Views from my new home


I am now settled into my new home which is in Asheville, NC. We have an apartment on the third floor and I have wonderful views of the mountains and the French Broad River. I have done some research and found out that the river is older than the mountains. I find that very cool. Also the river flows south to north and is the only one in America to do so.

 

I hope you enjoy the pictures:

 

 

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Photography and copyright Barbara Mattio 2015

 

 

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   Photography and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2015

 

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             Photography and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2015

 

 

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  Photography and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2015

 

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    Photography and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2015

 

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        Photography and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2015

 

 

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       Photography and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2015

 

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           Photography and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2015

On a Gray Monday


My pond in Autumn    Photo by Barbara Mattio

My Pond in Autumn.  Avon, Ohio.   Photo by Barbara Mattio

On days like this, you can get depressed or you can fill yourself up with beauty. It isn’t always easy. The branches are bare and the Gardens are empty. Darkness comes so early in the day.The grayness feels unending. What I do is visit the inner landscape which is always bright with color, filled with scents and filled with the love of the Divine.

I turn also to color; happy memories; warm, savory food. I often try to paint but my creativity seldom flows on these days. More’s the pity!  Balance the gray with what is joyful and happy in your life.

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I advise reading poetry; dancing around your house to your favorite music. Meditation and chanting is a good counterbalance to gray days. Looking through old photo albums; perhaps learn something new. I also like to stretch and move my muscles around to get the blood flowing and raise my metabolism up which also makes you feel better.

I am going to share some of my photos which brighten my spirits.and puts a smile on my face. I hope you enjoy some of my photos and I wish everyone a wonderful day.

 

June roses

June roses

Climbing roses

Climbing roses

"Windsor,

Costa Rican RainforestPhoto by Barbara Mattio

Costa Rican Rainforest
Photo by Barbara Mattio

Sunset.  Photo by Barbara Mattio

Sunset. Photo by
Barbara Mattio

Eagle poses. Photo byBarbara Mattio

Eagle poses. Photo by
Barbara Mattio

Western North CarolinaPhoto by Barbara Mattio

Western North Carolina
Photo by Barbara Mattio

Western NC. Photo by Barbara Mattio

Western NC. Photo by Barbara Mattio

Cedar Point, OhioPhoto by Barbara Mattio

Cedar Point, Ohio
Photo by Barbara Mattio

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"Weeping

Downtown Houston, Tx.Photo by Barbara Mattio

Downtown Houston, Tx.
Photo by Barbara Mattio

Have a wonderful week everyone!