Sunday, November 4, 2012

Stone Mountain, Warm Autumn Day

 
 

Stone Mountain on Saturday, Nov. 3rd...beautiful day, the temp went up to 80 and even though it looked autumnal, it was very warm.  This pansy was at the base of the mountain just before the walk-up trail.  I took this photo but almost all of the rest are by Richard.  Enjoy!

 
 
 
If you saw my Wordsworth post recently, you saw this covered bridge at Stone Mountain.  Here it is in the season of Autumn.  The Cherokee Trail goes around Stone Mountain and at one point crosses over the walk-up trail but it also goes through the woods and at this point it is the stone wall right beside the lake.  This was a bit scary when I was one of the leaders on a Boy Scout hike years ago.  Can you imagine taking little boys and telling them to walk alongside this lake? It was in the winter and I just knew one of them would fall in! 
 
The colors made such a nice reflection in the lake, this looks like a painting to me.
Here's a photo that Richard didn't take!  He is enjoying the lake here and just look at that beautiful tree that was just above us as we drank our coffee.  I looked up and had to take this photo...
 
It was sunny and warm and the water was sparkling in the bright sunshine!



 
 
 
We spent hours at Stone Mountain and we so much enjoyed all the colors.  Hope you loved this beauty as much as we did!

27 comments:

  1. What a beautiful way to spend the day. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos with us. xoxo

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    1. So happy you liked it too. We love Stone Mountain. Other people wonder why we go so much. We say, "How can you NOT?" :-)

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  2. What a gorgeous trip. I love those old covered bridges. We had a few of them in Pennsylvania when I was a kid but I don't know how many of them survived. That tree above where you were sitting is just spectacular. xo Diana

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    1. We are lucky to have this one to enjoy at Stone Mountain! You can see from the sign that it was moved from Athens, Ga. So many of them are long gone. I think they are beautiful.

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  3. All of these are beautiful, no matter who took them, Richard or yourself! Thank you for once again taking us with you on a walk on such a lovely day!
    And... did one of the boy scouts actually fall in?

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    1. Thanks, Meike!
      And you will be happy to know that all of the Boy Scouts carefully stepped alongside that lake and not one fell in! (Hey, they were Boy Scouts, after all!)Of course, I didn't say a word about my worry, just breathed a sigh of relief after the last boy was past the lake! It was in the winter and the lake was much higher, much closer to the edge of that wall!

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  4. You're so lucky Kay, to have so much natural beauty on your doorstep. Beautiful photos - the lake with all that gorgeous autumn foliage looks so peaceful and still.

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    1. We love Stone Mountain and all the trees and lake surrounding it!

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  5. You always find new and interesting aspects of Stone Mountain. How lucky you are to have it so near to you, Kay.

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    1. Even though it gets very busy at times, we know how to get away from the crowds!

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  6. Beautiful images, Kay, and a great way to spend the day. There is so much to this mountain, and you keep surprising us with new things each time. Like that bridge! It's so cool, and so is its history...except for robbers hiding on the overhead timbers, of course!

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    1. Yes, I wondered about those robbers hiding on the overhead timbers! I wonder, did people just try to go as fast as they could over one of the bridges? Or would they have gone slowly but made sure that they had a gun at the ready? It does make me wonder about it...

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  7. oooohhh, I love that covered bridge! It's so dreamy and romantic. And the colors are so beautiful!!! What a gorgeous day ~ thanks for sharing the lovely pictures!

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    1. It's funny that you say dreamy and romantic. We saw several couples walking across the bridge, just like us...and the bridges were also called "kissing bridges" since couples were hidden and could steal a kiss.
      If you study my blog enough, you will know Stone Mountain before you ever see it! xx

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  8. Love the bridge! None of the trees have changed colors down here, may be another month!

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    1. Our trees seem to be very late too, but just today, I could see a real difference! Maybe yours will be in time for Thanksgiving, just around the corner!

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  9. Spectacular photos. I just love the colors of fall. I grow nostalgic each year as the last yellow leaves are blown to the ground. Love the covered bridge. I hope someday to find and photograph more of Kentucky's covered bridges.
    All the best,
    Mairead

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    1. Dear Mairead!
      Hey! Did you see my last post where I found some cream crackers! Isn't that funny? I mentioned you in that post, don't know if you saw that!
      I have heard that there are a lot of covered bridges in Kentucky,hope you will show them to us on your blog. Honey, I don't know how you have time to blog as it is, with all your little ones. You must be a super-woman! xx

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  10. What lovely colors! This looks like a very relaxing place in the Autumn. I would love to talk a walk down by the water and over the bridge. Thanks for sharing this and allowing me to do so "virtually".

    Lucky duckies, getting such nice weather! Hope you both are well.

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    1. By the water and over the bridge, yes it was such a lovely walk and you are welcome to come with us anytime.

      I just noticed that you said on your blog that you are always chasing beauty, me too!

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  11. Stunning pics, Kay! I especially love the ones with the water reflecting the fall colours. We had a glorious fall here as well, but it's all over now that we have snow!

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    1. Thanks, Jane!
      For some reason, I am not able to see your blog, it says I have not been invited. Have you made it into a private blog? Let me know...
      So nice to see your pretty face here! xx

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    2. No, I had changed the URL to www.missesjanesjewels.blogspot.com - my profile should lead you there now, as I re-published it a day or two ago. Sorry for all the confusion and thanks for sticking with me ;)

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    3. Oh that's good, I see I can get to you now. Don't worry, I don't give up too easily! ;-)

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  12. Oh my Gosh - these pictures really bring back all the memories of long ago. It was either November or January when we used to visit Sandy. The red trees are just as I remember them - gorgeous.

    re. the mustard. I spoke to Sandy this afternoon and told her that you too were caught out by the English mustard - she had forgotten about it until I mentioned it, so you see, a few words or pictures and the memories fly across oceans.

    Thank you for the lovely walk up Stone Mountain.

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    1. Dear Pat,
      Of course I think of you when I do a post of Stone Mountain and I am so glad that you liked this one.
      And I notice that there are a lot of red trees in this post, except for the bright yellow one that was above us as we had our coffee and oddly enough, it is the color of mustard!
      I like the idea of memories flying across the oceans, makes the world a smaller, friendlier place to me! xx
      You are very welcome for this walk, ya'll come back now, ya hear? :-)

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