,
Penny

Snappy Di said...

He's beautiful and so is Bluff! We don't have near that color here in Roanoke. Still waiting for it to arrive. *taps foot impatiently*

DI

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a beautiful place, and what a gorgeous rooster. He looks like the ones most people use for their paintings. Karen

Twyla and Lindsey said...

He's beautiful! I've never seen one like him either. All your pictures are gorgeous. Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

OH!! Your property is my dream land!!

Look at those treeeees, and the rooster? OH, marvelous surprise!

Thank you for the adventure to a land of turning trees I can only dream of. We get a few turning trees, but nothing like that....

That is storybook quality for me....

♥, Vanessa {A Fanciful Twist}

JEANNE said...

Hi Diane, I am so happy we were able to meet in person at Penny's. It was a wonderful gathering of blogging friends. I hope your trip home was a good one.
Hugs, Jeanne

Vee said...

Now that's pretty cool! I can not believe all that gorgeous foliage I'm seeing there. Wowser!

Farmhouse prims said...

Your pictures are gorgeous!! Looks like you ladies had an awesome time!!! My son hiked the entire appalachian trail and hasn't been the same since, it was a life changing experience!!!

Low Tide High Style said...

Beautiful photos, and that rooster is amazing! This makes me want to take a drive through the mountains to see the beautiful colors!

Kat :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What pretty autumn colors you found! My husband and I took a drive to Connecticut this weekedn to see pretty foliage. That rooster but be a rainbow brand ;-)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

That rooster looks stunning. How I would love one like that sitting on my table...I doubt they can even duplicate him! What an amazing shot you got of him!! All of your photo's were lovely!!
Hugs,
Mona

the fabled needle (jen) said...

gosh, it's beautiful! we don't get such lovely displays of autumn color here in los angeles!

Q said...

Wow! He is was a treat...I think he did get the memo...what a great looking bird
October is all about the leaves...gorgeous...
Sherry