Welcome to JOYFUL REFLECTIONS. My Header this month was taken in December of 2018 in the Antler Hill Village area of Biltmore on our visit to see and enjoy "Christmas at Biltmore".

Monday, November 18, 2019

More Autumn Colors --11/1/19

From the Blue Ridge Parkway,  11/01/19  (similar to the picture I have as my Blog Header this month)
Dear Friends,  Hope all of you are having a blessed November so far... The older I get,  the faster time flies!!!!!  Crazy!!!

After our wonderful little trip to Asheville, NC on November 1, 2019  when we enjoyed the "Tree Raising Celebration"  at Biltmore (click HERE for that post),   we decided to head back home on on the 'back roads' so that we could enjoy seeing more of the Autumn Colors we didn't get here at home this year (due to the drought).

Luckily,  even though Fall was almost 'over' for the year --we did manage to see quite a bit of left-over colors.... Hope you enjoy today's post featuring some of my favorite  Fall Colors on that trip home on November 1st.


Taken when we were still at Biltmore (looking toward the mountains)



Even though the left-over Fall Colors at Biltmore were mostly all browns and rust-color,  they were so pretty against the gorgeous blue sky.  (See picture below to see a close-up of the mountains.)



I zoomed in with my Canon at the mountains to give you an idea of the Fall Colors still there. 



As we walked around the grounds at Biltmore,  we spotted these two trees... I LOVE the reds and yellows of Fall ---so this view really captured my attention. 


Another picture showing the beautiful mountains,   taken from the Blue Ridge Parkway




These trees were still showing off their colors..  



Driving the back roads on a gorgeous Autumn Day was SO much fun!!!



We loved seeing this big tree at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center (Great Smoky Mountains National Park) near Cherokee, North Carolina.



A view of Fontana Lake surrounded by more of the late Fall Colors



Maple Trees are always a favorite of mine in Fall since they show off a variety of colors.



We stopped to take pictures as we got closer to Fontana Lake.  See the little house-boat down there???  



We stood under this tree when the sun was shining on the branches --to get my favorite shot of the day!!!!



Sorry this journey is almost over --but it was FUN!!!!
I enjoyed taking you on the back roads on the November Day in our area.... I love FALL --but now,  we are jumping into winter BIGTIME here.... Recently,  we had a 13 degree morning temperature and we had some SNOW.... Gee----too early for that!!!!! ha ha

PRAYER REQUEST PLEASE:  Our good friend, Charlie Jones,  had a stroke on Nov. 4,  and is still in the hospital.   Charlie cannot talk --and is in rehab learning how to talk again.. He has had trouble swallowing --but that is improving.  He also is taking therapy to gain strength in his right hand.  This will be a long process --so please remember Charlie (and his wife, Judy) in your thoughts and prayers...

Have a wonderful week ---and take a few minutes to thank God for all of his blessings that we receive each and every day.

Hugs,