Join me as I embrace and share 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.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Autumn in Western North Carolina...

I wanted to share these photos with everyone of beautiful Western North Carolina! I am so thankful to experience the incredible beauty here...especially this time of year!


These are from the Blue Ridge Parkway this morning heading toward Water Rock Knob near Balsam Gap. WLOS TV used this photo on the news at 6 tonight!











Looking over Cherokee and into Tennessee...


The next several photos are near our house. We take a lot of photos from this spot!




This double rainbow was over our house Thursday evening!


More Blue Ridge Parkway...


And finally, we are home!!




Pardon the brush pile, but that's how it is when you live in the woods! 


It is amazing to see how quickly the color changes from day to day so I try to capture as much as I can. I LOVE this time of year so much and it goes by so fast! What does that tell me?? To live every moment to the fullest!


I'll be linking up to Inspiration Friday!


Enjoy this wonderful weekend!!


Anita

23 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh Anita!! You are SOOO blessed to be living among such beauty!
    Your pictures are breathtaking! REALLY! I will be looking at them over and over!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Anita, gracias por mostrarnos estas bellezas de tu país, yo soy de Costa Rica y por acá no puedo tener otoño, aunque a finales del invierno cuando va a entrar el verano las hojitas de los árboles caen y pareciera que nos llega un poco. Muchas gracias

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  3. Anita, I am so happy you and yours are blessed to live in truly God's Country. Thank you for sharing this amazing gift of beauty from our Creator. I am blessed to have found your blog and kindness.

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  4. Anita, these photos look like paintings! I would make cards or something with them. Gorgeous scenery. xo

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  5. Anita, your photos are so beautiful!! I LOVE Western N.C. and Eastern Tenn. Some of my favorite memories are from your neck of the woods. You are blessed to live in such a beautiful area near your parents.
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Susan

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  6. You are SO lucky...these pictures are breathtaking! We have been to Asheville and we so enjoyed the mountains there...so different from here in the Midwest!! Thanks for sharing!!

    XO,
    Jane

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  7. Anita, those photos are breathtaking...love the frost covered trees. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  8. OH wow Anita, what magnificent pictures!!! I love,love,love the second pic down, just gorgeous :)

    xo~Mari

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  9. You just live in an absolutely beautiful area Anita. Double rainbow, my sons would be singing that song, we saw one in Niagara falls over the summer and they went nuts. Gorgeous photos...thanks for sharing.

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  10. Oh Anita.....you just made me sooooo home sick for the mtns., but please tell me those were old photos...no snow at higher elevations..yet!

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  11. The colors and textures in your photos are amazing! I love the warm oranges accented by the frost against the crisp Autumn blue sky.

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  12. Western N. Carolina is beautiful. I am further south and we have not had frost yet. It is pretty and the colder weather is why your leaves are so pretty too. I always have a pile of limbs too. When you have trees it is year round. I am saddened many of the trees in my back yard and natural areas on both sides of my house are experiencing die back and are losing limbs and finally dying. It is going to change my hydrangea and camellia garden but it hasn't fully happened yet so I should not worry about it yet.

    I love rainbows and sunsets. Your photos are stunning and I enjoyed them.

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  13. what wonderful pic,s and the rainbow is so lovely i have to get cracken and see what i have been missing on your blog hugs Linda

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  14. Stunning photos! I live in Arden, just south of Asheville. I am the person that Kim met for lunch. Nice to "meet" a blogger from my area! Come visit my blog when you have time.
    Penny

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  15. Anita--I love your pictures! I was a newlywed in Tennessee (40 years ago) before moving to CA. There is no place more beautiful. I live in an old log cabin on the shore of Flathead Lake in MT right now . . . and it is equally as beautiful, but so different. I have been "peeking" at your site for weeks. I love dishes and beautiful tables, and yours are breathtaking! I've never joined a blog before, so I guess that makes me a newbie:)

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  16. Anita, these photos are just stunning! I can't believe you've had such a heavy hoar frost already. Your fall colors are wonderful. I hope you have a lovely week ahead. Blessings, Pamela

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  17. Beautiful photo's, simply beautiful.

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  18. Oh My! Now I want to visit,get your bed and breakfast ready -Tell me when reservations are open.Gorgeous!

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  19. Hello Anita~do you have an email address??? that I could send you my address sweetie????? just email it to me ok!!!

    xo~Mari

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  20. what gorgeous photos! our Heavenly Father does pretty good work, doesn't He? :)

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  21. You captured it so beautifully! I can say without trying to give vain glory that Western NC is one of the prettiest parts of the US that I have visited.

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  22. Boy it sure does change daily...we were there on Tuesday (sunny and 60's)...thanks for sharing these snow pics. Your home is beautiful and best of all...it's also located in a beautiful area:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  23. Gorgeous photos, Anita! We really wanted to take a weekend and get up to your neck of the woods this year and enjoy the beauty of Fall, but our schedules didn't work out.
    I really enjoyed your post on Oct 30th, as well!

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