Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Put on your dancing shoes? Or hiking boots!

We hiked a well maintained trail in our Asics!

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Oh how we love the mountain trails at the NC Arboretum.

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And what was in full bloom?

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The Mountain Laurel!

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It was gorgeous!

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The trail winds around Bent Creek and it was so clear, we could see fish swimming!

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Looks like a handsome man ahead…

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probably leaving me behind!

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(I didn’t put frames and spend a lot of time altering these photos because we have a slower connection here at our condo. It really was this beautiful!)

Mountain Laurel up close!

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Hope you enjoyed our hike!

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So which would you rather do?

Dance or Hike?

30 comments:

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

How about dance while you're hiking down the trail? Looks beautiful there and don't you look cute.

boopnut said...

Not sure which I would rather do, dance or hike, but I do say I love the scenery and the mountain laurel!

Stacey said...

I would love to go hiking out there! So beautiful. :)

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

If I'm enjoying scenery like this then hiking!! Beautiful photos!!

creativedawn said...

I enjoy both...and really enjoyed the pictures of your hike! Awesome beautiful there!!!

pam

Musings from Kim K. said...

What gorgeous scenery. What a lovely way to get some exercise. I really hope the girls enjoy hiking this summer when we go out West.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love to go to the mountains when the laurel is blooming! Gorgeous!

hugs,
Linda

Joy H said...

Wow out hiking! I am impressed, and it looks beautiful there too :)

TexWisGirl said...

sure is gorgeous!

Laurie said...

such beautiful calming photos, you look lovely in the woods, I'm catching up with all my friends,

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Hmmm. How about dancing at the end of the hike? Looks like a beautiful trail!

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi, thanks so much for that mountain hike tour. I would love to hike in the mountains, it is so different from where I live and it is so pretty there.
Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

PatC - All is Bright said...

Both! Beautiful pictures. Glad your having a wonderful time.

hugs,
Pat

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

You all are always hiking in the most beautiful places!!

Desi said...

If I've got my walkman playing disco music while I'm hiking, I'm probably doing a little dancing while I'm waling! lol :) We've got to get out there and check out the place! Looks like fun.

Cottage and Broome said...

I'd rather hike any day, I love to be out in nature. Looks like you picked a beautiful place to hike! Laura

Susie said...

I have never seen mountain laurel...it's beautiful. I like hiking too. But I am lucky to get a walk in . :):)xoxo,Susie

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i wish i knew how to dance .. so i would say "let's go hiking"... so fun! ( :

Olive said...

Hiking but not for a long one. Once in Waynesville, N.C. we were camping and I was up early cooking and our neighbor campers came back from an early hike and asked me how I could cook and hike and get it all done so early. It was easy I left off the hike.

NanaDiana said...

Wow-Beautiful trail! I miss Mountain laurel. We don't have any here but had a lot of it in PA. The scent is heavenly, isn't it?

Since my ankle has been giving me fits I guess I would have to be a wallflower at a dance- xo Diana

Chris Loehmer Kincaid said...

This is how life is - sometimes you have to hike and sometimes you have to dance. Me? I always rather dance, hands down, I rather dance!

BECKY said...

Hmmm, I cannot choose! I'd just have to hike part of the way and dance the other! :)

The Boston Lady said...

Hike! I have no sense of timing for dancing and I prefer to be outside. Especially in NC! Love that state! Ann

Catherine Holman said...

I'd have to say "hike". We'll be hiking in Colorado on our vacation this year.

cynthia lee designs said...

Beautiful photos!!
I love hiking, but I really love dancing in the living room with my little grandson.
hugs,
Cindy

Perfectly Printed said...

Wow! What a lovely place to visit!! So peaceful!!

Trace4J said...

Both!
I could dance right through that lovely trail.
How great is our creator.
Woolie Joy

debra @ HOMESPUN said...

The mountain laurel reminds me of hiking in the woods with my mom as a kid in PA

Love all your pics but that one of the tall trees with the sun shining through the circle at the top is just exquisite ! :)

Donna said...

That was a grand hike, and I don't even feel winded!

Blackberry Lane (Mildred) said...

I love mountain laurel. It grew beside the creek at our last home right around mother's day.
Wishing you a nice Sunday.