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.
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.
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.
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?
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
Mingus Mill in Cherokee, North Carolina
Blue Ridge Parkway Mt Mitchell State Park
Chimney Rock, North Carolina waterfall and moon shot
Linville Falls, North Carolina rhododendron blooms
Pineola North Carolina lake community
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Cades Cove community
Mabry Mill in the fall
Little Pigeon River near Chimney’s Picnic area
Apple Barn in Pigeon Forge, 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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!