Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Berries and lace, out to sea and a beautiful day

- The photos today are from a walk at Chatuge Dam in Clay County, North Carolina, when I was there July 4th weekend.  I took so many photos, I just have to share a few more.  You would have to click to enlarge to see the wild blackberries growing on a vine there.  They looked pretty beside the Queen Anne's lace - a much more beautiful name for the wildflower than its technical name Daucus carota.  When I was a young bride-to-be, the mother of my best childhood friend made centerpieces for the tables at a party they threw for me, out of pink roses and Queen Anne's lace she picked from the side of a road nearby.  I always think of Maxine when I see them.

- The trail runs alongside a campground and I just managed to snap a shot of sailboat with its colorful sail, sailing gracefully out on the lake.  Click to enlarge. 

- About 1/2 mile left until the end of my walk when I'm at this point - emerging from the shade of the pine trees.  My car is at the end of that paved drive.  It was a beautiful day.  

This week - three sisters from three different states are converging for our annual sisters weekend.  And we're going to the place we love best - the house by the river.  There is really no way to read blogs when I'm there, so I'll catch up when I return.  Have a great week!

15 comments:

  1. Enjoy your sister outing and grace us with some more of these beautiful pictures when you return.

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  2. I hope you have a wonderful trip and take many more great photos too! Have fun!

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  3. Up close the berries are really pretty.

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  4. You do share some incredible beauty. Thank you.
    I hope your sisters hook up is full of love and laughter. Have a wonderful time (which I am sure you will).

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  5. I love the image of Queen Anne's Lace with pink roses and I love the idea of three sisters meeting at a lake. Have a blast!

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  6. Hi Lynn - Chatuge Dam looks a wonderful place for a day out, a walk, sail etc .. great outdoors - lucky you ...

    Then this coming weekend have lots of fun with your sisters .. relax, walk, chat, laugh and generally just have family fun ..

    Happy times - cheers Hilary

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  7. I always enlarge your pictures. They are beautiful as is, but fantastic when seen in their full size:~)

    Have a great time on the visit with your sisters and I look forward to your return:~)

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  8. Enjoy! You know of so many beautiful places.

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  9. Ooooh! Hope your time with your sisters was grand Lynn!

    lg! :-)(I just saw mine. It was great as well!!) :-)

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  10. Have a GREAT time with your sisters....These are lovely lovely pictures.....They don't get bigger for me when I click them, darn it....

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  11. I love all the photos! Feel like I was there with you.

    have a wonderful Sisters weekend, which I know you will.

    And you'll always be a young bride-to-be to me.


    oxoxo

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  12. Berries n lace- great visual concept, n pic too! Good centerpiece idea-
    Wish I had sail time here, but would have to rent one. No time yet for fun. Looks like a nice spot!
    Quite a pretty place to walk, n a long walk to the car.
    Have fun with your sisters- I haven't seen mine in over a year now- n miss them.
    Will see you at catch-up time

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  13. I remember how much fun you had at your sisters weekend last summer. I hope it's as good all over again!

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  14. What a lovely spot to take a walk. I'm sure you sisters will have a wild and wonderful time together - you're having as I write! Don't get into any trouble you lot...of if you do...deny it! :)

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  15. Just to let you know, the picture of Whiskers is up at my site. It is such a cool picture -- there's so much to see in it:~)

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