Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Nature Notes: North Carolina Mountains in Autumn

I returned today from the northern North Carolina mountains and I took a zillion photographs. Therefore, I thought for nature notes I'd post some of them.
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I haven't had time to sort or do anything yet so these are fairly random shots to show the variety of nature we enjoyed.
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I took the first two shots on Sunday when we arrived in Blowing Rock and it was a beautiful day.
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The weather during the rest of the time we were there was a mixed bag but since I enjoy fog and I know they needed rain, I enjoyed the mix.
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The third shot was taken when we were driving to the Moses Cones Memorial Park which is in Blowing Rock and the shot above is of the geese flying to the Bass Lake which is part of that park.
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The cows going head to head were at the same park/estate as are the rest of the shots until I get to the end.
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I enjoyed seeing the range of autumn on the trip. Part of the mountains are at peak color, other parts past peak. From my house heading west on the road is like seeing autumn unfold since we are still in early autumn but more of the leaves have changed the further west in the state we go.
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The northwestern part of my state is always a few weeks ahead of the central part of the state, where I live, in terms of autumn color. The last shot was taken today heading down the mountain towards home.
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For more nature notes, please visit the host at Rambling Woods.


DeniseinVA said...

A fabulous series of Fall photos Carver. Enjoyed every one of them.

Arija said...

Wonderful autumn colours and photos.
That foggy gold clad road appeals to me most of all.
I look forward to seeing many more from your trip.

Jidhu Jose said...

Beautiful pics.

EG CameraGirl said...

The mountains are beautiful right now! WOW!

Cezar and Léia said...

Welcome back dear friend!
Wow so good news and your pictures are magnificent!
I the path with the leaves and those trees with Autumn mood, so lovely Autumn colours here!

Anonymous said...

i love your post5s cause u show many many it

oh..I visited North Carolina, some years ago...

nice day, dearest

Nicole said...

Love the forest and the geese!
Such a beautiful place!

Rambling Woods said...

Wow...beautiful color and creatures... You know how much I love my waterfowl...the geese in flight are so majestic looking....Hope you had a good vacation....Michelle

KaHolly said...

Such a lovely series of shots! I loved the foggy roadway and the next shot of the trees! Looks as though you had a wonderful trip.