Join me as I embrace and share truly authentic American country style by reclaiming the past...my family's past. Come along as I make my house a home on a $0 budget with reclaimed, repurposed, recycled and found treasures all out of my grandparent's old house, local junk shops and my parent's attic. And since we have to eat too, I'll sprinkle in some gardening, country recipes, and a whole lot of southern hospitality.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Fall in the Smokies...

I thought I would share a few photos from our drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway here in Balsam, NC.  This is literally our back yard, so we enjoy it as much as possible! These are iphone photos but I think you can still enjoy the grandeur of the mountains!!






















A photo cannot capture the feeling one gets from experiencing this in person! This is God's creation at its best:-)

Have a great weekend!!

Anita

14 comments:

  1. Anita,
    Your photos are stunning. I grew up in KY and my father took us here often on vacation at peak fall color. It was just gorgeous and looks as if it still is! Thanks for sharing!
    Sherry

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  2. Bery nice photos we drove the Blue Ridge from Asheville through Lake Lure, what a beautiful scenery!! I love NC. We've been to different places there. So many ways to find yourself breathless.
    Have nice weekend!!!
    XOX

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  3. I love the Blue Ridge Parkway! Thanks for sharing this year's color, we didn't even get as far as The Trace. Perhaps next year.

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  4. Such beautiful shades of authumn. Thanks for sharing :o) Hugs

    Have a blessed weekend

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  5. How beautiful! I love the Smokies. Lucky you to live so close.
    D

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  6. Is that anywhere near Black Balsam Mountain? We were up there a few weeks ago and so enjoyed it.

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  7. One of the moments where I just am awe struck by the grandeur of God's creation...and struck dumb that anyone could doubt His existence. Thank you for sharing the fiery glory of this magnificent Autumn display. Cherry Kay

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  8. Photos are so beautiful...aren't we so blessed to be able to enjoy God's splendor every day? Sometimes I have to pinch myself ...seems like a beautiful dream. Thanks for sharing:)

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  9. So beautiful! The leaves were really just starting to change when we drove through two weeks ago. Now they are glorious As Jemma said one day in the car looking at the sunset, "Isn't God the bestest artist ever!" Amen to that!

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  10. *Gasp* Isn't God's handiwork fabulous??? What a perfect way to start off my Sunday, Anita!

    I once drove through the Blue Ridge mountains early in the morning, on my way to FL. I saw the sun rise over that majestic vista & will never forget it. "the grandeur of God's creation" indeed!

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  11. Hi Anita, Your pictures are so beautiful! My Husband and I travelled to South Carolina in the spring (for the first time)and drove through N.C. I love the mountains there.
    I have often looked at your blog through other bloggers and enjoy it very much. Thanks for being one of my followers. I appreciate it. Blessings, Pamela Gordon

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  12. Boy, Anita, you live in a beautiful part of the world. These pictures are amazing.

    Best wishes for a wonderful week,
    Natasha.

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  13. Beautiful! The second photo was awesome. We were up that way in August and wanted to come back this fall to see the fall colors, but we weren't able to. :(

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  14. I am so blessed to live in Western North Carolina (born and raised!). I just think how beautiful it is here, how miraculous heaven is truly going to be. Beautiful pics Anita. Thanks for sharing.

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