Friday, February 22, 2013

Roaming the N Carolina Countryside

Sunday in Asheville was cold and windy....reminded me of Chicago.  It was in the 20's and eventually the sun came out, but the wind howled most of the day making it a miserable day to be out photographing  But since it was our last day there, we had no choice, it was today or our opportunity for roaming the N.Carolina countryside would be lost.

The day began quite cloudy, but the sun could be seen peeking through the clouds...it had snowed the night before leaving little bits of white.


Discovering beautiful fields of golden grasses was a treat to the eyes....



As we rounded a bend we came upon a flock of about 50 wild turkeys...what fun that was.  I don't know if I have ever seen a wild turkey let alone a whole flock.  Mr. Tom was in his glory.


Whenever we stopped to get a picture of the local animals we were always met with stares...somehow they knew we were either foreigners or they wanted their best side to the camera...not sure which.


Well at least they had running water....



Then finally the sun emerged and boy does that create a glorious scene in the mountains.  You can really witness God's glory in these mountains.





Believe it or not, I still have more to share, but not today.  It snowed last night, the most it has snowed all year and I am off with camera in hand to capture that beauty.  Happy Friday everyone!!

Please stop by my collaborative blog Focusing on Life where I am musing on TRAVEL. And since I have so many fence shots have linked up to Jan & Jer's Friday Fences.

"Prayer is not a 'spare wheel' that you pull out when in trouble; it is a 'steering wheel' that directs us in the right path throughout life."

Until next time....



29 comments:

  1. I adore that red shack next to the creek. So many beautiful shots. Have fun trooping through the snow today!

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  2. You must have been in heaven, with all the barns to shoot :-)
    Pretty photos!

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  3. You really got some lovely shots Deanna! Isn't it just wonderful how photography gets you out for excitement no matter what the weather. Makes your whole eye see beauty that you may never have noticed before! Such a beautiful place. Did you get a chance to see Biltmore while you were there?

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  4. Great shots Deanna; looks like the countryside I know. What road were you on, if you don't mind saying?

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  5. That is beautiful country. You got great shots.
    Now, you have your snow. I think I see more great shots, in your future.
    Have a great weekend. Have fun 'shooting'.

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  6. just beautiful country! love the dark, roiling clouds in the top shot!

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  7. Well, you have outdone yourself! These look like oil paintings!!! I would have ANY of them (well, maybe not the turkeys...lol.. hanging in MY living room!!! What an eye for a great scene you have.

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  8. One just kept getting better than the other, what a beautiful place that you captured to beautifully! And I don't believe I've run into wild turkeys either...a lot of things, just not those! Happy snapping in the snow!

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  9. God's glory, indeed! Wonderful captures! =)

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  10. These are wonderful photos, Deanna! I can't even pick a favorite unless it would be the first one! It looks like a painting. I really like all the old buildings and barns too.
    Can't wait to see more!

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  11. This was a wonderful series....I really enjoyed each and every one.

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  12. GORGEOUS! It was so pretty when it was still cloudy, but when the sun came out, wow! The blue sky is such a shocking blue.
    Beautiful

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  13. Your photos are gorgeous...you have a good eye for photography. I read your story and I want to say that I admire your spunk, courage n Faith. You truly embrace life. God Bless you!

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  14. Those clouds are AMAZING! Wowza!

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  15. Fabulous photos of some beautiful countryside! I especially love the first shot.

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  16. Deanna! First thing I have to say: THAT FIRST PHOTOGRAPH IS S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G.!!!!!!!!!! It honestly looked like a painting. You much frame it. Sell it. Make money from it. Place it in a museum. The world needs to see THAT photograph!!!!!!

    and

    Those AK heels of mine are very comfortable. The blocky heel is strong and the sole is cushy. They are divine, really.

    Love to you and your talent!

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  17. Truly beautiful! I don't think I've been to North Carolina - at least not this part. The snow capped peaks in the background are a bit of a surprise to me. The photos are all stunning. It looks as though you had a great trip.

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  18. Simply beautiful finds - that light in the first shot steals the show and I absolutely love that shot of the tree.

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  19. You framed awesome landscapes here, Deanna. The sky in that first with the burst of sunlight - oh my! What a contrast to the clearing skies at the end. Perfect!

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  20. Simply beautiful! I really enjoyed each and every one. Have a lovely weekend, Deanna!

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  21. What Beautiful photos you have shared! And yes, God's handiwork is definitely easy to see. (I could hardly wait until each of your photos appeared!) :-) Have a wonderful weekend!

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  22. Great pics. Cowboy loved the turkeys. We live in the city. There are still a few larger lots with some acreage and a little woods.
    There is a herd of turkeys traveling around. Only about 6 or so. We love seeing them. Wow to see this many in one place!
    All the pics are great as always. I love the church and what you said about prayer. That was great.
    Thanks for coming by to see me this week.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Blessings,
    Sherry

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  24. fabulous shots Deanna and my favourite is the intro' lead us right in photograph; what a beauty it is; wonderful scenery.

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  25. Oh Deanna, your pictures are just breath taking! I could practically smell that fresh mountain air. Honestly, it made me lonesome for my sister who lives in North Carolina. Even though we were born and raised in Wisconsin, every time I go to visit her I manage to pick up her accent within hours. How does that happen??? Thank you for sharing your lovely photos!

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  26. some one had a ball - amazing work Deanna. wow!! nice. those clouds are gorgeous. glad you linked up to FF. take care this weekend. ( :

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  27. Those clouds in your first shot look spooky.. That is such a great shot. Actually all of them are pretty amazing.

    Hugs~

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