Autumn Splendor on Whitetail Ridge

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Sometimes words get in the way.

As I walked through the campground this morning, every sight I saw brought a poem, song or psalm to mind.  I felt almost as though I walked on the edges of another dimension.

I hope that you can sense some of that in these photos.  🙂

acorns

exposed tree roots

fall colors

grass seeds

lakeside

moon

odd hollow stump

One kind of creepy note — really weird hollow stump.

 

pine cone and acorn

shell

squirrel

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towels

tree trunk decorated for fall

tree sculpted by vines

waters edge

casita at whitetail ridge

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  1. You find the beauty everywhere! Even on a laundry line.

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    • Kim, I think I look for beauty on the macro scale because I was so near sighted when I was a kid that the only place I could see was around my feet! It has served me well. I truly can find something to take my breath away almost anywhere. 🙂

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  2. Love this …. yes… I have never quite ‘got’ the folk who can’t see the trees for the forest .. or is it .. see the forest for the trees … HAHaaaa… whatever… I don’t like a lot about me but my ability to see things that give me absolute pleasure is something I am ever so grateful for.. you know kinda like a kitten with a piece of lint? You ever watch a kitten carry on over such a thing?

    I burst out in song whenever… and wherever … My God How Great Thou Art and I’m not even religious but He’s still great! to American the Beautiful to The Hills Are Alive … to I Feel the Earth Move … under my feet… Something About a Truck … 😉

    I’m getting antsy again… you brought back memories of how wonderful it is to be just out exploring and smelling …. all the senses coming alive…

    sigh

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    • Carolyn, some of your trip pictures were indescribably beautiful. I had never seen such majesty before. How I would love to see those places!

      And I remember when you burst out in song and what an emotional whammy those scenic mountain drives gave you.

      And yes, I feel some of the same thing, on a smaller scale, when I see these exquisite details of nature as she winds my favorite season down. 🙂

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      • aw… I’m glad you remember … I tell you! on my knees… Fall is a glorious time of the year… I wish I had been blogging in 2007 when I went to New England for the Fall foliage… man oh man oh man!

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  3. Jan McGilliard

     /  November 10, 2013

    Magical! What was the temp?

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    • Jan, it got up to 70 today. We are supposed to have two more wonderful days around 72, then it will get cold.

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  4. There is something magical to me about trees and water. And the Autumn is just the best time. Your pictures always reflect such beauty thank you for sharing as always.

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  5. cozybegone

     /  November 11, 2013

    How something as sweet as a twisted tree can make you stare at it…you captured some beauties! Beach is a beauty down here…wow!

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    • Yes, it’s the details and how they came to be. 🙂

      I bet you are in WOW mode down there! That beach looks like heaven on earth!!! Enjoy!!!

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  6. MarciaGB

     /  November 11, 2013

    I did get that other-worldly feeling looking at these pictures. A world where all is calm, serene and peaceful and all is well.

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    • Marcia, I am so glad you picked on up that feeling. I was wondering if I sounded like I was nuts. But there is something so deeply moving about everything being the way it is supposed to be that almost seems to warp time and space for me!

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  7. Great shots! It looks very peaceful 🙂

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  8. Yours “posts” are coming to fast….haha…what a SUPER group of photo’s…I can’t even pick a favorite…I am envious of your and Ron’s campsite…..need to put that on my list of places to see…thanks for sharing…..Happy Trails…Horst sends

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    • When I’m out somewhere, the posts just fly. When I am at home, I have to work at them a little harder. :).

      I just love finding tiny little “worlds” to enjoy and to share. No matter where we are, there is something special if we look.

      This is a wonderful campground. It has all the amenities we need, but retains the rustic feeling. It also attracts a lot of tent campers. I bet you would love it.

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