Sunday, October 31, 2010

Today's Flowers: Happy Halloween

I was surprised by all the flowers in bloom when we recently went on a trip to Blowing Rock, NC.
The average first frost there is October 11 but this year their first frost was later than usual.
I think they did finally get a hard frost this weekend so we lucked out in terms of going at the right time for late flowers.
I am starting with the flowers at the Inn where we stayed. The shot below is of the flowers outside our room.
I wonder if they had a place for the flowers inside so they could save some of the baskets when the temperatures finally dropped.
It was nice to have the flowers and autumn leaves providing so much color.
All the shots above were taken at the Inn. The shot below is one I took in Blowing Rock when we were walking around town. I like the way the flowers seed heads look beside the reading child sculpture.
Everywhere I looked around town there were flowers, pumpkins and other gourds.
The wildflowers below were the only flowers I spotted when we were walking on trails.
The last shot is one I took in Valle Crusis which is a small community close to Boone, NC.
For flowers around the world, visit the home of Today's Flowers. Happy Halloween!


Cezar and Léia said...

This set of pictures is adorable!Like a fairy tale scenery, with adorable flowers, so beautiful Halloween decoration and cute little gazebo, the sculpture is also very beautiful!
Wonderful post dear Carver!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful series of photos. It is wonderful to have these alte frost. The flowers are all looking so beautiful.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful series of photos. It is wonderful to have these alte frost. The flowers are all looking so beautiful.

Randi said...

Lovely set of phtos. What a nice place to visit - lots of beautiful flowers everywhere...

Unknown said...

i love the hanging flowers--gorgeous colors.

Rajesh said...

Very pretty flowers. Love the variety in colors.

DeniseinVA said...

A lovely post Carver, so many colorful flowers and pumpkins, and the little girl sitting on the bench statue, adorable. Thanks for sharing and have a great week.
An English Girl Rambles

Unknown said...

Very nice seasonal shots. Must have been nice to stay there!

EG CameraGirl said...

It looks like they haven't had a hard frost yet! The gardens still ;ook great.

Roan said...

Perfect photos for this time of year. There is a sculpture very similar to the little girl reading at the Luthe Botanical Gardens in Peoria, Illinois. Makes me wonder if it is the same artist.

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

Lovely photos!happy haloween...
beach,bridge and walls @ cijin

Tammie Lee said...

this looks like a wonderful place!

SandyCarlson said...

The atmosphere as you photographed it is pure magic. Love these shots!

anemonen said...

Beautiful photos!

Anonymous said...

the girl...siomply marvelous shot.

Grace Olsson

Míriam Luiza said...

Suas fotos são maravilhosas! São lindas e interessantes. Obrigada pela visita e pelo seu comentário. Abraço!