Sunday, September 13, 2015

The Mountains of NC!

It’s a beautiful time of the year to spend in the mountains of North Carolina. The air is dry and cool and the mountains are majestic.

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(photo straight out of the camera!)

These were all taken from our balcony. One of the first things I did when we got here is clean the balcony furniture and load the glider with throws and pillows. I’ll spend a lot of time on the balcony with my camera close by. (we both sat out there and read our Miss Marple mysteries yesterday afternoon)

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I’m joining Beautiful Sunday and

Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday.

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(zooming in on Mt. Pisgah)

I hope you have a beautiful weekend! We’ll be out and about enjoying our time here. I’ll be on the computer a little less but I’m anxious to keep up with your news too.

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So how are you?

What’s new with you?

48 comments:

Inger said...

I have always wanted to see those mountains and Asheville. Thank you for sharing these gorgeous photos. You captured that mist that always seem to surround them. Blue mist, so lovely.

Arlene said...

Beautiful....we are going to Brevard in a few weeks and I cannot wait.

ann said...

What a view. Such a difference between Florida and NC. Enjoy.

Susie said...

Diane, You truly have the best of both worlds. Your wonderful home and weather in Florida and all these great mountain views in N.C. Hope it a relaxing fun time. I am going to go see Emma and her mom(Liz) today. They maybe having Layla over too. Fun time. Blessings, xoxo, Susie
p.s. Emma made Middle School cheerleading. :):)

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Enjoy your stay in the mountains, such gorgeous scenery, can't blame you for sitting on the balcony.

Catherine Holman said...

What a beautiful view! Have a wonderful day my friend!

Stacey said...

I haven't been to the Smoky Mountains since I was in college. Did I tell you my grandparents lived in Gastonia? I remember the wonderful road trips we would have going from Texas to NC. I'd love to go back again.

Have you gone to see A Walk in the Woods? Lots of cussing but it was a good movie, I thought.

bj said...

What a beautiful spot to enjoy. Have fun...
We are to be 94 degrees here today....still HOT

September Violets said...

Lucky girl!! I hope you stay long enough to enjoy the colours on all those beautiful trees! Beautitful photos ... I'd love to sit and read surrounded by such vistas ;)
Wendy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I wondered when you would head to the mountains this year! Love your view!
hugs,
Linda

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Gorgeous!!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

OH such glorious views. I'd be on the deck all the time too. We are entering a cooler and wetter period - seems our warmer summer temperatures are actually giving way to autumn weather. It has been a glorious summer for sure.d

I am working on doll clothes - trying to keep up - and having fun fun fun.

Enjoy your mountains my friend.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I was wondering when you were going back. The views are beautiful. I bet the cooler temps are lovely.

I'm eyeing a trip back down to the lake in a week or 2 - can't wait to get there.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Wow, I can close my eyes and dream about having that kind of gorgeous view!! Nothing new here, but it sounds like you are settled in for some lovely nature watching!

Red Rose Alley said...

Diane, these are beautiful mountains, and what a view this is to see on the balcony of your home.

Wishing you sweet September days.

love, ~Sheri

Joyce Mayer said...

Hi Miss Lavender Dreams,

Sure hope you brought some winter clothes - the high here today is 60 and tomorrow morning......brrrrr. So glad I have mohair.

Is Wendy and Mr. Bear with you?

Hugs,
Prudence

Pamela Gordon said...

What a beautiful view you have from your balcony Diane. I'm sure you'll enjoy the cooler weather and perhaps do some hiking while there. We're still on vacation and enjoying our sweet grandsons. Take care. Hugs, Pam

Linda Walker said...

Diane,
How beautiful the mountains are from your balcony! Now that's a view I could get used to! Hope you and your hubby enjoy some relaxing time there in the mountains! Just gorgeous!
xo
Linda

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

I was wondering when you guys would head to the hills!! Surprised you didn't go this summer to beat the Florida heat and stay in Fla. for the winter!! You have the best of both worlds!!

Linda said...

This is SO beautiful!!! Have a ball and thank you in advance for sharing your photos and experiences with those of us who cannot be there ourselves! We will simply enjoy it through YOUR eyes!

camp and cottage living said...

So beautiful! What a place to relax and read, Diane.
Enjoy your stay!

Primitive Stars said...

Evening, I love the mountains and those are so beautiful. Blessings Francine.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

What a beautiful spot to sit and relax Diane, enjoy your time there! We are packing up to head off camping, can't wait!

cynthia lee designs said...

Beautiful photos of the mountains!!
~Cindy

doodles n daydreams said...

Beautiful views, you'll surely relax here :)

Diana

Lynn said...

That first pic is beautiful! Enjoy your visit:@)

Mary Cromer said...

Oh My Goodness, there it is ;) This morning after posting my weekly post on here, I always share it on Facebook and also my photograph page on there. This morning an image popped up as mine, but it wasn't and I thought, where did that come from? It is one of yours ;) I don't think that it transferred over into my actual post, but it was a first. Your images are breath taking beautiful and I love that area of our country too. Happy Week~

eileeninmd said...

Hello Diane, lovely views of the mountains from your balcony. Enjoy your stay! Pretty images and mosaic. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

Tina at Home No.14 said...

How I miss going to the mountains! My parents left there 4 or 5 years ago and we haven't been since! Thank you for posting the pictures. Can't wait to see your photos once the leaves start to change. Have a great day!

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

Hi Diane,
I am slowly catching up with you all.
These photos are stunning.. what a view. I can understand why you sit and read on your verandah.
Enjoy your time there.
best wishes
val x

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Your timing is perfect. The weather just cooled down this weekend! Have fun!

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Hello Diane, wonderful mountain views! Sitting on the balcony and reading Miss Marple mysteries sounds great. :)
Happy Mosaic Monday! Hugs!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Fabulous scenery - lovely photos - thanks for sharing this!

Have a great week!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Happy Monday Diane,
The mountains of North Carolina aren't they just gorgeous-this is such a serene setting. I love the mountains and we weren't able to go this year with the house business and then our upcoming new grandbaby.
Enjoy your beautiful time!
xo
Jemma

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

So beautiful! Have only been to the NC mountains twice but long to go again. So serene and soothing. Great photos.

Debby Ray said...

Well you know, I am SO jealous! I miss my mountains views and we haven't gotten tot he mountains this year yet. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous. Enjoy your time there and Happy Monday to you!

Carla from The River said...

Enjoy your time. I have a friend who was born in NC. She moved to Wisconsin but she longs to get back to NC. You just can not take the NC mountains out of her. :-))
Thank you for sharing.
Carla

Diane said...

Looks lovely, and dry air sounds wonderful to me. Enjoy!

Joy H said...

NC. Looks beautiful! Hope you are having an awesome time.
Joy @ Books and Life

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

What a splendid view Diane, wish I could sit on the balcony with you and take it in too.
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

Art @ Home said...

My best friend moved to Asheville and I miss her so much! I love NC, and your view is so pretty. We're getting ready to start enjoying our patio and outdoor fireplace soon. The nights are beginning to get a little chilly on our mountain!

Miss Marple mysteries. I don't think I've read one of those....can you believe it?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It's truly beautiful and soft and dreamlike.... Just like I remember NC when we were lucky enough to spend some time there when we were full time RVing. ( and a perfect choice of reading material too! )

Kathy said...

Beautiful! Enjoy relaxing with that stunning view.

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

Such a gorgeous view you have, Diane. Enjoy your North Carolina time. xo Laura

podso said...

You show some beautiful views of the mountains. The cooler air is wonderful isn't it?!

Donna said...

So beautiful! I have never been to the mountains of NC...maybe someday.

Ana said...

Absolutely beautiful...breathtaking.

Hugs,
❤️Ana

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

What a great view and Miss Marple? Perfect! I love your pics but that plane looks like it's going to crash (I'm hoping it didn't!)...it just looks that way. It actually looks rather tropical in that picture and reminds me of when I was in Belize. Enjoy your time there!