Sunday, October 30, 2011

Fall in the Blue Ridge Mountains

We are always happy to get back to our condo here in the mountains of Western North Carolina to look out over our beloved mountains!

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Imagine our surprise when we walked onto the balcony this morning and saw THIS amazing view!

We went to the North Carolina Arboretum on the last warm day of Fall!

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It’s always a beautiful garden to walk through at any time of the year! (no enhancement on these photos!)

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I’m joining Mary at the dear little red house

for Mosaic Monday! Hope you’ll join us, too!

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Are the leaves all gone at your house?

They’re going FAST here!

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Come back next week

for a BIG GIVEAWAY!

I’ll have some ‘spending cash’

to GIVE AWAY!!!

45 comments:

Barbara F. said...

What gorgeous scenery!! And a rainbow!!!! Looking forward to the giveaway. Happy Halloween. xo

laurie said...

what a beautiful shot, thanks so much for sharing this,, thats a wow moment for sure!

Lilybets said...

Beautiful trees, I love them,nature in Malta isn't considered like a treasure,people cut trees and destroy lands to build and build blocks of apartments.I believe, in my heart that my life is not here,I can't be happy without nature and animals.

Lilybets said...

Beautiful trees, I love them,nature in Malta isn't considered like a treasure,people cut trees and destroy lands to build and build blocks of apartments.I believe, in my heart that my life is not here,I can't be happy without nature and animals.

quiltingnana said...

love the rainbow....your pictures certainly are beautiful

Marydon said...

It is such spectacular country down your way ... we have many time enjoyed autumn there. Enjoy your visit ...

We are buried in SNOW ...

BOO-T-ful Halloween wishes ~
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Cyndi said...

Beautiful photos as always! And yes, our leaves are falling like crazy. Probably within the next week or so, all the trees will be bare! :o(

XOXO,

Cyndi

It's me said...

Beautiful autumn !! please come and join my give away darling......love from me...xxx...

Ginger Zuck said...

Absolutely beautiful Diane. You are sooooooooooooooo lucky to live in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We still have some leaves, but not much! I really hate to see them go.:(

Kim K. said...

Our leaves are nearly gone. What beautiful pics.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

What a great picture! We had snow flurries yesterday morning...

michelle said...

What a gorgeous rainbow! That would be an amazing sight to see in the morning. :) The garden is gorgeous too with all the leaves, our leaves are almost all gone now but still some hanging on.
Enjoy your day!
xoxo

StitchinByTheLake said...

Your pictures are just stunning! I wish I were there to see it for myself. :) blessings, marlene

Ana said...

I do love Fall and all it's beautiful colors...Wonderful pictures...love, love, love the last one. What a beautiful place to visit. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy this gorgeous day.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Betsy said...

Beautiful pictures! We still have leaves, but it was very windy today and they're falling fast.

Donna said...

Gorgeous! The colors here are dismal. One of our worst fall seasons ever. You have to look long and hard for vibrant colors. We went out to take photos earlier today. I took ONE. Can you imagine? And it is nothing to write home about.

Ooooh, can't wait to see what kind of giveaway you're going to have!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Boy oh boy those are some fabulous Fall photos Diane. It is not looking as pretty here yet.

Sheila said...

The autumn views are lovely! I enjoyed your festival post. It would have been great to be there. Happy Hallowe"en!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Our leaves are so pretty around here! But we have not lost that many of them yet.

Debbie Geiger said...

wow wish I were there it is beautiful!!!

Debbie Geiger said...

wow wish I were there it is beautiful!!!

eileeninmd said...

You do have a lovely view of the mountains. Lovely capture of the rainbow! Beautiful photos, have a great week!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

What a glorious sight to see that beautiful rainbow in the sky! It added beauty to the already beautiful scenery around you. I never get tired seeing pictures of fall colors. The leaves here are pretty but not at their peak, yet. We usually are picking up leaves until the end of Nov. Hope you have a fantastic week, Diane!---------- Shannon

black eyed susans kitchen said...

How lovely the change of season is! Your mosaic is so warm and pretty.

Flora said...

Beautiful!

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

Beautiful trees!! What a beautiful rainbow. I am envious! We don't see such beautiful Autumn colors here.

Happy Monday
ps
You take absolutely stunning photos!

Vee said...

That rainbow is gorgeous and your mosaic is fine. I'm glad that you had the opportunity to see some amazing foliage this year even if it was kind of nippy!

Teagarden said...

How wonderful is that? Great photos!
Have a nice week,
Markus

Danice said...

Beautiful photos! I especially love Morning Surprise

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Beautiful! I grew up in the Smokies and I miss those gorgeous fall days! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

What a view! Mountains fascinate me and I always feel like something good is going to happen when I see a rainbow.

bj said...

Omygoodness, such beautiful colors. I love the mountains.
And, I love "spending cash" so you KNOW I'll be back...:)))

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Snoodles said...

Beautiful pictures! Was it windy where you were? We were at a wedding in Hendersonville and we were very happy to get indoors for the reception! LOL Thanks for showing the wonderful fall colors!

Attic Clutter said...

SO lovely (:)
and thanks on my scary gourd(:) hugs,Patty

Noah Stiles said...

This makes me so happy to find a "neighbor", especially from my "neck of the woods". I'm sure you know where Franklin is? That's where I was born and raised. I do so miss my mountains. Thank you for sharing those wonderful pictures that are imprinted in my mind. hugs, noah

Trace4J said...

Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing Friend!
I just love the mountains.
Hugs Trace

www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Gail said...

Stunning pics. Our leaves are blowing away faster now. Expect first snow this Thurs.

Nancy's Notes said...

I'm just in awe of the beauty that surrounds you! Oh my heavens, that rainbow photograph is beyond gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

68sesentera said...

OH, THIS PLACE IS MADE FOR GOD, I REALLY LIKE THE RED TREE. WHAT SPECTACULAR COLORS.
GREETINGS,
KATY

Annalisa said...

I love these photos, love the leaves colours, something I cannot really see here in Sardinia...Beautiful landscapes!
Annalisa

Southwest Arkie said...

Your "morning surprise" shot just made my day- so gorgeous.

Lorrie said...

Gorgeous views all around. Isn't the world a marvelous place?

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Becca said...

This is so beautiful, sadly, here in the desert we don't get the pretty leaves anyway, but it has turned cold!