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.