Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Pumpkin Moon

We walked out on the balcony to watch this spectacular sunset last night.

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We love to sit in our glider and watch it change right before our eyes.

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The beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains take your breath away. Mt. Pisgah, tallest mountain in center.

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Reflected in the French doors on the balcony.

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And then at around 10 pm, we walked out on the balcony to see the ‘pumpkin moon’.

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(that’s not an official name, we just called it that)

Have a fabulous weekend filled with beauty.

39 comments:

Diane said...

Wonderful!! Isn't Pumpkin Moon a Tasha Tudor book? I'll look that up.

Diane said...

I just checked-- It's "Pumpkin Moonshine." I was close.

Vee said...

Pumpkin Moon Waxing...LOL! Well that's a fine name. I wonder what it really is...oh in two out of three years it is the Harvest Moon or sometimes the Corn Moon, according to the Farmer's Almanac.

Now is it cool out there in the evenings? Do you need a sweater? It looks so beautiful that I'd very much enjoy that time of day.

Noelle the dreamer said...

Official or not, very apt Diane!
I can see why you like the Blue Mountains.
Great photos, thanks for sharing!

kathyinozarks said...

oh wow! what an awesome view-that make a gorgeous painting too

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Such a beautiful photo. I'd almost give up my lake sunset for that. Almost!! xo

TexWisGirl said...

how pretty!

Linda H said...

Oh what beautiful views. I'd never get any work done at all if I had that vista to enjoy every day! lol

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Pumpkin moonshine, how wonderful and gorgeous. Great photos! Oh I am ready for a mountain trip and a beach trip! LOL!
hugs,
Linda

Laurie M said...

beautiful, so tranquil,,,

ann said...

Harvest Moon, perhaps, but I think that is the full moon. None the less such a beautiful view. It must be very relaxing to sit and watch night fall. We used to see beautiful sunsets, but then houses across the way began to pop up blocking our view of the Rocky Mountains. Wonderful photos, Diane.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

WOW! Gorgeous!!!

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

I love to look at sunsets, no two are ever the same. Your view was spectacular and to capture the 'pumpkin' moon as well makes the perfect evening. Have a wonderful weekend xx

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Breathtaking, my friend. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. xo Laura

Jeanne said...

That's a beautiful place to be this time of year. Love sunsets in the Appalachians.

Sam I Am...... said...

Absolutely beautiful! You are so sweet to share your beauty with us and we don't even have ot pay any condo fees! LOL! (Now don't go getting any ideas)
Are you still in the Good Reads book club? I just joined but it doesn't look like it's going anymore...is it? Do you know?
Have a wonderful weekend in NC!

Montanagirl said...

Oh my - your sunset photos are fabulous - and the moon photo is so pretty too!

Carola Bartz said...

What a beautiful sunset! We had a pretty spectacular one last evening as well, with shades from pink to purple. Simply stunning. I love the name you gave the beautiful moon - very fitting.

Deborah Montgomery said...

Beautiful sunset and moon. What a lovely view you have! I would enjoy sitting on that glider and just watching the sky and mountains every evening!

Barbara F. said...

Great photos, Diane. I saw that moon on Thursday, a real crescent shape.

Shug said...

Truly a gorgeous canvas! God painted one here as well...the sky was absolutely stunning last evening...
Blue Ridge Mountains are calling my name!!

Enjoy this Holiday weekend..

Donna said...

Beautiful!

doodles n daydreams said...

Very pretty colours in that sunset. I wonder what gives the moon that lovely orange colour?

Diana

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I'd love to have a glider to sit on and I'd love to have this view. Lucky you, but at least you shared the beauty with us.

bj said...

ahhh, how beautiful this is...just breathtaking.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Gorgeous! Simply gorgeous.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

That looks more like a painting than a picture!! I so envy you, still hot here at home...You will have a to stay in the cool mountains a few more weeks!!

Carol

cynthia lee designs said...

Beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains!! Beautiful Sunset!!
hugs,
Cindy

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Beautiful pictures. We had the most gorgeous sunset here in Lake Tahoe last night too.

Doreen@househoneys said...

Sunsets are my favorite time of day.

Btw, we will be in Florida this winter for sure!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

What a view...yes, takes one's breath away.

I like your moon name ! :) Gorgeous photo.

MarmePurl said...

STUNNING!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous sunset! I love watching sunsets also although you have a much nicer view. That's cute how you call it a pumpkin moon. It fits.

Empty Nester said...

I haven't been to Pisgah in AGES! We used to go camping in the mountains when I was growing up and I loved the scenery on the parkway. Gorgeous pix! Thanks for sharing and for bringing up fond memories.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Those blues are so rich and in different shades!! Beautiful view!! You have the best of both worlds of the mountains and the ocean!

Nancy Reinke said...

Breathtaking photos, Diane. I just love seeing mountains, and the Blue Ridge Mountains are spectacular (though I've never seen them in person). Thanks for leaving the nice comment on my blog. Hugs, Nancy

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh wow, these are incredible sunsets, Diane. And how cool is that pumpkin moon? It reminds me that Fall is on its way. :~) It's nice that you got to stay up til 10:00 to see this. I'd be starting to nod off by then hehe.

love,
~Sheri

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Diane, wow what gorgeous shots of the mountains! It is so beautiful and I love the moon shot too. Take care and thanks for sharing.
Julie

Diane Writes said...

What a beauty! Perfect way to end a long day. You really have a great home namemate!