Tuesday, August 16, 2011

the cabin

I treasure each year's vacation more than the last. Time is going by too fast and I know that very soon my boys will be all grown up. We spent a fabulous week in the mountains this summer. My first husband's family has a cabin in North Carolina.  He loved being there more than any other place on this earth. It's the perfect little cabin in a beautiful setting.


The trek from the cabin up to the top of the mountain is well worth it. The reward is a stunning view. It's apparently only a 3/4 mile hike, but it feels like about five miles to me since it's all uphill. At least the weather was nice and cool... even if the locals did say they were in a "heat wave".


There's a little one room shack at the very top that's been there for years.


And on the way to the top is a delightful little farm with two friendly horses, some goats that are taken care of by a very loyal dog, and two pretty cows.


The horses were my favorite. The white horse was especially interested in my camera. She did a good job posing for me.


The above is my submission for texture tuesday where the theme is movie titles. I'm going with A Walk to Remember. I loved the movie and I sure did enjoy our very memorable walk on the mountain. :)

And here are a few more from the hike to the top and back down...


I think this may be my longest post ever, but I have much more to share. It was a wonderful trip and I had way too much fun with my camera so there's more to come!


40 comments:

  1. These are beautiful! What a lovely spot to get away, and take shots!

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  2. This is so beautiful - such a cabin and such surroundings! I´d be there all the time! :-)

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  3. What a great post. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking. I so envy you your cabin in the hills. Those horses are lovely, especially the palamino. One of my daughters loves horse and when I showed her the pictures she said "Wow". I really enjoyed your pictures and look forward to hearing more. Thanks for sharing your holiday. :))

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  4. i love this post! and I want to live on that little farm.. or at the very least, take a walk to remember.

    Thanks for your comments yesterday.

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  5. Looks absolutely lovely! So glad you could get away for a week with your family. And "A Walk to Remember" - one of my favorites too!

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  6. A stunning set of images from your lovely walk. What a beautiful place for "getting away from it all".

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  7. Beautiful! I would love to visit!

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  8. Wow! Is that stunning! I love hiking and getting to the top of the mountain and taking in the view - what a natural and stunning reward!

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  9. Deb, this looks like it was a fabulous trip! These beautiful places get in your blood and pull you back again and again. I'm glad you have a place like that. I especially love the shots where it looks like you are on top of the world :) ~ Hope you have a great day!

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  10. Great shots. Quite different scenery than your Florida location - great colours.

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  11. Such a lovely place. We are situated where the mountains are a few hours away and the beach only a couple of hours away. The beach wins out most of the time. You've got me longing for some sweet mountain time now.

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  12. What great pictures! I've lived in WNC all my life so I guess I kind of take it for granted. I don't realize how blessed I am until I travel abroad and start missing the mountains. It truly is a beautiful place

    Blanejr

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  13. That looks like a fantastic place to visit! I love your edit for Texture Tuesday, that white horse is beautiful!

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  14. This place looks so peaceful. I wanna go! Love your pictures.

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  15. Wonderful photos! Love the Walk to Remember - very subtle and striking. Also love the horses, beautiful subjects. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your kind comments!
    XoXoXo
    Joy

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  16. Amazing clear photos ! Great texture work. Thanks for visiting my blog and your lovely comment.

    Kind regards Synnöve

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  17. Beautiful, Deb! How blessed you are to have this special place to go and rest!

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  18. I'm ready for my vaca there!

    These pictures just touched my soul and I love the tranquility of it!

    Alita

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  19. What a walk to remember! And I love All the Pretty Horses!

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  20. It's easy to see why you like spending time at the cabin. Beautiful place. We're heading to NC tomorrow - staying with friends in Weaverville.

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  21. Gorgeous! You post as many photos as you want... I enjoy every one of them!! :)

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  22. Beautiful images, looks like an amazing spot.

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  23. I hear you! The years are going by way too fast and soon they won't be able to make it up to the cabin because of jobs/schooling/time issues. So glad to see you enjoying every moment and getting such great memorable shots. The boys like they are in their element up there too!

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  24. These pictures were just incredible.

    Something like I'd see in a magazine!

    Those horses were beautiful and your captured their awesomeness so well.

    And the view from the top, oh my!

    I'm feeling like I need a trip to the mountains now.

    Great work Deb! Can't wait to see some more...

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  25. Stunning destination and stunning photography! I really love the DOF on that first photo - I really had to look at it! oh and that white horse - wow! wow!

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  26. Your photos are gorgeous! Makes me want to head to NC right now! The photos of the horses are really great and I love the movie "A Walk to Remember".

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  27. wow, i don't know whats better...experiencing the photos or experiencing it in real life. very nice work Deb.

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  28. Oh wow! These are incredible. It looks so beautiful and serene. The first landscape picture over-looking the mountains (or hills?) nearly took my breath away. I'm in NE where it's completely flat, so to me these shots are just perfection! Your texture shot is fantastic too! (Oh, and love the oof shots too - I'm so into that look right now!) OK, they're ALL great - LOL! :-)

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  29. Beautiful shots -- all of them! We also went up to the mountains this summer with my family and it was lovely. It's a wonderful way to escape into nature. : )

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  30. Wow! Simply breathtaking view! I wouldn't be able to live there because I'd be staring out the window all the time. :)

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  31. such a beautiful place. And you are right, the white horse is so curious and alert of you! Beautiful images!!!

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  32. WOW Deb. These are awesome. I knew they would be. i can't wait to see more. Question can you take us with you on your vacation next year? That is awesome. Exactly the kind of vacation we want/need. ha ha.

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  33. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous and breathtaking!! What a terrific vacation getaway. I feel like jumping into your photos and being there. Wow. Love these!

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  34. Oh, wow! How fab! Gorgeous cabin and surroundings! I'd spend there all my free time :) Your lovely images makes me so nostalgic 'cos they remind me so much of my beloved Italy. Thanks for all this gorgeousness, Deb!

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  35. Wow, I wanna go there! I would totally hang in that one room shack at the top of the mountain. Stunning views!

    And your shots of the horses are just beautiful...

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  36. Sounds like you had a great holiday. The photos of the horses are great :)

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  37. How beautiful! What a gorgeous place and fabulous captures!

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  38. wow - I don't think I'd ever want to leave there!!

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  39. The lone shot of the white horse is so wild and free -- you really need to publish this somewhere Deb. It's so ethereal. Just amazed at your talent. :)

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