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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

What a Difference a month can make!!!!

As you know if you have followed my blog regularly,  George and I LOVE driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  We were on it in Virginia during the Summer of 2010,  and we were on it near Maggie Valley, NC in the Fall of 2010.   TODAY--I'll show you some pictures from November along the Blue Ridge Parkway,  as we traveled from Asheville, NC to Mount Mitchell during our Thanksgiving trip.

The title tells the entire story...  WINTER is coming to the parkway...  All of the beautiful colors we saw a month before are all gone.  Today,  I will share a little of the Blue Ridge Parkway in NOVEMBER.  Above is a picture I liked, showing the BARE trees --with a pretty sky in the background.  Below are more pictures.





I love seeing the interesting sky and the sun's rays (sunbeams) in this picture...





Here's a good view of some of the mountain ranges --as we traveled along the parkway.





I love seeing the mountains when there are clouds in the sky.  The shadows are just so interesting.... And seeing where the sun is shining on the mountains really is pretty,  don't you think?





This is a picture of the tunnel which is next to the Craggy Gardens area along the Parkway.  IF you are ever in this area in May or June,  be sure and check out the gorgeous Rhododendrons in bloom.  They are marvelous!!!





You can tell how much I loved being in this area along the Blue Ridge Parkway.





You know that George and I are always looking for waterfalls.... WELL--there is one in the distance that we could see from the parkway.. This one is named GLASSMINE Falls--and George took a picture using his long lens.  There is just a trickle of water coming over the falls ---but that is a trickle more than we saw the last time we were there!!!! ha

I have another post of pictures from the Blue Ridge Parkway--which I will post sometime.  Hope you have a wonderful day---and are getting ready for Christmas!!!!!

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After 3 days of bitter cold temps and snow flurries almost constantly,  we finally woke up yesterday morning to some 'measurable' snow...  We still didn't get much (maybe 1/2 an inch) --but it did snow most of the morning, and it covered the ground for awhile and was pretty.   Here is one picture I took while standing on our front porch.    Pretty, huh????

Hugs and stay WARM,
Betsy