Monday, November 11, 2019

Our World, My world

 Hello and happy Monday everyone!

** God Bless and thanks to all our Veterans** 


 Hubby and I recently returned from a road trip to Boone & Asheville North Carolina. We drove the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway in both Virginia and North Carolina.  We started off the trip driving the whole length of the Skyline Drive, Shenandoah my post on our first day is here Road Trip.

These photos are from our 2nd day on the Blue Ridge Parkway. We stopped at various overlooks and Blue Ridge Music Center. Our hike for the day was at the E.B. Jeffress Park on the Cascades Trail.

There was still plenty of fall colors along the Blue Ridge Parkway on November 2nd. 




The photos in this mosaic are views of the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Blue Ridge Music Center.  




 The Blue Ridge Music Center, a museum promoting the historic music and blue grass musicians of the Blue Ridge region.



Me and my shadow and the view from the Blue Ridge Parkway. 



From our hike in the E.B. Jeffress Park to the Cascades Waterfall.  The parking area is right off the Blue Ridge Parkway. They call this an easy 30 minute hike. If you take the steps to view the base of the falls it is more difficult. It is just a .8 mile round trip hike out and back, part of the loop was closed.




On the Cascades Trail we walked past by the Falls Creek and little cascades toward the taller falls. The mountain laurel lined the trail and there was still plenty of falls colors.


 A view of a small cascade.


More of the Cascades Waterfall.






Please check out and visit the following memes and links. I hope to see you there. 


Thanks to Angie the host of  Mosaic Monday

Thanks to LadyFi  the host of Our World Tuesday!


Thanks for visiting and commenting, have a happy day and a great new week!

108 comments:

  1. Hi Eileen,
    Very beautiful autumn photos.
    Shadow photography is wonderful!
    Have a good week and a nice day!

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    1. Thank you so much Ella! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  2. Maravilhosas fotos e mosaicos bem formados! Linda seja tua semana! beijos,chica

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    1. Thank You Chica! I always appreciate your visit and comments. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  3. Hi Eileen!

    Vackra vyer som fortfarande håller kvar glödande höstfärger. Det måste vara trevligt att i sin närhet ha tillgång till en så underbar natur som bara väntar på besökare. Överallt tycks det finnas vatten som alltid ger en extra dimension till naturupplevelser.

    Här börjar vintern så småningom ta kommandot och träden har släppt sina blad.

    Ha det gott!

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    1. Hello Gunilla, our country does have some beautiful national forest for all to enjoy! Thanks for the comment and visit.
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  4. ...wowo, such beautiful country! Enjoy your week, Eileen.

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    1. Thanks David! Yes, I was surprised I did not see many birds the whole trip. I heard a few Chickadee, Nuthatches and Kinglets, Crows and Blue Jays. Enjoy your day!

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  6. This place is quite natural and beautiful in every ways and it was nice reading the plaque about the person behind the name of the forest. Nice old instruments at display and superb captures!

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    1. Jeevan, thanks so much for your comment and visit. Enjoy your day!

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  7. Hello, Hope you are doing well. Loved the post. Amazing photos.

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  8. Hello Eileen,
    Beutiful photos! The waterfalls are very pretty.
    I wish you a nice day, and a wonderful week ahead!

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    1. Thank you Marit! have a great day and new week!

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  9. Your photos are so beautiful - you always take me on a wonderful excursion and today is one of the best. Happy Monday

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  10. Our fall is quite done. Snow this afternoon. Lovely mosaics. I keep forgetting to do one!

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    1. Hello Jenn, our fall is mostly done now too. Snow coming tomorrow! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  11. I love seeing cascades in the woods...and don't usually walk the trails any more, so I'm glad you did it for me to bring back pictures. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting so often! Hope you have a great week ahead.

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    1. Thanks Barbara! Hubby and I try to keep hiking. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  12. Beautiful colours of autumn! I like your shadows shot.

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    1. Thank you Nancy! I appreciate your comment and visit. Enjoy your day!

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  13. A natureza já vestida com as cores do Outono, aproveito para desejar e uma boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

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    1. Thanks so much for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  14. it has been 60 years since I last saw mountain laurel growing wild in the mountains. what a view and I love that first drive through the trees...

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    1. Hello, it is was seeing all the greenery along the trails. Thanks for the comment, Sandra! Enjoy your day!

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  15. God bless veterans, indeed!
    Both my grandfathers were in the number...
    Have a great week, Eileen!

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    1. Hello Luisella, my father and uncles were veterans of the WWII. They all fought for peace in the world. Enjoy your day and new week!

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  16. Nice mosiacs, have a BEAUTIFUL DAY.

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    1. Thank you Bob! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  17. you find some pretty amazing and beautiful place for hikes and retreats!! i like the pictures of the blue ridge music center, our older son plays guitar and loves music, he would enjoy a walk around the center!!

    the waterfalls are so pretty!! i think we all have some pretty amazing veterans in our families!!!

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    1. Hi Debbie,
      We've been trying to go on this road trip for a while, we missed all peak colors by a week or two. The Music Center was neat, it was a tribute to the Bluegrass musicians. Thanks for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  18. What a wonderful area and beautiful pictures the bluegrass music's main place
    I would enjoy it there

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    1. Thank you! Enjoy your day, wishing your a great new week!

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  19. Hi, Eileen,
    So Beautiful photos of autumnal trees !
    I love your colours.
    Landscapes of cascates are also very preties.
    Thank you for share.
    Have a nice week.
    Ailime

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    1. Thank you Ailime! Enjoy your day, wishing your a great new week!

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  20. I bet the views were even better in person. Just so much beauty.

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    1. Oh yes Rose! Being there is so much better. Thanks, enjoy your day and new week!

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  21. Beautiful. There is something mesmerizing about waterfalls. I could just sit and watch one all day long.

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    1. Thanks Dee! My hubby could sit and watch a waterfall all day. Enjoy your day, wishing your a great new week!

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  22. It looks like you had a wonderful trip, Eileen!

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    1. Thanks Pat! I do enjoy the trips! Have a great day and new week!

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  23. You saw some great scenery and shared it with us.

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    1. Thanks Red! Enjoy your day, wishing your a great new week!

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  24. What an incredible place to go for a wander! I enjoyed going along with you!

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    1. Thanks, I like keeping a memory of our trip. Hubby and I often look back at my blog post. Enjoy your day, wishing your a great new week!

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    1. Thanks Jim! Enjoy your day, wishing your a great new week!

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  26. YOu have some lovely vistas there...

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    1. Thank you Lydia! Enjoy your day, wishing your a great new week!

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  27. Beautiful autumnal mosaics. I especially like the water photos.

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    1. Thank you for the comment! Wishing you a happy day and week ahead.

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  28. Another great trip, beautiful autumn colours and a nice shadow shot.
    Enjoy your day and have a wonderful new week.

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    1. Bill, thank you for the comment! Wishing you a happy day and week ahead.

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  29. Beautiful drive and a lovely place for a walk too. How nice to see the waterfall.

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    1. Hello Lois, we did enjoy the walk and waterfall. Thank you for the comment! Wishing you a happy day and week ahead.

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  31. Your autumn is so pretty! Loving all your photos :)

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    1. Hello Betty, thank you for the comment! Wishing you a happy day and week ahead.

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  32. Thank you for taking me on a virtual hike today with you, such beautiful scenery and fresh air! It looks a great road trip, the blue ridge parkway is a beautiful part of the world. Have a wonderful week!
    Wren x

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    1. Hello Wren, thank you for the comment! Wishing you a happy day and week ahead.

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  33. It is beautiful area. Our son loves living there.

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    1. Hello Karen, it is a beautiful area. Thank you for the comment! Wishing you a happy day and week ahead.

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  34. A beautiful trail to stroll. It's great for museums and people to save and promote all kinds of history, including music. - Margy

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    1. Hello Margy, thank you for the comment! Wishing you a happy day and week ahead.

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  35. Eileen - a truly spectacular part of the world! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

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    1. Angie, thank you for the comment! Wishing you a happy day and week ahead.

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  36. A beautiful drive full of beautiful vistas---Lovely shots.
    MB

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  37. Looks like a lovely place for a walk. Beautiful autumnal colours

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    1. Thank you for the comment! Wishing you a happy day and week ahead.

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    1. Lady Fi, thank you for the comment! Wishing you a happy day and week ahead.

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  39. The Blue Ridge Parkway is such a beautiful drive. I haven't done it in a long, long time. Did you go to Biltmore when you were in Asheville? I've organized a number of meetings there - always fun and a beautiful location.

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  40. Thank you so much for sharing these spectacular images of your trip, Eileen! Really brought back some wonderful memories of long ago camping trips in the Blue Ridge Mountains!

    And special thanks for including the fall colors, since here in Florida we usually have only green and brown. :)

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    1. Thank you Wally! Enjoy your day and the week ahead.

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  41. Beautiful series of photos of your lovely journey ~ It is a wonderful area ^_^



    Happy Day to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thanks Carol! Enjoy your day and the week ahead.

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  42. A lovely collection of photographs.
    The waterfalls look attractive don't they.

    All the best Jan

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  43. This is wonderful, Eileen. We would both especially enjoy that music center!

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  44. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos!

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  45. Lovely collection Eileen. That first photo with the Autumn colours is so beautiful.

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  46. Scenic and peaceful. Thanks for dropping by!

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  47. More great nature photos ~ love them!

    Happy Day to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  48. Wonderful scenery brilliantly captured in your photos.
    All the best
    Maria

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  49. That's a lovely set of photos Eileen. You confirmed to me that you were in the area of Blue Grass music, which is almost impossible to hear in the UK. Thanks goodness for You Tube where I can also see some of the stars and the not-so-well-known.

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    1. Hello Phil, there are a few Bluegrass songs I like. My mosaic shows Earl Scruggs, he was one of the famous bluegrass musicians. Thanks for the comment. Thank you ! Have a happy day!

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  50. Great photos of what looks like a beautiful Fall road trip. Thanks for sharing Eileen and enjoy the rest of your week :)

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  51. Another Stunning Series - Travel On

    Cheers

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  52. your road trip brought some STUNNING views to eyes dear Eileen :)
    what a gorgeous first photo ,a perfect display of beautiful fall in your area :)

    loved the blend of images ,the panoramic view is breathtaking
    wishing you more blessings my friend !

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