Saturday, September 25, 2010

Ride Along the Blue Ridge

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Today I tripped up a little north of Greenville, to the Blue Ridge Parkway..it was a super day for it too! The wildflowers are awesome right now...and that brings out the butterflies, I saw LOTS...

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I didnt bring along my butterfly field guide book, but I think this is a red spotted Purple..correct me if Im wrong..and then the Monarch was sooo pretty!

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Some areas had color showing up on the trees, I didnt get a good clear shot, TOO lazy to put up the tripod, but the color is pretty!


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The Parkway is filled with tunnels....VERY DARK tunnels!

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The views were incredible...in about a month I am coming back to dog sit...and the fall color should be at or near peak...I really hope to get back to the parkway for that!
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Heading back home tomorrow..and then if the weather holds we may go to the beach to celebrate our Birthdays! My birthday is only 5 days away from my Mom's!

7 comments:

  1. Ah choo! Those butterfly pictures are amazing!

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  2. Stunning scenery Dixxe. Breathtaking views in the first and last.
    I can only imagine what the colours will look like.

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  3. I can see why you keep going back to "dog sit." Beautiful shots.

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  4. "AH" you got me figured out Diana..well my sis pays for my gas and gives me what the Dog Feeder would be paid...and its free room n board and its close to the things I love to do...the mountains, hiking, and its JUST beautiful up there!!!
    AND I want to help make sis's life easier she has a LARGE burden due to her job. So che came home from that business trip with a totally cleaned house and a happy dog!
    (but the fridge was empty!)yikes-

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  5. The scenery is really beautiful, what a wonderful place to be visited. You are right, there is definitely autumn in the air, I promised myself not to be lazy this year and to go out with a camera to catch the autumnal atmosphere. It is so unique...

    It's great that you and your sister found a way both of you benefit from, it must strengthen your relationship significantly...

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  6. That blue butterfly is just gorgeous. Fabulous pictures.

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  7. Those butterfly photos are just gorgeous!

    Happy Birthday to you and your Mum :)

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