Monday, January 16, 2012

Wintry Mountain Weekend

I had not been to our mountain cabin since early November.  Since this is a three-day weekend, Charlie and I loaded the dog up in the truck and came up here to the North Carolina mountains.

As you can see, we got a bit of winter white stuff while we were here.  It started snowing Saturday night, and we woke to a nice blanket of white the next day.

We rode around a bit and took some pictures before it started to melt.  Some good potential paintings....

Here is something "quilty" at our neighbor's place.  They have added one of the popular quilt squares to their shed.

That block looks an awful lot like one that my Cyberbee used for a block swap a few years ago.  I made this quilt with those blocks in the border.

Back to our ride.  There was a hawk sitting on a tree branch near the road.  I think the snow must make it easier for birds of prey to find their next meal.

By the afternoon, the snow had melted in the open areas that get sunshine, but the mountain ridges in the distance looked beautiful covered with white.

When you zoom in on the mountains, it's hard to tell where the sky ends and the mountains begin.

In the late afternoon, the sun is quickly obscured by the mountain.  That time of the last golden sunlight is one of my favorite times to take pictures.

Kasey did not hesitate to take her usual dip in the creek when we got to the bottom.  She looked so shiny with the water and snow sparkling in the sunlight.

Peak Creek looks very pretty in the winter.

This is our most photographed view of the creek from the bridge to our place.  You can see the dam that once powered a copper mine on the top of the mountain.

Today we will stop at Katy and Kenny's in Kernersville on the way home, for a visit with them and my father, who is thriving on the excellent care from my sweet sister.   I am looking forward to the visit, but hate to leave this beautiful mountain land.

1 comment:

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Looks like you had a very lovely time and yes some great inspiration for paintings :)