Wednesday, November 2, 2011

mountain view


my little dutch sweetie treated me to a getaway this past weekend,
so we traded in our seaside view for some fresh mountain air.
to say that the scenery was gorgeous would be an understatement.....




and there were reminders of autumn everywhere.....




along with pure eye candy, mother-nature-style.




and speaking of mother nature, she surprised us with this on saturday morning!




but further down the mountain, it was life as usual.




and with all that mountain inspiration, these little sweeties caught my eye......






so i thought i'd add them to my journal to remind me that there's so much beauty in this world.....
and i'm so blessed to have these opportunities to go out and enjoy it!
(thank you, little dutch sweetie! xox)

{this page was created in my strathmore visual journal for mixed media using
derwent inktense pencils, waterbrush,  micron pens, and a 4B graphite pencil}

{photos of our trip to banner elk, north carolina}



29 comments:

nacherluver said...

Love!

Jeanette said...

Lori, There is beauty everywhere around us - we must give ourself permission to pause and take it all in. What gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing and for the reminder and a vicarious trip to the mountains. Your journal page is a lovely momento of a beautiful weekend. Hugs, Jeanette

Dolores said...

Beautiful photos of Mother Nature in her various states. It's nice to get away every once in a while.

Atticelf said...

What a wonderful way to spend a weekend. Beautiful.

Chel said...

It's ALL so beautiful! Wow!

Doda said...

what a beautiful getaway! How lovely. Aren't husbands precious!!!

mama bleu said...

i love your photos, especially the dusting of snow!!

Betty Jo said...

Beautiful photos Lori. I thought those mountains looked familiar. I live in NC. I moved from the TN side of the Blue Ridge a few months ago, back to NC.

MollyGirl said...

what gorgeous pictures. one of the things i like best about NC is that we have everything from the beach to the mountains and all in between.

i don't like snow at all (one of the reasons i left NY!), but your picture makes me want to be a part of that winter wonderland!

glad you had such a wonderful trip!

upstateLisa said...

beautiful photography. We had about that much snow up here in upstate NY on Sunday morning.

Donna said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos! The snow photo is my favorite though because I love snow and we get so little of it here in Texas! I also love the journal page. It's awesome!
D~~~~

Lisa Graham Art said...

Looks like the perfect weekend. Your photos are awesome!

isabelle said...

Dutch people are such sweeties, aren't they???? :-))

Greetings from another Dutch sweetie,
Isa :-))

P.S.: the pictures are beautiful!!!

Jean M. said...

Beautiful photos and I love your drawing:)

Createology said...

Beautiful...photos, nature, journal page and being with your Dutch Sweetie for a weekend getaway. Life is good...

Jessie May said...

Beautiful photos and beautiful journal page! I've never been to North Carolina but I've been seeing lots of awesome Autumny photos from there recently and it's a place I would like to visit.

Margaret said...

Gorgeous photos and journal page.
Margaret xx

Clare said...

OMG, These photographs are 'stunning' No wonder you wanted to remember your trip with a journal entry.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Nature at it´s best...fabulous fotos....what a beautiful place. The mountains are really a place of renewal and relaxation aren´t they.
Love your journal page with the little flower...sweeet...

Phoenix Peacock said...

love the pumpkin pictures!!

Claire M said...

Ah... what GORGEOUS photos and your memory page! Sounds like you had a great time. Your post gave me a little checkout or dream time too. Thanks.

gail said...

Linville! You weren't that far from us here in TN. :-) We get out and enjoy our scenery too...we call it car hiking. :) Glad you got enjoy our beauty!
hugs
G

LuckyDog said...

Wow, how gorgeous! What a great get-away! ♥

Christine E-E said...

your mountain adventure looked lovely! nothing like taking a trip to remind you how much you love being home! hey - maybe that could be a future thought for one of your drawings?

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Love the photos but really REALLY love the journal entry!

Kathy McCreedy said...

Hi Lori,
Your interpretation of the wildflowers is just precious!!! You inspire me to get out my watercolors and get busy... thank you for sharing your trip with us!

Maryfmpv said...

your mountain adventure looked lovely! nothing like taking a trip to remind you how much you love being home! hey - maybe that could be a future thought for one of your drawings?

Jane said...

Hi Lori,
My name is Jane and I'm with Dwellable.
I was looking for blogs about Banner Elk to share on our site and I came across your post...If you're open to it, shoot me an email at jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.
Hope to hear from you soon!
Jane

Anonymous said...

Lori! you. Are. Awesome. i am 23 and got married early now i have a baby daughter. I just love drawing and painting and u r my new inspiration now i am going to create all this stuff for her, for me, for our good memories. Thnx for shearing. love Jiya

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