Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Fall Colors at Fall Creek Falls


Here's another set of pictures from our Sunday visit to Fall Creek Falls with family. I was surprised to see as much Fall color as I did. That was the only sunny day we've had in awhile. The rains came back Monday---and it's supposed to rain most of the week. What's up with that????


Above is a picture of Fall Creek Falls in Autumn.. We have lots of picture of this waterfall and many when it had MUCH more water coming over the falls. BUT--the Fall colors around it are really pretty, aren't they? Below are more.







These two trees with their red and yellow colors were so pretty--with the sun hitting them.







Here's another picture of the gorge/canyon at Fall Creek Falls in Autumn.









This Sugar Maple is just beginning to change colors. I can only imagine how pretty it will be in another week or two.









A trip to Fall Creek Falls would not be complete if we didn't see some deer.. We actually saw several --mostly late in the afternoon.









Here's one last picture of us --sitting at the top of the gorge. George was again the picture-taker. Note those beautiful mountain ranges in the background. This place is just like a piece of what I think heaven will be!!!!!


Hugs,

42 comments:

boots said...

Hello Betsy,
I am from nashville, tn. Lived there from birth until 20. I still have a niece and a sister there. I saw you over at Arkansas Patti and thought i just have to get to know that smilin' lady from TN!

Salitype said...

lovely picture of a deer peacefully grazing...

and the best backdrop anyone can ever ask for!

Kamana said...

amazing colours!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Fall Creek falls.....one magical place !
Looks like everything will be just beautiful given another week or so, the wet summer will give us one spectacular show this year when the leaves turn.
Isn't that gorge breathtaking?
Thanks for sharing your pictures with us Betsy, for those of us, who don't get out and about near as much, it sure feels so.
Your in Georgia ?
Hugs,
Jo

Cher said...

i agree with you Betsy, it's a piece of heaven! it's beautiful beyond words! the first photo is awesome!

btw, you can take a peep in my new photoblog @ http://chersanz.blogspot.com/

see you there! happy wednesday!

Harriet said...

We don't have this much color yet. With all the rain we've been having I'm not sure if the leaves will stay on long enough to turn!
Enough Rain! I remember a little thing we would sing as kids, "Rain, Rain go away, come again another day." I'm ready for it to Go Away!

diane said...

Yep it sure looks like heaven to me.

Beth said...

Such wonderful pictures, Betsy! I'm definitely going to visit Fall's Creek Falls some day---it is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Arkansas Patti said...

Still in shirt sleeves huh. Love your changing leaves.
I am in the same boat as Harriet. These all day rains are beating the leaves off the trees.
Been through enough droughts though that I refuse to complain.

Susie said...

I think I like the reds and yellows the best of the fall colors. These pics really show off some beautiful scenery Betsy.

It's raining here again this a.m., no surprises there!

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Roses and Lilacs said...

I just love the first photo. It looks so mysterious and beautiful.
Marnie

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Sure is pretty. I'm very surprised to see so much colour. You are soooo far south of Canada!

Karin said...

Beautiful pictures again Betsy! Love that first one! So glad you share your many adventures with us. Those colors are glorious!

mountain.mama said...

It looks like heaven to me. I miss those east coast falls.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Just breathtaking scenery. Love seeing the deer too, they are so darn cute!!

Snap said...

I'm jealous. As you know, no fall colors here. Shucks!

Cheryl said...

The first photo is just gorgeous with the fall colors emerging. You take the best photos. I like the photo of the deer, so cute! You are fortunate to live in such a beautiful area.

Darla said...

Great scenery with lovely fall colors. Love the waterfall!! Who can look at the Mountains in the background with that beautiful smile of yours in the foreground?

Dorothy said...
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Dorothy said...

Nice post, Betsy. I'm about ready to come up that way. Will the last week in this month be too late to see pretty foliage???

Wendy said...

Oh Betsy! Your colours are sooooooo gorgeous!! I didn't realize fall had come your way yet. Thought you might be a little more behind than we are. Your pics are awesome! You do have a good eye for picture taking (and George too, since he took that pic of all of you with the mountains in the background).

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy - life has a funny way..... so catch all the good times while you can.
Hugs.
p.s. - you're right - I didn't cook thanksgiving dinner. I think you caught my post before I edited it. LOL!

Tricia said...

you schedule your posts at 4am, right? you're not actually up & at 'em that early? I'm dead to the world at 4am! hehehehe

Beautiful Fall Creek Falls photos, Betsy & I'll take some nanner puddin', please! YUUMMMMY!

Cedar ... said...

What a beautiful shot of that waterfall, Betsy. And I love all those happy smiles in the last pic.

Pam said...

Hi Betsy,
Your photos are so amazing. What a beautiful place to visit in the fall with all the trees wearing their colorful coats.
Thanks for stopping by, have a great day.
Pam :)

Deborah Godin said...

That top one is a particularly pretty falls!

amelia said...

The first picture of this set is magnificent!! It should be in a gallery somewhere!!
Your colours are lovely and how lucky that you had the only nice day!

Thistlebrooms said...

Such Beauty 'ALL' in one place...
Lucky you & Lucky us for you sharing it with us...
Thanks Betsy...
~Marilyn

Kay said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again....You live in a beautiful place! I just love all of the fall colors. I wish we had them here in SoCal. We do get some, but nothing like what you have photographed. Thank you so much for sharing.

Kay

Diane said...

I love the picture of the deer. It's so peaceful and beautiful.

Chatterbox said...

Magnificent pictures!!
Am energized, touched and simply awe struck by the beautiful colors painting all of your pictures.

Keep up the excellent work Betsy, I'd love to drop by often :)

Cheers!!

Betty said...

You colors are so beautiful. Ours are just reaching there peak,but It rained today I hope it doesn't knock the leaves off before I take some pictures.
You always have such a big smile it makes me feel good.
~~Hugs~~

FIONA said...

Lovely fall colors. Our fall has included WHITE.
Please stop by and see my pictures.

Bird Girl said...

You're right, Betsy! That is one beautiful place - like heaven for sure! I just LOVE that first picture - so neat with that bow bridge type formation below the falls - wow!

Lola said...

Some more fantastic pics. I would love to see these Falls in person. I just know it's breath taking.

Marge said...

Beautiful pictures! I don't know about the rain though - what is up with that! Hope you find lots of sun on your trip!

Sunny said...

It's always a delightful experience to see your posts. Beautiful Autumn colors and lovely scenery.
Sunny :)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Betsy: Those are really neat photos of the area.

SmilingSally said...

Those sugar maples are so vibrant!

Dirt Princess said...

It is beyond beautiful! I think I need to start going with ya'll, and then I can be the picture taker! It looks so cool and crisp!

Marci said...

Great group photo!
Love the autumn colors!
The deer is adorable!!

SquirrelQueen said...

The colors are just spectacular and the scenery is gorgeous. I love the photo of the deer, so peaceful looking.

Hugs,
Judy

Rose said...

Wonderful, Betsy!