Sunday, November 13, 2011

Glorious Sunrise

I looked out the windows this morning as I opened the curtains and just had to go out and shoot the Spectacular Sunrise and decided to share this great experience with you.

As usual you may click on any image to enlarge for a better view.

                                                           Super Sunrise in the East

                                                                  Sunrise in the NE

                                                               Sunrise in the North

                                                 Panoramic view of Sunrise in the South

                                                             Sunrise in the South East

                                                                    Sunrise in the South

                                                            Sunrise in the South West

                                                                 Sunrise in the West

Sunrise in the North East

I hope you enjoyed this wonderful Sunrise as I did

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

New Fall Colors

Today I am posting some more photographs  of some of our wonderful Fall Colors we get here in the Mountains of Western North Carolina.

Feel Free to click on any Photo for a larger view.

 View of Bald Rock Mtn. to our South East

        Another View of Bald Rock Mtn. just to the left where Students once left their mark.

                                          View of Sugar Loaf Mtn. to our South West.

 A view to the South where the Mtn. Top was clear cut to develop as new housing site( now not allowed to ruin the Mtn. top ridge profile)

Just across the road from us..a view to the SW

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Hibiscus Flowers

I am going to post a few photos of some Hibiscus flowers that I took just outside of my friends Machine shop the other day with my IPhone camera.

Please feel free to click on any image to enlarge for a better view.

Balloons in Virginia

I recently made a trip to New York and back and on the way I stopped at a rest stop in Virginia, as I was getting ready to leave I stopped on the exit drive to get out and have a cigarette, Suddenly I noticed some Balloons in the sky and got in the truck and grabbed my camera to take some photographs.

As you can see they are in the distance and I was pleased that I had on the 70-300MM VR lens on my Nikon D50 SLR camera so I could bring them in closer.

You can click on any Photo for a bigger better view.

First sighting, only 3 balloons seen

As I photographed I noticed one balloon getting very low into the trees

 Here the balloon is getting way down into the trees and the operator is turning on the fire to raise it.

 After that one came up, I see the 4th balloon appear in the sky

                                                                  Balloon number 1

                                                                       Balloon number 2

Balloon number 3

Balloon number 4

Thursday, October 13, 2011

When Morning Glorys Take Over

I decided today to bring you a view of the invasion of the Morning Glorys that take over the garden as the crops wind down in early fall and we let them grow as most of the crop of veggies etc. is gone.

You may click on any image to enlarge for a better view.

Morning Glorys come in a plethora of colors and just grow wild, I think they may come from some of the straw I place around the plants in the garden, otherwise I have no idea where the seeds come from.

I am putting in just a few photographs of the different colors that appear in our garden.

 First photo showing how they take over.

 A Beautiful White one with Purple star center

 A Pale Powder Blue one with Purple Star center

 A very Pale Pink one with Redish Pink Star center

 Another Blue one, slightly darker Blue, with Purple Star center

 Just had to photograph this Bumble Bee on the Pale Blue one

Another variety of Giant White Morning Glory

Monday, October 10, 2011

New Fall Colors

Fall is officialy just around the corner..already the leaves are starting to turn and peek leaf season is just around the corner by about two weeks to 4 weeks...depending on when we get a hard frost here in the mountains.

See below a few photographs I took the other day of the beginning of leaf turning here in the Western Mountains of NC.

You may click on any photograph to enlarge for a life sized view.

Long distance view of North Mountains

Same view..slightly different angle

Closer view

Neighbors big Maple tree turning nice Red color.

View of Sugar Loaf Mountain in the South West

I will add more photographs in a future post of more Fall Colors as the leaves turn to their

"Peek Colors"...come back and visit occasionaly to see.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sky Watch Friday

Thank you Sky Watch Team for your efforts each week to bring us Skies from all over the World.

To view Skies or to participate...just click on the Logo above.

As usual you may click on any Image to enlarge for a better view.

My post today is a bit different than my usual post in that it consists mainly of spectacular cloud formations and not the usual Sunrises or Sunsets that I usualy post.

The clouds you will view today are from the Hurricaine that went up along the Eastern coast and brought so much flooding and devistation...but here in the mountains didn't even bring us rain.

Strange cloud formations in the South West

Clouds in the West

Clouds over Sugar Loaf Mountain in the South SouthWest

Clouds in the North

Clouds NorthEast

Last , but not least, Clouds in the East

I have been having trouble for quite some time with Posts on my blog, something is broken, and I can not make the font in bold or change from Left Align to Center Align and many other issues..and as of yet..not been able to get any answers to the problem.

Thank you for stopping by to view my Blog, and I do appreciate all of your comments.

Well what do you know..I hit some key next to a lteer I was typing and "Walla" Bold presented it's

Friday, September 9, 2011

Gold Finch

Just one of many Gold Finches at and around our Birdfeeder.

You may click on the image to enlarge for a better view.

He is so handsome.

Same Gold Finch...He sure does like to pose for me.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sky Watch Friday

Thank you once again to our tireless sponsers who bring us Great Skies from all over the world

To view these wonderful Skies..just click on the Logo above.

My post today consists of some wonderful examples of Creators awesome painting of the evening skies.

Sunset in the East

Sunset in the North East

Sunset in the North with cloud over the mountains

Sunset in the South sky

Sunset in the West...wish they would take down that tower..spoils the view.

Sunset in the North West

This concludes our tour of the Sunset Skies in the NC Mountains