Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Elk River Amazing



























































This is
truly a beautiful
waterfall.
Top:
Head on.
Next:
Of course,
our visit was
very much
'upstaged' by
a group of older
teenage boys
jumping the
almost 65
foot drop. I could
hardly watch.
Out of a rather
large group,
two young men
'successfully'
jumped from
the radically sloped
and very slippery
large rounded
bolder top. This is definitely
NOT recommended.
The (wiser) others,
would not
even venture it
(thank God here.)
My husband happened
to snap these
while photographing
the falls.
Next:
One of the young
men caught 'Looking up.'
Bottom:
Amazing side
view of the
waterfall here
(Elk Park, N.C.)

Monday, August 30, 2010

Elk Falls


We took a journey
to see a waterfall
this weekend.
This is Elk Falls
of Elk Park, N.C.
It is a 65 foot
drop to the
bottom
(Larger than it
looks here!)
Top:
A rocky outcropping
overhead along
the way. The path
to reach this was
less than 1/4 mile!
Next Several:
Close-ups of the
water and humongous
boulders surrounding
the fall, including
my favorite; 'Water
through Red-leafed
Trees.'
Next Two:
The falls itself
with the water
basin below. This
falls basin is swimable.
Bottom:
The mountainous
view along the
way (down.)

Come on along!
:) :)


Friday, August 27, 2010

What mountain?


We snapped this shot last night.
The photo quality isn't great
(it's grainy) but the profile of
the mountain top is
pretty good!
Is it...
1. Grandfather Mountain...
2. Baldface Mountain
or
3. Grandmother Mountain?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Architectural Beauty!

























These gorgeous photos
were taken recently of a
building in Asheville, N.C.
I think the colors and geometric
pattern are fabulous! My husband
is responsible for removing all the tile
and refurbishing it!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Barn Extravaganza







These Barn shots were all taken in North Carolina
over the last year (or two.) Enjoy this Slide Show
...come on along! Which are your favorites!?
What do you like...about barns?

Monday, August 23, 2010

Saturday Frolics...



3 Good Things:
Recent rains
have caused
little tributaries to
run strong.

Top:
A stream
flowing into
the New River
runs strong
and looks much
like flowing
chocolate!
This rushing
noise was
the backdrop
for a concert
in Todd, N.C.
where the
87 year old
(blind) singer
/songwriter
/guitarist

Doc Watson performed
live for a group of about
100 near Todd General
Store (Middle Shot.)
Bottom
:
On the way
out of the valley,
geese frolic
in the cool
running water.

And a
good time

was had...by all.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Morning Skywatch...






Bringing it for you-
Friday the 20th!
Top:
Wispy morning
clouds driven
by the high
winds; painting
the morning
sky-perfect.
:)
Next:
Wormy sacks
getting ready
for Halloween...
on the trees
in N.C.; N.C.
is the most
'Halloweeny' place
that I have
ever lived in!
Especially the
worm sacks,
the giant
spiders
and the
moon
at night in
October.
They
invented
'spooky,'
haunting
skies here!
Bottom 3:
Behold...
Sunrise
.
:)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Mr. FuddyDuddle



This is a previous
subject (study)
I have saved

from another area
(Florida)
that I haven't
yet shared.

I nick-named
this
ol' fella'
'Mr.
FuddyDuddle'
because I thought
that he had obvious
character
and charm.
Well- he charmed me!
(Top: A close-up.)
:):)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Quaint Damascus, Virginia


Top:
Beautifully cared
for Damascus home;
definitely most
photo worthy.

Middle:
Perfect lighting
on a bridge
that is on the
Appalachian trail
in Virginia.
Bottom:
The water below.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Passion Flower






Previous
flowers

that
I have
met
in
my life.

:
)

Summer Views



Top:
Lovely range
near Mount Mitchell
in the summer
Middle:
Potatoes we dug
up yesterday!
We have many
more to come folks!
(Although they
are speckled and do
come in all shapes
and strange sizes,
they are super
smooth and creamy;
they fry UP well to a
crisp which is
potato perfection :) )
Bottom:
Our little eggplant
and I'm not to
sure what all else!
How are your
gardens
-right now-
(if you are
fortunate
to have one
I wonder...?)
:)
Do have a great
and a truly
wonderful

day(!!!)
and weekend
'ya all!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Trio





Bottom:
A mountain
near Asheville,
N.C.
(a real
whopper-snapper.)
Middle:
Misty view
rich with
deep
blue and
with grays...
Top:
A joyful
sunflower!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

(More) Blue Ridge Beauty

Top 2:
'Lassie Come Home'

Next: Misty
mountain top;

thick with gray
Next Two:
Beacon Heights
long views (Sunday)...
Texture:
The marble filled
rock top
of a mountain
on the Blue Ridge
and mossy sprite
green vegetation
up high (well
above 4000 ft.)
Second From Bottom:
Green long view
(Beacon Heights)
Bottom: Bee on Pink