Monday, October 8, 2018

Indian Summer in the Mts!

We were too early for the Fall colors in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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But there were still lots of flowers blooming at Fletcher Park!

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Do you see the little loops in this flower?

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And on this particular afternoon, some beautiful clouds!

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There’s a path we call Sycamore Lane.

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It is lined with huge Sycamore trees and you can tell how big this leaf is next to my size 7 Montrail hiking shoe!

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I kept seeing pretty leaves and when I put them altogether in a mosaic it does indeed look like Fall!

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The bittersweet even had a few red berries!

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I’m very happy to be back in blogland…

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and joining Mosaic Monday HERE.

35 comments:

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I have to sycamores in my yard. I hate this time of year when those honking leaves come down.

Karen Ann said...

Wow, those leaves are huge!... pretty mosaic! Sure looks like fall to me!

Vee said...

Your bittersweet is beating my bittersweet! Wonderful to have you back!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, lovely collection of photos. I love the leaf mosaic. The trail looks nice and the flowers are beautiful. I think our wet summer will have an effect on the fall colors here. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and week ahead.

BCAUSEHELIVES.blogspot.com said...

Pretty flowers still! The sycamore leaf is huge for sure. Hope you have a nice Monday.

Linda H said...

There's nothing better than a fall hike! Beautiful shots! What IS that yellow flower with the little loops!??

Arlene Grimm said...

The trees are beginning to turn here...the dogwoods are the first I noticed with their red fall leaves. They are always so pretty. And fall temps are on the way!! Hi hip hurray. The high will be 69 on Thursday!

Sandra said...

the collage is indeed Fall and beautiful. that is the biggest leaf I have ever seen, good perspective with the foot. love sycamore lane. my favorite is the loopy flowers. amazing and never seen one like it and it is YELLOW the color of joy

Betsy Adams said...

We have lots of Sycamores around here. And YES--they do give us BIG leaves.

Still no signs of Fall here much --but they say we may finally get some cooler weather this coming weekend.... I HOPE....

Hugs,
Betsy

Inger said...

The mosaic you created is gorgeous. You could put it on your wall. I have to tell you, I recently bought a soft toy donkey. I fell in love with donkeys when I worked a the rescue that used to be here. Anyhow, I saw the toy donkeys at Tractor Supply and resisted until they were down to one. I bought it and I thought of all a people, you would understand why. Maybe I will post his picture soon.

Terri D said...

That flower with the 'loops' is quite interesting! Lovely photos, as always! Welcome back!

Linda said...

Welcome back! Loved your pretty pictures! Oh, those tiny yellow loops in the flower! And that huge leaf!
It looks like spring here in North Texas! Trees still have all their leaves and flowers are blooming! It’s supposed to get chilly next weekend! I want to have a fire burning in the fireplace and wear a sweater!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Sycamore trail is lovely, Diane! What a great place to hike. Love the huge sycamore leaves. Nature never ceases to amaze me! ♥

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

You caught some great flowers and views while here!

Tom said...

...lovely leaf collage!

It's me said...

We have also indian summer in Holland....beautiful weather the whole week.......enjoy the week like your pictures love Ria ❤️

Net - "It's a Wonderful Movie" said...

Oh my goodness... That leaf is huge! I can't imagine raking a whole tree of those! I'm so happy our maple leaves are much smaller.

Love all your beautiful! Happy Fall!!! Blessings, Net

Net - "It's a Wonderful Movie" said...

Love all your beautiful *images*!!! :)

Susie said...

Diane, Now you know why I tell Ted it's time to rake if three leaves fall off the Sycamore tree. LOL Bittersweet is a pretty thing to use in fall d├ęcor. The weather map is looking scary ...you may have to batten down the hatches again. Love your cloud shot. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

happyone said...

Those little loops on that flower is so cool. Never saw that before.

gillena cox said...

Luv your fall mosaic. Thanks for dropping by my blog today.

Much­čĺŤlove

stardust said...

We are too early for the autumn colors, too. in my part of the world. After the last typhoon, temperature soared high, but the difference from summer is dry air. Walking Sycamore Lane looks healing both to body and mind. The photos made me feel like walking under the dappled shades in person. I like the mosaic; each leaf is only one.

Yoko

Ann said...

I don't know what those yellow flowers are but I love the little loops on them. I wouldn't mind walking down sycamore lane. looks like a great place for a walk

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Just look at that happy Fall collage with such pretty leaves. it's so nice to have you back in blogland, Diane!

Out on the prairie said...

That yellow flower is gorgeous. Love the colors , they are changing fast here.

Snap said...

Welcome back! Fletcher Park looks like a wonderful spot to explore. You found some pretty fall like leaves. Everything here is green green green!

BeachGypsy said...

Sure thinking of you my friend-- are you in evacuation zone?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Those leaves do look wonderful. Hope the edges of the big storm don't get you too wet (same for our little Florida house).

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

How exciting you found some bittersweet! Gorgeous snapshots of fall in your last collage! I love all the variety of the colored leaves! Hoping that you don't have to worry about this hurricane! Hugs and prayers!

doodles n daydreams said...

I loved walking with you today, your flowers and the autumn leaves are beautiful.
Diana

Lorrie said...

Indian summer is a beautiful time when the air is a little fresh and the sun still warm. Glad you enjoyed it and found a wee bit of early autumn here and there. Welcome back to blogland.

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Preciosas fotograf├şas de la naturaleza, me encanta el Oto├▒o!!!!

Ricki Treleaven said...

I hope y'all don't get much rain from the storm in North Carolina. The quilts are all so pretty. I love quilts, and I saw the prettiest large, round table in an English library covered in a quilt. It was so welcoming and pretty!

Red Rose Alley said...

I think that's the biggest leaf I've seen! haha Your collage of leaves are pretty, and I love the orange colored one. It looks like Autumn. Sycamore Lane is so lovely and peaceful to take a hike. Those yellow flowers are unusual looking and very pretty with their curled up ends. : )

~Sheri

Debbie said...

awww the mosaic is so pretty, fall is surely in the air!! beautiful blooms, i like the yellow ones!!!