Monday, October 15, 2012

Arabia Mountain After The Rain

 
You know you are crazy about Arabia Mountain when it rains and all you can think of is this: I must get to Arabia and see all the clear pools of water!  Luckily, my husband is just as crazy as I am.
On October 3rd, we met our son there and we all enjoyed the pools on top of the mountain and the cascading water forming into waterfalls on the eastern side of the mountain.  The Yellow Daisies were still lovely and we even saw a Monarch butterfly!  The beautiful sunset was an added bonus.   Hope you enjoy it too...
 


 
 
 
 
 
It's almost dark now and we still have to get home and cook our dinner and it will be very late when we eat, but it is worth it, don't you think?
 
 
 
 
Richard took every one of these photos* and this last one is the one that I have as my header photo for this month.  I think it is a beauty! Oh, and thanks to all of you who left happy birthday wishes on my last post for my father-in-law.  He was most pleased about that post and to read your well-wishes. Thank you! And danke schoen!

*Correction! I took the heart shaped leaf photo and the one with the rocks in the very clear water, the one that my son believes to be in the shape of Georgia! Thanks, son!

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    1. Thanks, Debra. Glad you enjoyed the walk with us!

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  2. Very much worth a late dinner. Thank you for posting these.

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  3. Oh, how beautiful.....I'd love to see all those pools of water. You know I love that picture of the heart-shaped leaf!!!! We've been seeing so many monarchs out back and you know I think of you every time. Can't seem to get a good, clear shot of one though....but will keep trying!!!!

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    1. Yes! If you look back at your heart-shaped photo, it was very close to the time we did this walk! And you know that I took the heart-leaf photo! Aren't the monarchs amazing? I think they might be posing for us since they know I wrote about them! HA HA

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  4. Hey Mom!

    Great post with beautiful pictures. It's good to know that we're all the same kind of crazy - the crazy that savors natural beauty whenever and wherever possible.

    Also, don't sell yourself short, you took two of these pictures! The one that caught my eye was the underwater rock formation that is shaped like the state of Georgia.

    Take a look, it's true!

    Love you,
    Christopher

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    1. Thanks, son! We are crazy about beauty, nothing wrong with that! And yes, I see the shape of Georgia there in the rocks, and the biggest rock could represent Atlanta!
      Love YOU,
      MOM

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  5. Dear Kay,
    another set of spectacular pictures from Arabia Mountain - that, along with my morning coffee, is the perfect start of a working day for me :-)
    Did you place the heart-shaped leaf there for the picture or was it just there, waiting for you to find it?
    Wonderful!

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    1. YAY! I'm glad you enjoyed another walk over Arabia with use!
      And the leaves are just beginning to fall, that one leaf was all by itself, and no I did not place it there. This pool was almost beside the lake and the tree which is there had just begun to shed it's leaves, very heart-shaped ones!

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  6. I love those sunset photos, they're really beautiful.Whatever the weather does, that mountain is stunning.

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    1. Thanks, Sulky Kitten! The mountain is so beautiful and the sunset was like icing on the cake for us!

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  7. Beautiful photos, Kay. Those sunset photos are so magical. I imagine I'd be there regularly, too, if I had that lovely place nearby. Looks like the monarchs are still hanging around -- you lucky girl!

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    1. Thank you so much, Martha. We really do love it. And Richard took a great shot of a monarch just today in our garden! Our little hummingbirds are gone now though, I will miss the little birds and their dancing!

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  8. The photos are absolutely stunning!

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    1. Oh, thank you! And we can't wait until the leaves change at Stone Mountain! Look out for a post from there in a few weeks!

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  10. Such beautiful photos! I like that heart shaped leaf, and the ponds.

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    1. Thanks, Terry! And I had forgotten that I had taken those shots until my son reminded me! :-)

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  11. Some great pics there, he will be delighted.

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    1. Thank you. And as you see from the nice comment from my son, I took two of them!

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  12. I just found your blog (you commented on my photo on Soaring through the World in Pictures) and your photos are quite interesting! I was at Toccoa Falls College when the dam broke but haven't been there in 25 years or more. I didn't know there were other mountains besides Stone Mountain in that area--the things you learn!

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    1. Hello!
      Thanks for your comment! Yes, I remember the Toccoa Falls College dam breaking all those years ago. It was a tragedy.
      Besides Stone Mountain, there is Arabia Mountain, Panola Mountain and an even smaller one called Pine Mountain which I only know about that last one because I know someone who grew up just behind it.

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  13. Magnificent shots, Kay. Your husband has a wonderful eye and a great sense of perspective for framing his photos beautifully. I just got a new camera a few weeks ago for my birthday. I am learning all the settings and after seeing these fantastic pictures, I can't wait to get out and about to capture some fall scenes in Kentucky before the leaves are all gone. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Mairead

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    1. Thanks so much, dear Mairead! Hope you have lots of fun with your new camera, with all the great leaf colors in Kentucky, I will look forward to your great shots! Hope you have a great weekend too, isn't it wonderful with all the Fall Festivals and pumpkins and cooler weather? :-)

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  14. It's so nice that you have a place to go for restoration, renwal, and wonder that never seems to get old. I have a couple such places.

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    1. Oh my, yes, you have understood us perfectly, My husband and I (and my son too) love Arabia Mountain for restoration, renewal and wonder that never grows old to us. Thank you so very much for your comment. I hope that you are well.

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