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Wed Oct 23, 2013, 10:23 PM

Color and fun were served up in the Appalachian mountains this weekend

Some years the color is spectacular, others it is muted. It depends on the amount of rainfall and the varying temperatures. But always at the peak of the fall season the Appalachian mountains are overrun with folks looking and enjoying themselves.
This was a couple of days ago near Asheville, NC














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Reply Color and fun were served up in the Appalachian mountains this weekend (Original post)
Mira Oct 2013 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2013 #1
Mira Oct 2013 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2013 #4
Solly Mack Oct 2013 #3
postatomic Oct 2013 #5
Mira Oct 2013 #6
postatomic Oct 2013 #17
ohheckyeah Oct 2013 #7
sheshe2 Oct 2013 #8
KC Oct 2013 #9
Mira Oct 2013 #14
KC Oct 2013 #18
mnhtnbb Oct 2013 #10
Callalily Oct 2013 #11
brer cat Oct 2013 #12
Celebration Oct 2013 #13
Mira Oct 2013 #15
Mz Pip Oct 2013 #16

Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 10:29 PM

1. My dear Mira!

Ah, these are wonderful!

I think the 3rd one would make a most excellent jigsaw puzzle!

Are those pyracantha berries in the fourth?

The straw man is very well done, lol!

I think you had a good time...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 10:33 PM

2. Guess what, Peggy! I thought it was a straw man, too

and I got close and obnoxious taking the picture. Until she stood up and shook herself off.
But she never saw me or my utterly bewildered expression. My family had to listen about my shock for a good while though.

The Berries are called "American Ash"
(please pardon the expression)

edited to add this about the trees
https://www.google.com/search?q=American+mountain+ash+trees&safe=off&client=firefox-a&hs=Chr&rls=org.mozilla:en-US

except now that I see it the link is as long as the tree is beautiful

edited to add this just because I am so laughing:

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Response to Mira (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 10:50 PM

4. How funny about the straw person!

And I've never heard of the American Ash. They look so much like the firethorne berries of the pyracantha shrub.

Thanks for the info!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 10:38 PM

3. Beautiful shots!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 10:59 PM

5. I heart autumn

The colors are fleeting but in the short time they're around it's amazing. You got some great autumn photos.

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Response to postatomic (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 11:02 PM

6. Thank you very much, you winner you!

I was about to send you a PM saying: When I faced my first hosting I had all but sleepless nights embarking on it.
This may not be true for you in the least. But if you have questions, I'm willing to help.

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Response to Mira (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 12:34 PM

17. Thank you. I may take you up on that offer

I think I have the logistics figured out. It's the 'creative' element that I'm struggling with at the moment.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 12:06 AM

7. Great photos and beautiful color.

The trees haven't changed this much here in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 01:40 AM

8. Beautiful!

Thanks Mira~

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 02:20 AM

9. Those are

beautiful Mira. What was the temperature like there? I have family coming soon and hope to go somewhere around that area while they're here or at least up on the Parkway.

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Response to KC (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 09:02 AM

14. Temperature was unusually warm. High 60's no wind full sun.

But the locals said that it's ordinarily cooler with a possibly fierce wind. This week is high 50's. The locals also say the color will be good for another two weeks or so.

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Response to Mira (Reply #14)

Fri Oct 25, 2013, 03:40 AM

18. That's not

too bad then. It's my sister and 88 yr old Mom so I feel better about it if it's not too cold. However, it will be the 2nd week of
Nov so it may be colder then. I hope there will be some color left. lol

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 05:02 AM

10. Beautiful! I'm in Chapel Hill and we have hardly any color yet.

Also have friends in New Hampshire who are thinking about retiring to the area around
Asheville. I'm going to send them a link to your post!

Thanks for sharing!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 06:36 AM

11. Beautiful photos Mira!

And "hat" story and well and the photo made me grin!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 08:16 AM

12. Lovely, Mira.

Thanks for sharing.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 08:56 AM

13. Just gorgeous!

I am scheduled to drive to Asheville in a week, and I am afraid that will be after the peak season.

That guy does look like straw man, LOL@!!

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Response to Celebration (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 09:03 AM

15. If you go in a week it's still going to be beautiful.

We are at the beginning of the peak in color - there are still a couple of good weeks ahead. Enjoy!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 11:25 AM

16. Spectacular berries.

We don't get much fall color around here so I have to travel. I remember those mountains when we were in Asheville a couple of years ago in July. Gorgeous even then. Blue Ridge Mountains IIRC.

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