Friday, November 1, 2013

Maple Trees in all of their Glory

We drove to the NC Arboretum one afternoon to walk through the gardens.

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I have taken so many photos that I’ll never have time to share them all so these are going to be untouched, right out of the camera. I won’t even take the time to crop them.

You can drive right in with us….

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do you have your seatbelt on?

OK….we’ll park in the parking lot!

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Let’s check the temps to see if we need a jacket!

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Ahhh….PERFECT!

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Oh, and we’ll walk up on the bank and meet a visiting artist.

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Sally Christiansen from Venice, Florida was painting with chalk. OH MY! Her art is breathtaking and she was delightful!

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The Fall colors seem to be improving every day that we’re here. I took my camera and pointed it up into the spectacular color! 

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~~Happy November~~

37 comments:

Joyce Mayer said...

Hi Miss Lavender Dreams,

Happy November. Thank you for the bee-u-tee-ful pictures.

Hugs
Prudence ♥

Stacey said...

I think seeing trees like that would just be dreamy!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

That was fun and Happy November to you too my friend~

Susie said...

Beautiful , colorful photos. I love seeing artist doing their work. Keep enjoying your great trip. xoxo,Susie

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Gorgeous colours and weather for the start of a new month.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

The arboretum is beautiful any time of the year, but breathtaking right now. How fun that you got to meet an artist.

Kathy said...

Now that November is officially here we can no longer deny the cozy season is upon us!

Stephanie said...

Stunning photos and I felt like I was right there with you :) Thank you for sharing and have a lovely weekend. Hugs!

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for sharing those beautiful Fall pics of N.C. I was hoping to make it there this weekend but looks like we have to wait a few weeks, all the color will be gone but it is always wonderful whenever we do get to the Mts.

Ann said...

Gorgeous maples. I have taken so many pictures of the trees this fall too.
ann

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So pretty! I hope it hangs around for a few more days! I'll be in NC Sunday!!

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

Looks like heaven to me.

Montanagirl said...

Happy November to you!! LOVE your fall color photos. Those trees are spectacular.

Catherine Holman said...

Beautiful! It's my favorite time of year!

Cranberry Morning said...

Don't you just love the brilliant colors of fall - including that bright blue sky!

Red Rose Alley said...

Diane,
Look at those trees! Oh, this place is magical, and it displays all the colors of this glorious season. The artist is very talented.

I wanted to answer your question about my sweater....when I bought the sweater, I thought it was a Fox, and I love Foxes, but then my son told me it was a RACCOON! Oh well, I think it's sweet anyways. And you should see the other side - the raccoon's tail is on the back.

Have a nice weekend, my friend.

Love,
~Sheri

TexWisGirl said...

gorgeous! i admire folks who paint live. i tried it when i was in high school but didn't stick with it.

Vee said...

O beautiful color! Perfect orange. I love chasing autumn all over.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

The fall colors are stunning!!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Gorgeous fall colors where you are! Have a beautiful day!

cucki said...

Happy November dear...
Such beautiful pictures..
Hugs x

Grandma Kc said...

Definitely not what you see in southern California. Thank you so much for sharing all the maples.

Happy@Home said...

Enjoyed tagging along with you. The trees are beautiful.
Welcome back to NC.

Linda H said...

Beautiful!!! The maples are my favorites in the fall! Such wonderful color!

JG said...

What gorgeous Maples - bursting with color! Our Flaming & Burning Bushes in MA are now bright shades of red. Autumn is a beautiful time.
~Judy

Lynnie @ Vintage Gal Style said...

Hi Diane,

I've haven't been around lately because of my blog redesign but looks like you have been having a great time. Love the fall maples, how lovely to be amongst them. You lucky gal.

Hugs, Lynnie

Perfectly Printed said...

Aren't the fall colors amazing? What a fun trip!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Gorgeous color. Thank you for taking us along. Our color is amazing right now. I think the wind and rain are going to start an avalanche of raking soon though.

Draffin Bears said...

Happy November to you Diane and thanks for taking us along on your drive. The Maple trees are so beautiful - love all the rich and golden colours.
Enjoy the weekend
hugs
Carolyn

LindyLou Mac said...

What simply beautiful fall colours. I am adding you to the blogroll on my new blog Travel Tales so that I get reminded to call by here more often, which I have not down often enough now news From Italy is no more. :(

Crafy Lady said...

What beautiful Pictures, I love the Fall for this very reason, the changing of colors on the trees. Beautiful.
Have a wonderful day.
Barbara
Onecraftylady08

Donna said...

Thank you for taking us along! The colors are spectacular!

Jeanne said...

LOOKS LIKE A BEAUTIFUL DAY!

Margaret said...

Thanks for a beautiful tour! I am also reading your past posts and just enjoying your blog so much! Your blog is awesome!Have a wonderful weekend! Maggie/Maggie's Lil' Fixins

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Awesomely beautiful!!

Betty Luckhurst said...

Wonderful colors! I miss them so much.

Cameron said...

Oh my! Those gorgeous trees make me swoon! Southern California is not known for spectacular foliage
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