My Day of Discoveries


Yesterday was a pleasantly warm day with the possibilities of rain. So my sister and I want into the mountains to do some exploring. It was a wonderful day and full of many beautiful scenes. I took 139 photographs but I will just share a few with you. I hope you like them and that they add in some little way to your day.

 

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Now I live on the French Broad River. You have seen many pictures of the river and nearby mountains. There was also the English Broad River, which now has become the Broad River. The French Broad River is older than the surrounding mountains. It is also the only river in the continental US that flows south to north. It ends up in Tennessee. The following pictures of a river are the Broad River.

 

 

 

Storm coming in and mist in the mountains, Chimney Rock, NC. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

Storm coming in and mist in the mountains, Chimney Rock, NC. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

 

 

Old wooden bridge over the Broad River. Photograph and copyright Barbara Mattio, 2016

Old wooden bridge over the Broad River. Photograph and copyright Barbara Mattio, 2016 (in the rain)

 

 

The River. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

The River. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

 

 

Huge rocks. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

Huge rocks. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

 

 

In places it rushes by. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

In places it rushes by. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

 

 

I love the little white caps. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

I love the little white caps. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

 

 

 

The river rambles through the mountains. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

The river rambles through the mountains. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

 

 

The river flows through it. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

The river flows through it. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

 

 

River swirls. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

River swirls. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

 

 

River rock. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

River rock. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

 

 

The river. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

The river. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

 

 

The Broad River. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

The Broad River. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

 

Some of the rocks which have slid down the river are quite large. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

Some of the rocks which have slid down the river are quite large. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

 

 

Rocks from the mountains have fallen into the river. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

Rocks from the mountains have fallen into the river. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

 

 

Wooden bridge over the Broad River. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

Wooden bridge over the Broad River. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

 

 

The Broad River. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

The Broad River. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

 

 

The Broad River. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

The Broad River. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

 

 

A creek which feeds the Broad River. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

A creek which feeds the Broad River. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

 

 

 

I named this the Sunflower House. Photography and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

I named this the Sunflower House. Photography and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

 

 

 

The Eastern Continental Divide. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

The Eastern Continental Divide. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

 

 

I love lavender. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

I love lavender. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

5 thoughts on “My Day of Discoveries

  1. sedge808 says:

    beautiful photos, especially the last one.

  2. Oh, you are sweet. Nothing makes me happier than taking photographs except playing with my nine grandchildren. Hugs and light, Barbara

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