Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Catching People Unaware

I usually don’t take photos of strangers however I have one from our recent trip to Skyline Drive. These folks along with some members of our family (not pictured here), were climbing the rocks at Blackrock Summit.

Here’s our granddaughter at the top of Blackrock Summit

Mom and stepdad watching her from below

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Lens Artists Challenge – Mountains Are Calling

This week’s topic came at the perfect time for me since we just returned from a fall trip to Wintergreen, Skyline Drive, Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smokies. We took a short hike to a waterfall in Wintergreen which was near the house we rented.

We also did some hiking on the trails of Skyline Drive. We have been going there each fall for about 50 years.

There is a fun place to pick apples – Carter’s Mountain – located in Charlottesville, VA. It has gotten so busy over the years that you have to buy tickets to get in.

Our last stop before coming home was the Great Smokies. We spent some time in Cherokee and Maggie Valley as well. This photo was taken on our way up the walkway to Clingman’s Dome. It’s a steep, steady walk but the views were well worth the hike.

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Lens Artists Challenge – Treasure Hunt

This week Tina is leading us on a treasure hunt through our photos. The list of items includes

  • A pet or pets (yours or someone else’s)
  • The moon or the sun (extra credit for both in one image)
  • Clouds (extra credit if you also include rain or snow)
  • A reflection
  • A child (extra credit if with other family members)
  • An umbrella (extra credit if you include a person using it)
  • A truck (extra credit if you include the driver or what the truck is hauling)
  • Autumn foliage (extra credit if it’s something that only blooms in the fall)
  • Something fun you found on a walk

Here are mine for the week

Our little Gidget in her basket for a bike ride.

The moon

Reflection and clouds

A child holding an umbrella

A truck in a parade hauling a large rooster

Autumn foliage

Something fun found on a walk – this was in DC on a bridge walkover. I think they are called love locks.

Thanks Tina for sending us on a treasure hunt through our photos!!