Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Our last pretty day? Update!

One more walk at Fletcher Park (last weekend) so hubby came along! The weather…she’s a changin’ here in the mountains!

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So we took advantage of a cloudy cool day to feed the ducks.

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Here they COME!!!

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And to walk on the trails.

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Notice the long sleeves today! lol

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I love seeing the last of the flowers!

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(red clover)

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(a trumpet vine)

Bittersweet is everywhere along the trail. It’s so beautiful for Fall decorating!

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I played with these 2 photos in Picmonkey.

Focal Black and white

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and Focal Zoom.

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These were taken on Saturday. The weather has officially changed! More on that to come!

UPDATE ~ a view of the mountains from the balcony this morning. (cropped)

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Have you altered any of your photos in Picmonkey?

It’s FUN!

32 comments:

Debbiedoo's said...

What a fabulous walk with such pretty nature and loved the ducks. Yes I love picmonkey:)

The Shop Around the Corner said...

How very beautiful and peaceful, Diane. I wanna go too. :)
Just wanted to stop by again today to tell you how thankful I am that you sent the apron my way. I'm having so much fun with it. I think the hardest part is listening to it as it chooses its next destination. Sooo many choices.
Hope the weather's cooperating today where you're at.
XOXO's,
Marcia

Cranberry Morning said...

What a nice way to spend the day! And isn't it just a joy to see those beautiful birds.

I went to Picmonkey for the first time the other day. So fun, and so nice not to have to go through a registration process and a lot of hassle just to get something done!

Jane and Chris said...

Oh, I DO love bittersweet.

Chatty Crone said...

You do have a very beautiful area right there girl! Glad you didn't get the storm. sandie

Kim K. said...

You do have a beautiful setting for walking. The wind is whipping up in West MI and the last of our pretty leaves are gone. Picmonkey is my favorite photo editor right now. Have fun playing.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I really like the picture of you in front of the bridge.

Vee said...

Beautiful photos...would you believe that we're about at the same point on the calendar as far as color and leaves and temperature? That's going to change, I'm sure. Yes, I do enjoy Picmonkey. It is fun, glad that you are playing and enjoying it, too.

Susie said...

Great pictures. You look very nice getting your picture taken.Smiles to you, Susie

NanaDiana said...

Beautiful outing. I cannot find bittersweet here at all anymore. It is my favorite Fall decoration and I mourn its lost to weedkiller along the roadsides. I hope you have a blessed day- xo Diana

Icy BC said...

Gorgeous view of the late, and beautiful photos!

Olive Cooper said...

Love the focal B&W shot and the mountains are lovely. I was there Sunday.

Elizabeth said...

The mountains are beautiful and they are calling my name!

maddyrose said...

Beautiful photos. I love all of the colors of Fall and I love what you did with Picmonkey. I haven't gotten around to using it yet but it does look like fun. I grew up surrounded by mountains and really miss them so thanks for sharing yours. Hugs

Susan said...

What an amazing day for a walk, but I can imagine the weather was changing. I did a photo in Picmonkey and loved playing--what a contrast in your two photos. XOXO

Della said...

I (STILL) haven't played with picmonkey but I sure do like what you did with the flowers! You are so pretty in the photo with the long sleeves. It's a perfect fall photo of you! The weather is a changin' here too. It's bright and sunny with clear blue skies, but so very cold for us already. I just turned the A/C off the day before yesterday!

Happy@Home said...

Sigh ~ such pretty pictures from your walk in the park. Love the ducks coming in for a landing. We had really hoped to get up into the mountains before the leaves all fell. Looks like it won't be happening, so I'll enjoy your photos instead.
I've heard a lot about Picmonkey, but haven't checked it out yet.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I missed my fall trip to the mountains this year. Maybe next year! Love your photos and now it's turned cool for sure. Love picmonkey and I need to play with my pics more...love yours. hugs, Linda

Kim said...

Beautiful pictures, the last one is the best!!
Kim

Laurie said...

I have never tried the altering thing but it looks like fun, such lovely photos, beautiful spot there

cucki said...

great pictures xxx

Donna said...

What a nice walk! Yes, the weather has decidedly turned cooler. Such fun with those pics. I've played with Picmonkey a little bit. There sure are some neat effects on there. And that is a spectacular panorama photo of the mountains!!!

The Adviser said...

Wow, the focal zoom picture is amazing and your husband looks like you. You must get that a lot. Well i think you will enjoy the post I just di at the blog party. Check it out when you get a chance entitled keeping promises.

The Boston Lady said...

I've never used pic monkey. But I love your first image from it. And that last shot of the mountains is just beautiful and serene. Ann

Shannon@A Cozy Place Called Home said...

That looks like a pretty and peaceful place to walk and enjoy the beauty of nature along the way. The ducks are cute and look well fed. Nice photos, especially the ones with you and the Mr. The mountains in the background look beautiful. I understand there is heavy snow in the higher elevations around here. Keep warm and take care, my friend. --------- Shannon

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Hi honey
Gosh I love your pictures. Their really pretty.
No I have not been on picmonkey long enough to play with anything.
Hope your doing well.
Love
Maggie

Sheila said...

Lovely fall pictures! The mountain view is spectacular. Hope that you weren't affected by the storm.

Ames said...

I triedto buy some bittersweet when I went on vcacation and never saw any. I love using it for decorations. I think we last saw bittersweet up by North Georgia.~Ames

Cheryl Kraynak said...

Beautiful the way autumn should be. I love bittersweet! You look beautiful too! Snazzy new pic, for sure!

Kadee @KadeeWillow said...

That reminds me of the forest preserve near us.... I so enjoy walking there! And I love the picmonkey photos!! I have kind of played around but not much yet. Your shots look great.. I especially like the focal one!

GrandmaK said...

Absolutely beautiful post!!!! WOW!! Cathy

jody said...

what a beautiful area for you to go too! love all the colors and wild life ect.. you do a great fall decorating job! lots of fun things. i really like your pictures and how you play with some of them.. is picmonkey and app? i cant seem to find it.. enjoy your time!!