"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Fall has arrived


Last weekend, while my hometown and surrounding area was buried under 30 – 40 inches of snow, DH and I were kayaking in shorts and tank tops.  We went to a distant lake in the ‘mountains’ and we were able to find some signs of fall.


At the beginning of our paddle, we shared the lake with only two other kayaks.  It was so incredibly peaceful and quiet.


Later, a group of young men came out in a couple of canoes.  I think they were on a group trip from the city, and had never been in canoes before.  The seemed to be having a very good time, but were extremely noisy, so we just turned and went to the other end of the lake.  It was big enough for all of us.


During the past week, we’ve had over 6 inches of rain.  Here is the sky the night before it started.


After all the rain on Thursday and Friday, we decided to take a chance on a road trip for Saturday.  The day started out cloudy and drizzly,


Then the sun came out for awhile!

We had to take a short hike to reach our real destination for the day.  We had seen a picture of this site in an advertisement for West Virginia, and made it our mission to find it!






After leaving this park, we went to another area, but we ran into heavy fog, and had to call it quits.  Here we are just driving into the fog.  Before long, we couldn’t see anything!


Every parking lot near the hiking trail heads was full!


Driving back down the mountain, we saw a few more pretty scenes, and then we started for home.






Sunday was sewing day!  I finished the secret project.  what do you think?

Must go now…Be kinder than necessary…..Sunny



  1. Such beautiful photography! You two sure have lots of fun and see lots of pretty sites. I'm happy for you.

  2. Lovely photos thanks for sharing !!!!

  3. What wonderful scenery - the colours are great.

  4. What fabulous photos Sunny. Pleased you had a great time..
    Love your Fall...
    I know what you mean about the weather. Was going to go for a swim but when I got up it was cold and overcast...maybe tomorrow.

  5. Your fall colors are beautiful. Love all your pictures. We have finally cooled down, but still a lot of gree around us. Enjoy!

  6. Wow, just so pretty! I do love your new header. Or is it a Banner. :-)

  7. Sounds like two great trips and days of being outside!
    My favorite picture is the last one with the red leaves and the fence posts--did you take that one???
    hugs, di and miss gracie

  8. Wonderful photos, Sunny!!!

    I love the one before the rain, it's amazing! Those clouds!!!!

    I love autumn too, but we still haven't noticed it this year, 30ºC today in Mallorca (Spain)

    Thanks for sharing these wonderful pics

  9. GORGEOUS photos....makes me want to come right to your lovely Fall area. We have to pretend it is Fall in San Diego (G)!!!

  10. You are having a real mix of weather! Love all the photos to show that fall has arrived. So pretty!

  11. Wow! What gorgeous photos. Love the autumn colours and the scenery is just fabulous. Hard to believe that there was so much snow at home... I love snow!! :o) Now.. I'm butting WV on my bucket list.

  12. Such beautiful photos Sunny. Well worth the trekking and tripping to find such spots. Your weather sounds as changeable as ours! Good on you with your secret finish - I'm sure it is lovely!!

  13. When you come visit in december please bring your camera and a list of settings you use when you add pics to your blog. I love your photography. I have a great camera and take amazing photographs...really I do. But I have no idea how to make them look good on my blog with out them eating up space and causing my blog to load slowly. pretty please....I will make you dinner.


You comments mean a lot to me. Thanks for stopping by.