Monday, October 24, 2011

Neighborhood Color and First-born's Birthday

While the color is pretty much gone in the higher elevations of the NC mountains, beautiful color remains at elevations of 3,000 feet or lower and in the foothills.  Today, I drove my aunt from her home in Morganton, NC up the mountains to Boone so that she could enjoy the colors.  We found some brilliant color.  We had a lovely drive up and stumbled upon a very nice restaurant for lunch.  Then we returned to Morganton via another route, down the side of other mountains.  When we dropped by her apartment, my aunt began to tear up.  She was that grateful that I drove to Morganton so that I could spend a day with her driving in the mountains.

The following two photographs are not from today's outing but were taken in our community last week.  As you can see, we are still enjoying the colors of this season.

So what does this yawning little baby have to do with autumn joy?  She just happens to be the most joyful thing about autumn.  We first saw her on October 24 a bunch of years ago.  This is our daughter the day she and I came home from the hospital.  She was a delightful, easy going beautiful baby.  Now she is a delightful and easy going beautiful woman.



Ms. A said...

Wish I was there to enjoy the color and the cooler weather.

Happy Birthday to your daughter!

Dawn Fine said...

beautiful fall colors! Happy birthday to your daughter!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

My Daughter-in-law's birthday is today. The Mother of my Granddaughter.
She is a sweet kind girl.
Your daughter looked so cute as she started life.
Beautiful mountains of yours!!!!
xx, Fern

Karin said...

What a gorgeous drive that must have been and I'd tear up too if someone took the time to take me for a ride and enjoy lunch together! We need more folks doing that! Happy Birthday to your eldest!Adorable dress!

Rudee said...

Happy birthday to your daughter.

That is such a sweet story about your aunt. I wish I could go for a drive in the mountains, too.

Wayfarin' Stranger said...

Our trees are starting to look pretty bare, which gives the remaining colors a special brilliance. We have some maples remaining that are dazzling!

October is a great month for first-borns; ours celebrates his tomorrow, October 26. Jim

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures!

Happy Birthday to your First-Forn!

Tipper said...

Such a pretty baby! I hope her b-day-was extra special : )

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Wow! What beautiful autumn colors. I'm so glad you and your aunt had a great drive. Happy birthday to your daughter!

Busy Bee Suz said...

That is the cutest lil' baby girl ever. :)
So nice you took the time to visit with your Aunt. Apparently it meant a lot to her.

Barb said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter. I love the photo of your colorful mountains receding in the distance. Enjoy fall! (It is snowing hard here.)

KB said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter!

I love your autumn colors. I saw your earlier post that also had an amazing combination of yellows, oranges, and reds. Wow!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Did your first born have a good birthday?? Hope so!!
The man was suppose to come on Monday and here it is Wednesday and no GUY!!!!!
I think it is a conspiracy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
xx, Fern

Cheryl said...

Isn't it lovely, autumnal colour cannot be beaten. There is a softness about it that I love.

Happy Birthday to your dear daughter. I can tell you love her with all your heart, and that is so refreshing.

You are a good niece. What a kind thing to do.

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone.