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Linville Falls Picnic Area #BlueRidgeNPS #WW

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Hello, Kittens and Dawgs! I’m feeling happy and blessed these days. We got some good news yesterday. I’m not ready to share that just yet but maybe on Friday I can fill y’all in.  I can’t believe the splendor of autumn is passed us; most of the leaves have fallen off and the trees stand bare. November is pushing past me like a blur. Here’s another peek from our October trip to the parkway. It was such a beautiful day!


What have you been photographing lately? Do you prefer to take landscape or people shots?

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you’ll Join me for some laughs with Friday Sillies and get another peek through the lens with Skywatch Friday while enjoying Friendly Fill-ins, Celebrate the Small Things, and more Friday social media fun. Have a fototastic day!




Watauga Lake #WW #SWF

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Thank you for joining in another week of not-so Wordless Wednesday. Today, I’m taking you to Watauga Lake in the Appalachian mountains between Elizabethton Tennessee and Boone North Carolina.


This is one of the prettiest lakes in our area or at least that’s what I think. The waterway traffic is usually not busy like many other lakes and nestled in the mountains conditions are generally cooler than most. It’s a beautifully refreshing spot to visit every time we go to Boone.


The clouds hung low over us on our drive but lacked interest. I altered these images using the haze remover which makes the sky more dramatic and below I didn’t have the depth of field in my original so I manipulated the Affinity Photo to put the focus on my feathered friends. This one never lost sight of me.


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I am taking a blog hiatus beginning October 1st -17th but I do have my routine weekly posts scheduled. I will link with a few regulars, do return visits, and respond to comments. It’ll be sorta like I’m not away from Blogosphere. Meanwhile, the work continues on repairing blog posts and until I get everything tidied then I’ll continue to use today’s photo contribution as a double up with my global participation on Skywatch Friday.

Please join me for Friday Sillies and more Friday fun stuff!





#WW: An Autumn drive

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Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday communities.  I captured this scene when I was taking a blogging hiatus in October….


An autumn drive along North Carolina side of the Blue Ridge Parkway

I can’t wait to see what you’re sharing today. Now, please let’s send a round of cheers to this week’s featured photographer. Congratulations to Patrick @Adventures in Weseland!

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Show some blog love by visiting Patrick and don’t forget each week I use random.org to pick a new photographer. I would like to put your blog on display. To win a chance in the spotlight just link your favorite weekly photographic wonder below.


All link ups & commenters will get a visit from me. Until we meet again, have a foto-tastic day!

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#WW: Flowers in a jar

Good-morning, kittens & dawgs! If you haven’t heard the news I’m back from my long blogging break. Although, I was unplugged from the net, I found it difficult to unplug myself from one of my favorite pastimes ~ photography.

On one of our adventures to the mountains in the early morning hours, we enjoyed the stunning beauty of the Appalachian mountains from a campground off the Blue Ridge Parkway.  I snapped frame after frame in order to preserve at least one good shot of that morning, as I pulled away just to awe I noticed this bit of quaintness. Continue reading

WW: Lake Junaluska, NC

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Lake Junaluska in western North Carolina

Nestled in the Appalachian mountains of Haywood County, North Carolina is home to the beautiful, tranquil Lake Junaluska.

The early morning clouds hovering over the mountain peaks transformed the surrounding to an almost dream-like world. It compelled me to stay forever but reluctantly I pulled myself out of that state of mind because there were other things to do on our agenda for the day. The good news is I can revisit Lake Junaluska anytime with the drive being under 2-hours from home.



Mama and her babies. I immediately thought of the children’s story, Make Way for Ducklings. Do you remember this little tale by Robert McCloskey?


I hope you enjoyed your visit along Lake Junaluska. Please feel free to share my post with your friends. Now, it’s time to send a round of applauds and cheers to this week’s featured photographer…

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Congratulations! Please, show some blog love by visiting today’s featured photographer and leave a sweet comment.

A gentle reminder, each week I use random.org to pick a new photographer. I would like the opportunity to put your blog on display. To win a chance in the limelight, then join the linky party. Ok, it’s your turn to share your photographic wonder below!


I’ll be sharing today’s photos with some of the Wordless Wednesday communities listed under my Daily Blog Hop page and you’re invited tot check them out. Please leave your comments footprints for me to follow you to your place. Thanks for visiting, see ya soon, and have a fototastic day! 😉