Thursday, October 28, 2010

Take a HIKE !

It’s such a beautiful time of year to hike!

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We enjoyed an afternoon at the North Carolina Arboretum….

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but instead of walking through the gardens….

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or viewing the Bonsai trees…

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or even seeing the special exhibits….

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we took off on the trails !

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Did I mention I’ve lost some weight? (maybe I shouldn’t be stopping people at the grocery store to tell them…do you think? heehee) I’ve lost 16 pounds now and I have so much more energy! (I also have a phone hooked on my waistband! lol )

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I still can’t keep up with my sweet hubby though!

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We hiked for over 2 hours in the most glorious weather…

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with the beautiful Autumn leaves swirling around us!

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We are at ‘peak’ here in the mountains of North Carolina and it’s beautiful everywhere you look!

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Have you taken a hike lately? It’s invigorating!

23 comments:

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

I love hiking and I have not hiked at the arboretum yet. We usually hike in Dupont forest...

Hugs,
Penny

Vee said...

No more hikes now that hunting season has arrived. It's scary out there. It sure is pretty in your corner, though. Congrats on the weight loss and the energy gain!

Diane said...

Yes, you make me want to hike--I love these photos, and big, big congratulations on your weight loss!

Becky said...

Oh it is a gorgeous time of year for walks and hicking Diane.Lovely scenery to be seen.

Becky said...

Hiking I ment LOL

cynthialeedesigns said...

What a beautiful place to hike!! I haven't gone hiking in a few years now that I have knee promblems...I sure miss it. We have 2 wonderful parks near here with great hiking trails, but the only walking I'm allowed to do is on an air-cushioned treadmill...and the scenery just isn't as pretty!! LOL...
~Cindy~

She'sSewPretty said...

Good for you Diane! I've been hiking too. We were lucky enough to move next to a few trails. One is a beautiful creek side trail. The trees here haven't starting changing colors yet. I'm looking forward to that! Your hike is gorgeous!!

Ruth Welter said...

Hi LD, congrats on those 16 lbs, that is awesome. Fall is such a pretty time of year and your photos are so beautiful.

Ruth

Happy@Home said...

I haven't hiked lately, but would like to. I would especially like to if it were in a gorgeous location like your hike. Wow, great pictures.
Congratulations on your weight loss. May I just say ~ you look mahhhvelous.

Boo-Bah said...

What wonderful pictures. The colors are beautiful.

Happy hiking
Iris

Dianne said...

Gorgeous! The post and you...

Brenda Kula said...

The views around there are just glorious. And thus are the photos you take! Congratulations on losing weight. I've lost a little bit. Like to lose more. Oh, to be able to see those turning leaves!
Brenda

Quilting Krazy said...

THANK YOU! I just love the pictures you have shared. I still am amazed of the vibrant colors of NC in the fall.
I haven't been able to take pictures yet so I hope you don't mind, but I put a link to your blog on mine to share with my followers so they too can see the wonderful colors. If you would prefer I don't please let me know and I will take it down immediately.
Thanks
Lisa
aka quiltingkrazy

koralee said...

Such a blessing and a gift to be able to enjoy the beauty...especially with you sweet husband..life has many many gifts doesn't it?

Weekend hugs...it is almost here. xoxoxo

Melissa Miller said...

Wow! How gorgeous is this view. I need to head over to the other part of our state. We are in coastal NC. Beautiful!

Thank you for coming by my blog for a sweet visit. You're always welcome anytime. It's nice to meet you!

Happy fall blessings to you and yours. Warmly, ~Melissa :)

Melissa Miller said...

Congrats on the weight loss. Woohoo! I've lost 48 pounds recently. I'm thrilled! :)

Donnie said...

That trail looks so great. Miss the colors down here in Florida. It has been hot and humid but did get some rain today. The plants really are needing it. Congrats on your weight loss. I thought you looked great anyway but I'm sure you feel better. Have a great day.

Kathleen said...

Magnificent color! And great about the lbs!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

What a wonderful place to go hiking, the Autumn leaves are amazing.
Congratulations on your weight loss, walking is so good for that isn't it.

Happy Friday
Hugs
Carolyn

Deb said...

What beautiful fall colours. Quite stunning. I hiked up a mountain at the beach last weekend...photos on my blog! Quite the contrast to your gorgeous oranges, reds and yellows.

Congrats on the weight loss too :-)

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Diane,
What a wonderful place to hike. It is very envigorating! What awesome colors to view at this time of year!!
Congrats on the 16 pounds. You look wonderful. I too just lost 15 pounds and feel terrific. I work out each day on an air stepper, plus walk Miss B.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Dishesdone said...

Looks like a great hike! Congrats on the weight loss! Terrific! Although for me, all that hiking would make me hungry :)

Stray Stitches said...

Thanks for taking us on your hike! The colors were beautiful. We visited the NC arboretum in the spring just as the rhodies were putting on buds (no flowers yet). You live in a absolutely beautiful area of the country - one we really enjoy visiting. Of course, it helps that the people are all so very nice!