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A little creek in the cove

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Welcome back, Kittens & Dawgs! Last week, I shared my photo art creation of Apple Valley Country Store. On the same day I took that picture, our plans took us to Cades Cove in the Smoky’s . Near the entrance of the 11-mile loop road is a picnic area and if you’ve been there before then you know what I’m talking about. This is where I snapped the below picture.

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I remember it was a not only a gray day but a cool, damp sorta day. The day trip was still refreshing and fun. The above image reminds me of the weather we’ve had the last few days, as the November chapter of 2016 closes.


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I’ll be hopping over to see your weekly photo treasures but I wanted to remind all you mewsic lovers to join me tomorrow for my December 1st BoTB round. Have a fototastic week!

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Grandfather’s Mountain from #BlueRidgeNPS

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Welcome, Kittens & Dawgs! I’m glad to see you today. This week has been a bit hectic and stressful with the presidential election. I felt it my duty to do the whole social media thing to help the undecided voter or swaying the opposition to jump ship for the “MAGA” candidate.  We crawled beneath the sheets exhausted but happy around 3:30am this morning; watching the race to the White House.

Now it’s time to have a little fun. I’m sharing another peek from our trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway from last month. The mountain in the background is Grandfather’s Mountain in Blowing Rock, North Carolina.

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I love how the fall foliage frames this shot and drawing your eyes to the bald cliffs of Grandfather’s Mountain. We have not been there but I’d love to go. It requires an entrance fee. It’s sort of expensive. Hopefully, we’ll get a chance to go sometime in the near future after DH gets a job. 🙂

How are the views through the lens where you are? Would you care to share them and link up?

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Come back for another look through my lens for Skywatch Friday and more Friday fun stuff. 😉 Have a fototastic day!

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My 12 Favorite Photos from 2015 #WW

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Brevard NC Soda Shop Jan 2015

Brevard NC Soda Shop Jan 2015

I hope the holiday season was a light and festive one for you, Kittens and Dawgs! I’m delighted you included me in your day and I’m eager to share 2016 with you.

Pour yourself a cup of coffee while you enjoy my top 12 favorite photos from 2015.

 

Maggie Valley North Carolina snow tubing

Maggie Valley North Carolina snow tubing

Mingus Mill in Cherokee, North Carolina

Mingus Mill in Cherokee, North Carolina

Blue Ridge Parkway Mt Mitchell State Park

Blue Ridge Parkway Mt Mitchell State Park

Chimney Rock, North Carolina waterfall shot and moon

Chimney Rock, North Carolina waterfall and moon shot

Linnville Falls, North Carolina rhododendron blooms

Linville Falls, North Carolina rhododendron blooms

Pineola, North Carolina lake community

Pineola North Carolina lake community

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Cades Cove community

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Cades Cove community

Mabry Mill in the fall

Mabry Mill in the fall

Little Pigeon River near Chimney's Picnic area

Little Pigeon River near Chimney’s Picnic area

Apple Barn in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Apple Barn in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Christmas in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Christmas in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

I hope you’ll link up and join the fun with other photo enthusiasts across the net and I would certainly appreciate a little blog love in sharing the mews with your friends!



Want more #WW link ups? Check “Daily Blog Hops” at the top of my home page to continue the fun!I I hope you’ll come back for my first edition of Skywatch Friday in this new year. 🙂 Have a fototastic day!

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Skywatch Friday Stone Mountain in the Fall

Good-morning kittens and dawgs! I’m delighted you decided to pop in for another visit. If you stopped by last week, I shared Mabry Mill in the fall and I thought I would share another fantastic sky view we enjoyed.

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Stone Mountain view south of Mabry Mill at mile post 232.5

How’s your sky view shaping today?

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~All images captured with my big girl camera ~ Nikon D7000 & preferred lens Nikkor 18-105mm zoom, unless otherwise noted.~

 

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It’s time for Celebrate the small things.

I celebrate…

  • visiting my 93-year Father-in-Law (FIL).
  • that my 93-year FIL looks better than he did a year ago.
  • the wonderful woman, Frances, who cares for my FIL 2-days a week.

Life should be celebrated, even when it seems like you have no reason to celebrate. Just look around, I bet you’ll see something good! What are you celebrating?

One way to celebrate is with  Friendship Friday and Friday Features Linky Party, where you’re sure to make new friends and get lots of inspiration to boot!

That’s a wrap for now, but if you like to dance then I invite you to hop over this Sunday for another edition of Battle of the Bands. Thanks for visiting. Until we meet on the other side of the lens, have a fototastic day!

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#WW Late October Colors

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I snapped this photo late October on the North Carolina side of the Smoky’s at Collins Creek Picnic area. The colors weren’t a vibrant as I would like, but with the exposure lowered it turned out ok. The important thing is, it was a gorgeous day and I was having fun.

 

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This is on the BRP heading toward Mt. Mitchell State Park. The body of water in the background is the Asheville Water Reservoir. There are no turn offs and pulling off the road in this area is not permitted. I took a quick shot out my window with my camera held up in the air. I just guessed at the exposure. It’s too underexposed, but I love the sun flare.

 

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I took this shot in the Smoky Mountains near the top of the mountain just across the North Carolina state line in the park. The colors looked nice and it was the best we saw on this trip for late October. Obviously, the autumn show was running behind schedule just a bit. No complaints, though. It was an outstanding day!



I’m running a wee bit behind schedule today but I appreciate your visit VERY much and I will hop over to your place soon!

 

Have a fototastic day!

 

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