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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!

 

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#WW Mabry Mill

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Mabry Mill approx. mile marker 175 on the Virginia section of the Blue Ridge Parkway. This is very photographic site along the parkway and one place I’d love to return this fall when the colors are at peak.

On Friday, I mentioned the colors are beginning in the Smoky Mountains, but we have yet to see the autumn’s blazing coat across the landscape. Timing is critical in capturing fall at its best. This isn’t one of those instances “fall at its best“, but I snapped the below photo about the same time as this last year in the western mountains of North Carolina along the Cullasaja Gorge. It still makes a lovely picture, though.

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What is your favorite place to photograph when fall is at its best?



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#WW Mountain View

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Taken last fall, with my big girl camera, along the North Carolina side of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Hello kittens and dawgs! I’m thrilled October is here. The weather is cooling off, which I’m totally digging, and I’m looking forward to the changes in the mountains.

We aren’t seeing foliage like this yet, so thankfully archived photos work out beautifully to get you in the mood. For now, I want to share another mountain view captured while on a long day trip this summer.

The image quality isn’t the best, as I had to reduce the original size so to work properly on blog. I’m not sure what’s up with that but anyhow, this is a panoramic shot taken with my iPhone 5s, south of Roanoke, Virginia on the Blue Ridge Parkway of Cahas Mountain ~ very peaceful spot.

 

It won’t be long before we’ll can enjoy mountains of red, orange, and yellow again. Don’t forget to link up!


I’m kicking out of my blog break mode and going full throttle with my regular posting routine or at least this is my plan. DH continues to job hunt with local nibbles few and far between, but patience is a virtue and for now we can wait just a bit before panic is necessary. lol

Thanks being patient with me and for making me apart of your day. I hope you’ll decide to visit a few of my favorite #WW shutterbugs link ups!

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#WW Blog Break Photo Op Part 4

This is the last full week of August. All month, I shared photos taken in along the northern section of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. I am winding down that leg of our journey with these shots from Peaks of Otter…

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We want to make a return visit so we can spend more time photographing this spot. We got here kinda late in the day. This reminds me just a bit of Jordan Pond on Mt. Dessert Island for some reason. You might have to stretch your imagination a bit, but I think it’s where the hills meet the water that makes me think of it. We so have to go back to Maine! 😀

DH got me a new app for my iPad. I took the above photo and did this with it….

Photo covered to watercolor image using Waterlogue app using “soaked” filter to create this picture.

I’m still on my blog break and am enjoying a little R&R with DH while helping him with his job search. Thank you for continuing to be apart of my #WW party and for your patience. I pop in from time-to-time and always do return visits….eventually.  So, link up! 😉



Meanwhile, I invite you to have fun with a few of my favorite #WW shutterbugs link ups and have a fototastic day!
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PS: I’m gonna be doing one week on and one week off, so starting next Wednesday I will be off.

#WW Blog Break Photo-Op, Part 3

Once upon a time all of America was Virginia. The pristine land found in the Shenandoah Valley provided native Americans, as well as the early settlers with an abundant resources, rich soil for crops and game for hunting.

For the past two weeks, I’ve shared images captured on the Blue Ridge Parkway in northern Virginia. Looking from Raven’s Roost overlook across the Shenandoah Valley at the lush fields and ridges of blue hills in the distance its beauty encompasses me.

 

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Nothing puts the calm in your soul like gazing across God’s lovely world. It’s hard to imagine how some do not believe in the Supreme Creator. I say, how can one NOT believe?!
DSC_4664 raven's roost Our journey continues on the unemployment path. This week marks one month. We are patiently waiting…hoping for new contracts to filter into the office. Should this happen, then there’s a good chance, not 100%, DH will be put back on staff. DSC_4668 Raven's Roost Meanwhile, I’m still on my blog break and am enjoying a little R&R with DH. Thanks for including me in your day and for your patient support. I will pop in from time-to-time and definitely will do return visits.

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#WW Blog Break Photo-Op, Part 2

Last week, I shared a panoramic view of the Shenandoah Valley. Next stop on the Blue Ridge Parkway I snapped these pictures.

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I call this fried chicken and apple pie. lol This is a replica of small farming community on the Blue Ridge Parkway in northern Virginia.

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I loved the old chairs on the porch with the wild flowers and broken wooden barrel near the corner edge!

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Headed back to the car, I noticed this butterfly garden and it wowed me!



Thanks for visiting. I invite you to have fun with a few of my favorite #WW shutterbugs link ups!

Have a fototastic day!

Have a fototastic day!

#WW Blog Break Photo-Op, Part 1

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iPhone 5s panorama shot of the Shenandoah Valley from the Blue Ridge Parkway in northern Virginia

Until this time, we had only traveled the BRP from Cherokee, North Carolina to Roanoke, Virginia. With this trip, we completed the uncharted portion north of Roanoke and even drove a short distance on the Skyline Drive.


I’m still on my blog break and am enjoying a little R&R with DH while helping him with his job search. Please continue to be patient with me. I will pop in from time-to-time and definitely will do return visits. Meanwhile, I invite you to have fun with a few of my favorite #WW shutterbugs link ups!

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Thank you for stopping by. Have a foto-tastic day!