Thursday, October 27, 2011

I woke up in a new world this morning!

My Dad used to tease me and say that I woke up in a new world every day! I think it had a little hidden meaning! heehee!

But today I DID wake up in a different part of the country!

We traveled to the mountains of Western North Carolina to enjoy the last of the pretty Fall leaves and the cool weather!

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Our first stop this morning was a drive over to our house.

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We’ve moved into a condo

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but we still own a house here, too.

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Let’s walk around back….

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This is a huge Butternut tree!

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And a pretty maple out by the shed.

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I walked all around taking photos in the cool morning temps!

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We even saw a hawk when we drove into the driveway but I missed that pic!

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Then we went to our favorite restaurant, Papa’s and Beer!

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Now it’s time to read my emails…again…

and spend a little time visiting!

Give me a few days to get caught up!

Remember…I woke up in a new world today!

Do you think he meant that as a compliment?

I sure do miss my Dad…especially in the Fall!

Enjoy your day!

42 comments:

Ginger Zuck said...

I love your new world Diane. You property and house is just beautiful. I love North Carolina in the fall! I would take it as a compliment!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

What awesome Fall scenery Diane! I just love the grounds. Food looked good too, what a happy waitress.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh the leaves on the trees are just beautiful!! Fall is such a great time of year. That food looks awesome!! Sounds like you are having a really blessed trip!!

Stray Stitches said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful fall photos. We don't get much of the changing colors here.

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

Welcome back! The colors are still beautiful here!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

NC is gorgeous. I wonder what your dad meant by that comment.... ;P

Susanne said...

NC is one of the prettiest states all year round. My husband's cousin use to live in the western part of the state on a hillside, overlooking the beautiful mountains. God is the ultimate artist. His creation of the leaves in fall are awesome!

Tina said...

Your new world is wonderful!

Smiles.

Cindy said...

Beautiful photos of beautiful trees!

laurie said...

wow, beautiful photos and I love that saying,, waking up each day in a new world,,you have a beautiful home, i also like that new header,, enjoy that new day!

Della said...

Another beautiful place! Your trees are quite spectacular! Enjoy your visit, and your lovely surroundings :D
Big Hugs my sweet friend!

Denise said...

Oh so lovely!I would never want to leave.That was so sweet of your Dad,I think He might have meant you have a wonderful outlook on life,which I can see you sure do :)

Kim K. said...

Gorgeous color. Happy Fall!!!
Even happier memories!!

Barbara F. said...

I think it just means that you are very creative and imaginative! Love the tour, you live in a beautiful part of our country. xo

BECKY said...

Love your photos. What a beautiful area. Fall is my favorite season, too. I just posted a few pictures of fallen leaves I picked up on a walk in my neighborhood. I need to get out SOON with my camera and take some photos. Our trees are all the colors you have, too! Just gorgeous. Oh..and I think we ALL wake up in a new world everyday!

Cyndi said...

New or not, it sure is a beautiful world! Thanks for sharing!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful fall leaves. I think photos are the only way I will see them this year!

Dianne said...

Glad you made it safely! Lovely fall leaves!

Screaming Sardine said...

Gorgeous photos, Diane! I love that part of the country, especially during autumn.

Cheers,
Tracy Screaming Sardine

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

My eyes are still going from those amazing looking dishes she is holding, oh yum, and the beautiful color of the trees.

Hmmmm sounds like a really good visit.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Wow! Such gorgeous fall colors. I'm glad you got to go back to take some great pics to share with us! Thanks and enjoy your stay!!!

KAT said...

You must enjoy all the freedom ..travels to many beautiful places and lots of homes to stay at. the trees leaves are wonderful to see. I love the sound of the wind blowing around in the trees sounds like a waterfall.

- KAT -

Vee said...

Love your sense of humor and I think you got it from your dad. It certainly is beautiful there! Glad that you were able to get back and enjoy some autumn.

Shelley said...

Just beautiful....you are so very blessed...but,I bet you know that :)
I only wish we had such beauty in the woods here.....blessings dear Diane.

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous fall colors!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

What a lovely place to live. Thanks for letting us see!

missing moments said...

Beautiful fall foliage!

missing moments said...

Beautiful fall foliage!

Linda said...

What beautiful Fall colors!! I am still waiting for my trees to change color...they are taking their time!

Flora said...

Beautiful Pictures... Enjoy them as we have BROWN here now...just waiting for it to turn white:(

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

My what beautiful colors your world has. It just doesn't get much prettier than that. I think the creator was so loving to give us beautiful things to enjoy in each season. It seems our colors were slow turning but we now have beautiful golden color in our backyard with a little orange coming along. Enjoy all the fall beauty!------ Shannon

Donna said...

Pretty fall colors! They sure are drab here, drats! Enjoy your "visit" to your NC hideaway!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I love the trees this time of year. I visited NC many years ago and I'd love to go back - especially in the autumn. Enjoy your mini vacation and "other" world.

Made In The South said...

What great pictures, thanks for sharing fall in your part of the country.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh gorgeous, I can almost smell the crisp fresh air...Girlfriend what are you doing with a condo and a house...lucky girl!

Carol

Vicki said...

Enjoy the fall weather and foliage!

It's Just Dottie said...

I woke in a new world today. I had the flu and today I feel like me!!!
Smiles, Dottie

nancy huggins said...

Wow..what awesone pictures and such wonderful color. I wish I could wake up in a new world once in a while...yours is awesome. I do think your Dad meant it as a compliment. I wish my Dad was still here too. I often wonder if he would like where I am living now..I miss him too.
Enjoy your time in your new world while you can :)

Cindy said...

What a beautiful new world to wake up to...gorgeous scenery! I never tire of seeing the autumn colors around the country. Congrats on your new place and thanks for sharing!
Cindy

Kasia said...

Oh look at all the beautiful colors and fun youre having! :D Lovely!

Hugs,

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

And here I thought you were safe and sound in Florida living right on the beach! I am sort of lost. And it is probably my own fault. I have a terrible time getting around!
so..I was wondering, since I LOVE houses..when do we get to peek inside?? :)
Does it snow there? I know very little about that part of the country. I did live in northern Florida...so know a bit about that state...but...that's about it.
And Maine, but very little about there either.
Did you move?? I mean away from the beach?? Goodness...you wouldn't do that would you?
:)
Hugs,
Mona

Joanne said...

What a beautiful place! What a sweet memory of your Dad!
Blessings, Joanne