Archive for November, 2011

New River Gorge

November 28, 2011

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When Betsy and I were in West Virginia this past September, we drove the old road down into the New River gorge and across the river.  From the old bridge we were able to see the new bridge across the gorge high above us.  The river and gorge are beautiful, and the new bridge emphasizes the depth and width of the gorge.

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Autum in the Glade

November 17, 2011

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I’m not prejudiced — much — but I think we live in a very beautiful part of the country.  Up here on the Plateau we get to enjoy all four seasons.  Even winter is not too bad, but don’t tell Betsy that I said that!

Our home is on the Druid Hills Golf Course here in the Glade.  There’s an overlook on the fourteenth hole that gives a spectacular view of the area in which we live.  It’s nice in any season, but does a wonderful job of showing off autumn colors.

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Sheer Bliss Rose

November 14, 2011

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A rose that is trying to give us some more autumn beauty is Sheer Bliss.  It’s a very pale pink that has provided us with many beautiful blossoms this year.

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From My Archives: Blue Hole Falls

November 10, 2011

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The pretty little waterfall above is Blue Hole Falls in Old Stone Fort State Park, Tennessee.  Blue Hole is one of three waterfalls around the perimeter of the park.  When we visited in  August, 2006, Tennessee was in the midst of a drought, so the water flow was low.  In spite of the drought, Blue Hole Falls is a peaceful, beautiful waterfall.

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Flowers From Our Yard: Waltz Across Texas Iris

November 7, 2011

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We put a flower bed near the road in front of our house because that is a sunny location.  The bed contains several varieties of plants.  The roses provide the most consistent blossoms, but our re-blooming iris are a delight, especially in autumn.  The picture of our Waltz Across Texas Iris was taken October 26 of this year.

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From My Archives: Duck River

November 3, 2011

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We came across this pretty scene at Old Stone Fort State Park, Tennessee, in August, 2006.  This small drop in the Duck River occurs after the drought-reduced river slowly moved through some grasses above the drop.  In spite of the low water levels, I thought this made an interesting picture.

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