Weekend Before the Big Foliage Show

This coming weekend is supposed to be the peak of foliage in the mountains surrounding our home.  The trees in our area are starting to show some color, and as always, the show is a pretty one.

Last Sunday we headed to the lake for one last boat ride and to take the boat out of the water for the season.  We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day for our last ride; it was sunny and warm, warm enough to ride on the boat in just a t-shirt and shorts.

It was such a pretty day, I couldn’t resist taking some pictures on the way to the lake. 
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I am a mountain loving girl and will never get tired of the beauty that surrounds me. 
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Looking at these pictures, you wouldn’t guess that we are a hop-skip-and a jump from the lake, would you?
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Sailboats and fishermen also took advantage of the pretty day.  I most likely won’t see this mountain again until April or May.
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The trees behind out dock are showing a bit of color.  We plan to thin out the smaller trees this winter so that the larger trees will grow better and so that we can better see the lake from our building site.  We won’t be building for a long time, but it never hurts to work ahead.
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This weekend I hope to take a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway to enjoy the foliage there.  If I’m lucky, it will be at its peak.  I like to look at the leaves, but honestly, I dread the clean-up process as we are usually still raking in December.

Are the leaves changing in your area? 

Comments

  1. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    Wow! What beautiful mountain shots. 🙂 There hasn’t been a lot of color here, but it’s starting to peep out!

  2. I love the shot of your One Day Lake Home :)…I can just “see” something with a wide sweeping porch…and a swing…oh, wait…that is my dream lake home :))

  3. I don’t think our color here are as vibrant as some years.

    Have you been to the Peaks of Otter lately? We used to go many years to the buffet, but haven’t heard anything about it in a long time.

  4. We’ve never been at the lake in the fall. I can’t wait to see that mountain!

  5. Grammy Goodwill says:

    Great shots. I think you’ll see some more this weekend. I noticed how beautiful the trees were yesterday on 81 when I was going to my folks’ house.

  6. I am so jealous! I wish I lived somewhere where the leaves actually turned a pretty color. Here in the South Carolina lowcountry we kind of go from green to brown! I kid, we do have a few pops of red from bradford pears and japanese maples in peoples yards.

  7. FrouFrouBritches says:

    It is just beautiful there! The mountains and the lake are stunning. I love fall foliage too, but haven’t seen very much around here. We have a couple of more weeks until our peak season.

    Funny how your perspective changes from kid to adult. When we were young, we loved to rake up the leaves and we would make little piles of leaves to make the outline of a house with rooms (like a house plan) or we would rake them up and jump in them. Now, it’s WORK. ICK!

  8. You are so lucky to live in such a beautiful area! I love the mountains as well. Here in Kern County we are surrounded by mountains but rarely get to see them due to the air quality and fog during the winter. But on those perfect days that we do get to see them, they are breath taking!

  9. Southern Lady says:

    Gorgeous views! Carla

  10. Kristens Creations says:

    Thank you Paula! I am very excited about it…now we only have to wait about a year…lol.

    You have some gorgeous views around you. We have some really pretty mountains around here too, we need to get out and take a drive when the leaves start changing.

    I still think your dock is the neatest I’ve ever seen and it’s on a beautiful lake!

  11. eddieross says:

    We can just feel the fresh fall air in these photos! So beautiful! Have a great Halloween weekend!!
    xo E + J

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