Wednesday, September 23, 2015

First Day of Fall

Hello Dear Readers -- I'm so glad you're here!  It's the first (official) day of fall -- the most glorious season of the year!  I've been reading your blog posts this morning, and it seems that everyone is happy to see fall arrive.  In addition to the cooler air and blue skies, I love all the harvest celebrations.  There was an Apple Fest at a nearby community over the weekend, but I didn't get a chance to go.  It sounded like a lot of fun -- apples for sale and apple pies, too.  I need to put this on my calendar for next year.  ;)

Two weekends ago, we took some pictures along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina; those of you who read here regularly know that's one of our favorite things to do.  The trees hadn't really started turning yet, but we still found some nice color here and there.




I've become quite fascinated with these colorful thistle flowers.


I think their blooms are beautiful, but not their prickly barbs.  I found out firsthand last year just how sharp those thorns are.


Goldenrod is blooming profusely this time of year.




Mr. Duncan enjoyed the outing as much as we did.  :-D


Happy Fall Y'all!!!  Thank you for visiting me -- your comments are so welcome and encouraging!  I hope you have a great day.  :)

Blessings,

Denise

13 comments:

  1. Great pics taken along your ride. I know it was delightful to enjoy the feel of autumn in the air on a beautiful day enjoying the scenery and each other. Mr. Duncan has grown! I still think of him as a puppy.
    Have a great week, Denise.

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  2. Lovely scenery and the flowers are so pretty. Mr. Duncan looks so cute and I bet he really enjoyed this outing.

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  3. Hi Denice! OH, what a lovely drive and I enjoyed it very much! The golden rod is simply beautiful! Little Duncan is really growing and is a handsome little guy! Hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  4. Happy beginning of Fall to you! What a very nice drive! Hope the rest of your week is filled with good things!

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  5. Hi Denise. What a beautiful ride. I can see why it would be your favorite. The goldenrod picture with the fence is so beautiful as all your photos are. Wow, little Duncan is growing up. What a cutie..Happy Fall Day..Judy

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  6. You found a lot of color considering it was two weeks ago. I love that vivid red leaf. Gorgeous. Your Duncan is so handsome and I am glad that he is making a fine traveling companion.

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  7. My favorite furry bad boy is turning into quite the handsome young man! Happy Fall Denise-enjoy:@)

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  8. You have again captured some lovely photos along the Blue Ridge….and dear Duncan of course! The weather is wonderful, isn't it?

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  9. Beautiful pictures, thank you so much - love the Blue Ridge and stunning mountains.
    Duncan is turning into a very handsome doggie. Looks like he liked his ride.
    Mary

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  10. Great photos, Denise. Love the ones of Duncan...he's grown to be a handsome boy!

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  11. Oh look at sweet Duncan. He is quite a handsome lad. I hope that he is settling down. Our pups are nearly two years old now, so they should be showing some maturity and calming down. Boone is beginning to listen and gain a small vocabulary. Our last dog seemed to know everything we were talking about. Gorgeous fall photos. Your country side looks green and lush. Here the landscape has turned brown under the burden of heat and no rain. While the mornings and nights are cool and quite pleasant, the days have been quite hot. We need rain, but not until our hay has been bailed. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  12. Happy Fall, Denise! Your photos are just so bright and colorful. Of course, Duncan is such a charmer. I'm glad he enjoyed the outing, as well.

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  13. Lovely scenery to see in your photo's - great colour too.

    All the best Jan

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