Sunday, August 3, 2014

Mountain Photos

Some photos you just can NOT improve on!

I took these to picmonkey but I decided to add the drop shadow frame without making ANY changes!

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(afternoon photo when we arrived)

Straight out of the camera!

Exactly what I saw standing on my balcony here in the mountains of NC.

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(sunset the first night)

The beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina.

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And a couple of my friends asked if it would be cooler up here than in Florida.

It was 71 when we got here and 91 in Florida at the same time in the afternoon.

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Nice and cool, green and lush!

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We had a beautiful trip and I missed a few days of blogging.

What did I miss?

48 comments:

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, stunning pictures, so so beautiful, Francine.

Stacey said...

How beautiful! They remind me of pictures of Europe. Soak it all in. :)

Diane said...

So pretty! Wish I had views like that. I don't think you missed too much. Blogland has been kinda quiet for a few days.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

These are gorgeous, Diane. I love the mountains of western North Carolina. So happy that you had a safe trip and are enjoying some cooler weather. xo Laura

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Beautiful views!!
We were home in St. Augustine the last week of July and the humidity and the heat killed us. Just standing outside for pictures - you sweat and feel miserable. was thrilled to come home to Atlanta.
I love "home" - in the fall, winter and spring!!

boopnut said...

I love that sunset. Your photos make me want to be there!
Deb

Linda Walker said...

Really beautiful photos and clearly a case of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." As you know I love sunsets and yours is gorgeous! Glad you had a nice trip!
Linda
Sewwhat!

PatC - All is Bright said...

So very beautiful my friend. You take such awesome photos.

Hugs
Pat

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

ALL beautiful but that first one almost looks like a painting; the colors are so brilliant

enjoy ! :)

TexWisGirl said...

fabulous views!

Susie said...

You are so right...who could improve a photo like that. They are all awe inspiring. Beautiful...you need to be making cards from them. Wow. Have fun and let me know if you go hiking. xoxo,Susie

Laurie M said...

you are so correct. there is just no messin with Mother Nature, beautiful photos,

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

We have been having a little cooler weather here. Glad the sun is shining today. Pretty pictures.

Jeannie Marie said...

We go to NC fairly often, from Ohio we did get to travel through the mountains and they are breathtaking! Driving up from Florida along the coast is lovely too.

Noelle the dreamer said...

Beautiful shots showcasing His gifts to us!
Thanks for sharing and enjoy NC!

Kathy said...

That sunset is stunning and ahhhh, the cooler weather.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Just beautiful Diane! I envy you the chance to live in the mountains and at the beach during the year. Enjoy it sweet sis!
hugs,
Linda

Donna said...

Beautiful! You're smart to be heading to the mountains for some cooler weather!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful views of the mountains! The 71 is much better than a hot humid 91.. But, you could be used to those hot days! Our summer seems pretty cool this year.. enjoy your new week ahead!

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

There are times when the camera just gets what you want to achieve and there is no improvement! Fantastic shots! The sunset is beautiful xx

Poppy said...

Gorgeous photos, Diane, of such natural beauty, that indeed, needs no touch ups or tweaks! Beautiful!!

Have a lovely week, my friend!

Hugs,
Poppy

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

Your photos are wonderful - must be lovely looking out the window at that view.
Happy new week
hugs
Carolyn

Vee said...

How spectacular! You didn't miss a thing.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Gorgeous pictures and beautiful views!! Have a wonderful week!! xo Holly

Pondside said...

Those photos are beautiful!
It must be such a relief to be out of the intense heat. I just can't imagine it!

Carol Z said...

Fabulous view. It must be so nice to enjoy the air and coolness in the mountains. Wishes for a wonderful week.

Karen Ann said...

Stunning views, WOW!

Now I have an unrelated question... how do you divide your time between the two homes.. do you do it seasonaly, on a whim, every few weeks or months? Just curious. We talk about a second home but haven't managed to find an affordable spot that we like yet.

Anastasia Fedorova said...

Wow! What a beautiful view! I love mountains a lot! Really nice pictures! :)

Rose Hascall said...

Beautiful!

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Diane, wow how beautiful it is in North Carolina and the weather sounds perfect. You photos are beautiful. Thanks so much for your sweet comment you left about me on Susan's blog about the spotlight series! You are such a sweetie. Enjoy your time there.
Julie

Musings from Kim K. said...

Gorgeous pictures. No enhancing needed. Enjoy ghat cooler weather.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Wow, stunning scenery Diane. You didn't miss anything from me, I've been on vacation and a lazy blogger of late.

cynthia lee designs said...

Beautiful mountains!! Pretty sunset too!!
~Cindy

The Polka Dot Closet said...

You have no idea how jealous I am!!! My air went out last Thursday, getting a new one tomorrow...I am dying! Oh breath some of that nice cool air in for me!

Carol

Carola Bartz said...

I'm glad that you did not "improve" these beautiful photos. The mountains and the blue hues are so pretty!

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful pictures!

Doreen@househoneys said...

You're right Diane, it would be hard to improve those photos! That sunset is breathtaking! It's my favorite time of day :).

A wondering star said...

Your pictures are wonderful!

Eva Jorunn
Norway

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

It s the most amazing vista Diane.
I love the sunset too.
Take care
hugs
Shane

cucki said...

Wow so beautiful xxx

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Wonderful land scape.....amazing sky.....great photos!
Thanks for sharing....

Ruby

Jill said...

Looks like just a beautiful spot!

Bety said...

I love sunsets and early morning! Took some great pictures of a very beautiful place!

Red Rose Alley said...

I can see why you didn't need to touch up these pictures. They are stunning, especially the first one. So green with such blue skies. :~)

~Sheri

Shirley said...

I think the scenery and the time away were well worth whatever you may have missed in the blogosphere! Love the sunsets.

Debby Ray said...

Breathtaking photos, Diane! You were almost in my neck of the woods I see! Those are the best kind of photos....the ones where our Creator has already done all of the editing that was needed :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love that beautiful orange sunset, Diane! You have a beautiful view from your balcony. Glad you are enjoying cooler weather now!

Maria Brittis said...

Great Project for me! I am a big animal lover and loved to sew.
your photos are so great

Hugs Maria