Sunday, November 9, 2014

Autumn pics from the mountains of NC

I don’t often ‘repost’ photos but I keep mentioning the colorful rooster we saw a few years ago so I looked back at an old post to grab the photos.

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These were taken near Bluff, NC where we have some land.

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We stopped at Rocky Bluff Campground to have a picnic and saw this colorful character.

We kept looking…

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and looking…

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not quite believing our eyes!

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But he was decked in Autumn colors in 2010 and visiting the campground! heehee!

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday

Amaze me Monday and

Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday.

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We don’t see colors like this in Florida.

Have you ever seen Fall camo this good?

48 comments:

ann said...

We do not have the old growth deciduous forests that you have back east, so our fall colors are rather mundane; however, garden centers have started selling more colorful trees and we are beginning to see those gorgeous red and oranges about town. I have always wanted to a trip eastward to see the old forests in color. Your photos feed that desire. And the rooster! What a fine specimen he is. Have a great week.

Denise said...

I don't know much about them.Is this common I wonder? Did You ever find anything out about it?You can tell I'm not from the country.Hugs-Denise

kathyinozarks said...

Good morning, I have never seen such a gorgeous handsome rooster before-is he a wild one do you know or domestic.

Susie said...

That chicken is gorgeous. LOL Prettier than a new hat, as mom would say. Our trees are all bare as are the fields more and more. It's starting to take a winter look. Is it too soon to count the days till spring? Blessings, xoxo,Susie

TexWisGirl said...

best fall camouflage i've ever seen! :)

Terri said...

Wow- he is colorful! Love the fall pics..very pretty.

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, oh my, that is incredible Fall camouflage. Such beauty, Blessings Francine.

Diane said...

Sure are fab colors!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So pretty! Glad you decided to share again! Happy Fall!

hugs,
Linda

Art and Sand said...

What a beautiful creature.

When we were in Kauai for Christmas 2012, we were surprised to see so many chickens - literally thousands - all colorful like your friend. But, when we were in Kauai this past summer we saw only a couple of birds. My daughter will be there again this Christmas and I wonder if she will see loads of chickens.

Mimi said...

What beautiful photos! That rooster almost looks like a pheasant with his gorgeous autumn colors. Most of our autumn foliage is gone and we are expecting snow and bitter cold this week, so thanks for sharing all the lovely eye-candy.

Kathy said...

That is amazing. I know there are all sorts of colorful breeds but don't think I have ever seen one with gray feathers.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Definitely worth the repost. :)
xo Laura

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

That is the prettiest rooster I've ever seen. xo

Simply by Laura said...

Beautiful Rooster! I've never seen one like that. Thank you for sharing again.

Laura

lindaakacraftygardener said...

Such vibrant colours on the rooster ... truly in his fall outfit.

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

He is gorgeous Diane and struttin' his stuff! He gets the award for most beautiful color!!

Blessings, Edie Marie

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

He's showing off with his autumnal colours isn't he?!! I hope he keeps safe! Take care x

Arlene Grimm said...

Very Pretty!!

Sara D.B. said...

Beautiful, beautiful colours!
You are so lucky to have land in such a wonderful area!
Hugs!!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Maybe he's a chameleon rooster that changes his feathers to match his seasonal surroundings! ;-)
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Diane.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

He matched the trees! Fun! :)

cucki said...

Aww so
Pretty
Happy fall xx

Pamela Gordon said...

That sure is a pretty rooster! He would blend right in with the fall colours for sure. I hope you have a wonderful week. Hugs. Pam

Beth said...

Beautiful color - both the leaves and the rooster!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

The colors are stunning. We just don't get a lot of the beautiful fall colors here, so thank you for sharing yours.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Wow...he's beautiful!

Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...

Blessings,
Cindy

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I've never seen such a colorful rooster such as this! he is magnificent!

Jane and Chris said...

That rooster is really handsome! Was he on a farm?
Jane x

Carla from The River said...

That is such a fun story. And the rooster is beautiful!
Thank you for sharing.
Carla

cynthia lee designs said...

Beautiful rooster!!
~Cindy

Debby said...

I wondered if he was a pheasant. He's a beauty. Was he just a wild thing. Hah, rember that song. Wild thing, you make my heart sing.. i need to go to bed, hah.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'm loving the seasonal changes here in Oregon. Not many of those in FL, you're absolutely correct!

That is one amazing and beautiful Rooster!

NanaDiana said...

Wow- Those are amazing pictures, Diane. I did not see them before. Sometimes it is good to show those older pictures for those that misse them. xo Diana

Diane said...

Oh my, I have never seen such a colorful rooster, gorgeous colors!

doodles n daydreams said...

He is just the most handsome rooster, what a beauty.

Diana

Trace4J said...

Beautiful.
So glad you shared.
Happy Beautiful Brrr Monday!!
Warm Woolie Hugs

MarmePurl said...

Beautiful. The rooster and the land.

Cattails said...

Gorgeous photos. Wishing you a very nice Monday!

Cranberry Morning said...

So is that rooster real or fake? I really don't know, because I've seen a lot of beautiful chickens, but I know I've not seen all breeds of chicken. Whatever this one is, if he's real, I want one. LOL

Montanagirl said...

I have never seen such a colorful and beautiful rooster!! Great photos of him! He must have escaped from someone's farm?

Babs R said...

I can see why you were amazed. He is gorgeous and blends beautifully with the Fall foliage.

Donna said...

I don't think I have ever seen a more stunning rooster...and beautiful camo for fall indeed.

Donna said...

What an unexpected surprise! He is a beauty.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful Fall colors - thanks for sharing. Don't think I have ever see a rooster with that many colors.

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

I have never seen such a handsome rooster with colors so brilliant. That is really something and who doesn't love Fall colors?

Red Rose Alley said...

aahh, he is a beauty. His colors go perfectly with this Autumn season, and I'm still savoring every minute.

love,
~Sheri

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Oh my!!! hope he lived to see the next day!! YES! Lovely fall colors - what ever year it happens to be!