Saturday, October 8, 2011

Blowing Rock, NC

John and I drove up to Blowing Rock today. The weather was just gorgeous today! We walked around, had a bite to eat at Six Pence Restaurant, did a little shopping and just enjoyed a beautiful sunshine filled day together! Here are some photos of our day:

Main Street Blowing Rock, NC

Adirondack Chairs outside the Bob Timberlake Store.

Silk flowers in a shop.

Halloween black bicycle outside a shop.

Yellow leaves and Carolina blue sky.

Beautiful Key Windchimes in a shop. I might try and make this!



Beautiful Fall leaves in Blowing Rock.

Beautiful view of the Smokey Mountains!

I also went into a really love yarn shop. They had these sweater kits you could buy. This is what it looks like when you are all done knitting it. Two different view:



John and I are thinking of going back to Blowing Rock around Christmas. I think it would be really beautiful there with all the decorations!

Hope everyone is having a really wonderful weekend!

10 comments:

Tina said...

Such nice pics - beautiful windchime as well! :-)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Looks like the perfect place to spend a Fall day. Love the pictures!

Mary said...

Hi Sherri - thanks for stopping by so much - sorry I've been lax with comments, life is just too busy!!!

Anyway dear, in answer to your question (and thanks for your kind words about my pics), my main camera is the Olympus SP-590UZ (digital, not an SLR - so not cumbersome, or heavy, and no lenses to lug along, 12 megapixels, 26X zoom, lots of pre-sets, and great macro such as in my bee pics!).

Purchased mine last year for the Africa trip. I loved my pics from the safari and received lots of glowing compliments. This model has been replaced by the SP-800UZ, 14 megapixels and I will definitely think about this newer one if I have to replace mine - hopefully no time soon! Mine has a viewfinder which I love, the newer one doesn't. Seems many cameras are now leaving off the viewfinder and making the LED screen larger.

For more about the new model go to B&H Camera (best place to buy any camera), or the Olympus web site. Price is around $350.

Anyway, your pics of the trip to Blowing Rock are lovely - best time of year to visit is now - wish I had time to go as it's been years since I was there. Haven't even managed to get back to Asheville and dear Penny, hopefully next year though.

Hope you're feeling much better now.
Take care - hugs, Mary

jenclair said...

What a great name for a restaurant--Six Pence. Hard to refrain from adding, "a pocketful of rye."

The sweaters are gorgeous! Are you planning to make one?

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I love Blowing Rock. I haven't been there in several years. Maybe I can make a fall trip there soon.
Hugs,
Penny
p.s. thanks for saying such nice things about my house at Coastal Charm!!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

What a fun little town! You will have to go back...be it's darling for Christmas! Lovin' that sweater kit...we don't knit...but would love it completed - lol!! The leaves are just gorgeous, what a lovely drive it had to be driving!!

Lynne said...

You were in Mitford! I read that Jan Karon based Mitford on her town of Blowing Rock. I'd love to visit some day. I bet it will be charming around Christmas.

Happy@Home said...

My husband and I try to go to Blowing Rock at least once or twice a year. In fact we're hoping to get there soon. It's a perfect spot for a little getaway. The shop you showed with the silk flowers is my favorite. I've gotten in a lot of trouble there. LOL.
The sweaters are gorgeous!! Wish I knew how to knit.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Oh, I love Blowing Rock. My husband and I spent a couple of weeks there (gosh..., almost ten years ago). Loved to walk around the large pond..., go to the coffee shop, among other things. It's so gorgeous up there!!!

Kay said...

These are terrific photos! We've been really enjoying the glorious fall colors and the fabulous weather! We've been so lucky!


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My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!