More fall photos

And I will continue until the last leaf falls…….

We went to early vote today, and there is a great view from the library where we voted.

This one is done in the surround mode.

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This one with in the panoramic setting.

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Ann and I carved pumpkins last night. Our different styles show here for sure.

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Ann’s is more traditional. Mine, well, I am not sure what mine is. lol

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It has turned into a beautiful fall

Each day the colors pop more and more. I love the colors, but I do not like when the all the leaves fall off the trees. With leaves on the trees, it feels as if we live in a tree house. Once the leaves are gone, we see houses in the distance and our tree house is no more. At least until May.

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This one was taken in the Biltmore Village. Such a pretty day.

 

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Jan’s Autumn Visit

Jan arrived Tuesday in a monsoon. It rained so hard that I thought for sure her flight would be delayed or canceled. Nope. She had a great flight to Charlotte, and then a quick one to Asheville. It had stopped raining hard, but it began again once we got in the car.

Hard to see the beautiful colors in a monsoon, but luckily the weather only got better each day. On the way home from the airport we did a few touristy things, and we walked through The Tobacco Barn which is a 7,700 square foot antique and junk shop. It is very historic in Asheville, and was once a place where people brought their tobacco to sell. Ask Ann about it some day. She remembers coming with her grandfather.

I found something I wanted there, and I might go back to get it. I could not get a very good photo, but you will get the picture. Hahahah literally. Actually, I think I will get the smaller rooster and a hen too. I think they would look great in the side yard, near the coop.

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Jan and I met in Coolidge Elementary School. We were trouble together. Lots of trouble.

The second day I toured her around Asheville. We drove by the Grove Park Inn

Next to the Grove Park Inn is a condo called The Fitzgerald. It has the same view as the Inn, so Jan and I drove into their parking garage and walked onto their patio to get a photo. Together we can be trouble.

What a view, huh?

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This is the view of downtown.

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We had lunch at 12 Bones, one of Asheville’s most famous barbecues. It has won national awards, and it will be featured soon on “Drive Ins, Diners and Dives.”

We drove all over that day, and it never rained!

The next day we went to the Biltmore Estate.

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After the estate, we drove around and saw more sights. We drove up Town Mountain Road into clouds ( Dianna, I know how much you like clouds!) and drove a bit on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Here we did a video. Once we started recording, Jan and Ann got quiet.

We had a great time. It went too quickly.

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Bye Bye Meals on Wheels

Yep…I have resigned…for a while anyway….The last Tuesday in October I will make my last delivery. I might go back, but for now I need to take a break. I have done this for two year. I will certainly miss some of my people, but there is no law that says I cannot go visit them, is there?

I took some photos today. It had rained all night, and it was getting so clear.

This one looks like a painting, doesn’t it?

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I have taken photos of this view before, but it always seems different.

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Long and skinny pine cones hanging from the tree.

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I liked this one because of the cows and the colors. Oh….what a great title “Cows and Colors.”

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We have not hit full color yet. In fact, I am sure we are not a quarter of the way there. However, it is suppose to rain hard, and I am afraid the leaves will fall off the trees before they have time to turn. I hope Jan gets to see some beautiful, fall color, mountain views next week when she visits.

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More Halloween….a month or so early

I love the orange glow of the Halloween lights. I might just put them back up when the Christmas lights come down. lol

Did you notice Pam is back?!!! Very glad about that.

Now for some photos…..

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Maybe I could hire myself out as a light decorator.

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