Sunday, October 14, 2007

Looking for Color

Mother Nature seems to be a bit elusive and shy this year about showing her colors. I had a date with my husband yesterday to go see if we could find any color.

We went down the road a piece for an uphill climb over the mountain range behind us, headed for the next valley over, to see if they had any more color than we did. Our first stop gave us a great view of our own valley but as you can see, not a whole lot of color yet.

So we continued on in our hunt.
And as you can tell still not a lot of color
to be seen.

Color or not, this brought us to a stop!

The only color here was some practicing rock climbers.

And while we determined that this weekend was not to be
the weekend for our color drive

Lo and behold, Mother Nature did not send us home
empty handed and there was color to be found...we just had to look in the right place!


Patti said...

You must be endlessly inspired by the gorgeous views around you, Gail!! :)

Yes, Autumn colors seem a little reluctant to burst forth this year... but what could be more colorful than those vivid chrysanthemums?!

Hope you took some home to enjoy on your cozy front porch!!


Lilly*s of London*ish said...

Gorgeous photos, Gail! We just enjoyed Saluda, NC-we should have stopped to say Hi

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

You were within a couple hours of us, wouldn't that have been fun! DId you stop at Random Arts while you were in Saluda?

Sam I Am said...

oh my goddd..these are beautiful!! where is this?? wow.. amazing vistas!!!

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Taken on the Iron Mountain Range in TN Sandy, we were up where the Appalachian trail crosses over....somewhere....up there ;-)