Life is a Beach


As many of you know, I was visiting my oldest daughter over the holiday. We went to the beach on Sunday and the weather was forecasted to be a mixed bag of sun and rain. Sunday morning it was raining at the beach and that rain was then moving inland.

 

We went to the beach while the storm came inland. We went to Holden Beach and it was sunny and beautiful except there were hardly any waves, something Stephanie and I had never seen before. Over the course of a few hours, we had the most interesting sky, which I photographed. It was really a special day at the beach and then we went and ate crab. Here are some of my pictures. I hope you like them.

 

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Photograph and copyright 2015 by Barbara Mattio

                             

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Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio

 

 

 

Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2015

Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2015

 

 

 

photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2015

photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2015

 

Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2015

Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2015

 

 

Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2015

Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2015

 

Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio

Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio

A Saturday Adventure


Hello everyone. I thought I would tell you and show you about our adventure. On Saturday, Maggie, my sister and myself started out on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was fascinating. Though still summer, there are many hues of green on the trees and shrubs. It was truly amazing. We went to the Folk Art Center, where local artists sell their wares and are often available to talk. Next we drove on to Black Mountain, where Maggie used to live. We had lunch with all the other tourists and took my sister to the old general store. They carry so many items. It is a huge building and it is full. Maggie hauled me over to a display of walking sticks.

 

Now I have my decade old cane which has a wizard carved into it. I keep refusing to get other sticks, but they both were hounding me and I did find one I like. They Amy found a matching one. They are from the Great Smokies and have bear prints on them. Amy told me they would be great for “off roading.” In other words, when they get me to leave solid ground for a trail. These beauties were the least expensive I have seen anywhere. So they came home with us.

 

I thought I would share some of my photographs from the day, with you.

Namaste, Barbara

 

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  Really cool cloud formations as twilight begins to come upon us.

                            Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2015

 

 

 

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   The mountains here are literally layer upon layer. There is a book published that                                   gives all the names of the mountains. It is a fairly thick book. Photograph and                                      copyright by Barbara Mattio 2015

 

 

 

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 The clouds here are amazing. Photograph and copyright by

                               Barbara Mattio 2015

 

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A predictor of autumn? Some leaves are turning colors. Photograph                                and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2015

 

 

DSC_0614                                    Blue Ridge Mountains. Photograph and copyright by

                                  Barbara  Mattio 2015

 

 

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 Thin needle evergreen. Photograph and copyright by Barbara                                          Mattio 2015

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  Maggie and Amy on our excursion.

                                                 Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2015

 

 

Off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2015

Off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2015