Scenic Sunday #120: Autumn Reflections

Santeetlah Lake, Robbinsville, North Carolina. October 21, 2010.

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Betsy and I came home from our stay in Maggie Valley, North Carolina, on the Cherohala Skyway which goes over the mountains from North Carolina to Tennessee.

The autumn colors were beautiful, but I also had the chance to see those colors reflected in various bodies above.

The picture above was taken at Santeetlah Lake near Robbinsville, North Carolina, before we reached the skyway.

Tellico River, Tellico Plains, Tennessee. October 21, 2010.

As we neared the Tennessee end of the skyway, we turned off to go with Patti and Neal to Bald River Falls near Tellico Plains, Tennessee.  After visiting the falls, we drove along Tellico River Road as we headed toward home.  The sun was beginning to drop behind the mountains, putting parts of the river in shadow.  I found a pullout so I could stop and capture this second picture.

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21 Responses to “Scenic Sunday #120: Autumn Reflections”

  1. Mildred Says:

    Good Morning George, The reflection shots are spectacular. Thanks so much for sharing part of your trip with us.

  2. diane Says:

    The colours are amazing and to have them reflected makes it a magic scene. It must have been a great trip.

  3. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    The reflections just give one twice as much beauty.I love them.

  4. Sandra Says:

    the reflections made the colors doubled and more specail. I like the blue water in the second one, or maybe that is just reflection of the sky

  5. Gardener on Sherlock Street Says:

    So pretty. I like to take photos of trees reflected in lakes too.

  6. MaryBeth Says:

    Beautiful reflections, George. Well, actually, beautiful everything. Such nice fall shots. MB

  7. MaryBeth Says:

    Oh BTW regarding your comment about the bridge: It is a foot bridge over the river to a park and summer cabins. It is at the end of town (town being only a couple of blocks long). A necessary bridge. MB

  8. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    Oh, how georgous!!

  9. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    Stunning colors, beautiful reflections and fantastic captures, George! Even though I’m not really ready for winter, fall offers so much beauty in its glorious colors. I guess each season has its own beauty if we choose to see it! Have a wonderful week!


  10. Tricia Says:

    Absolutely stunning Autumn pics, especially the 2nd pic – It’s gorgeous!!!

  11. jo©o Says:

    A body of water sets off the fall colours so beautifully.
    Seeing that you hvve ‘hiker’ in your blogname, I was wondering if you have hiked the Appalachian Trail?
    I am just reading about it and it sounds wonderful, but scary and very taxing.

  12. ewok1993 Says:

    the sf giants run in the world series had kept me from my leaf peeping drive this fall. so thanks for this post, i feel like i had taken my drive.

    happy november.

  13. Happyone Says:

    Fall is a beautiful time of year and you have captured it so well in the photos!

  14. EG Wow, Canada Says:

    The scenes are delightful, George!

  15. Karin Says:

    You do find the most exquisite places to photograph! LOVE that reflection – there seems to be almost more color in the reflection than in the trees themselves. Beautiful!!

  16. Neal Says:

    Both of those shots are absolutely gorgeous.

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  18. Cheryl Says:

    Wonderful photos, so very peaceful looking!

  19. Mary Says:

    Really beautiful autumn scenery. The trees are gorgeous.

  20. Loren McGhee Says:

    Oh MY! breathtaking photos! just makes me want to go there!! The pictures are so peaceful and calming!

    Great shots!!

  21. Linda G. Says:

    Gorgeous views and fantastic reflections of the trees in the water!

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