Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Red Tree on the Parkway



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

In mid-October of last year Betsy and I took a drive along the Foothills Parkway, which parallels the Smoky Mountains. The altitude on the section we traveled is fairly low, so there wasn't much color along our route. I did, however, spot this pretty red tree near one of the overlooks.

25 comments:

Mildred said...

Colorful tree and the sky is so pretty and blue!

I like your frosty header photo too.

Pam said...

Now that's the fall color I miss. Nature has a wonderful color pallet, doesn't it George!

hugs,
Pam

Praying, all is well with your parents.

Dejemonos sorprender said...

Beautiful, seems a liquidambar
(Liquidambar styraciflua) colors of the leaves are gorgeous..

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Love those gorgeous colors George!!!

EG Wow said...

A beautiful reminder of how gorgeous autumn is!

Sandra said...

when i saw your header, my first thought was brrrrr then i thought beautiful and it is. this is a wonderful tree and so pretty against the blue of the sky

Small City Scenes said...

And we love Autumn for this very reason. But look at your new icy header. Now that's winter. MB

Busy Bee Suz said...

Love the contrasts in color George.
Stay warm!

Pat - Arkansas said...

That is a beautiful splash of color. We may fuss about having to rake fallen leaves, but if it were not for deciduous trees, we would have no Autumn glories such as this one.

Indrani said...

Wow! That is such a wonderful contrast.

Happyone :-) said...

I just love all the colors together. We sure live in a beautiful colorful world! :-)

Fred Alton said...

Hi George! Something about the new header photo "grabbed" my attention. A beautiful shot!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This picture makes me feel just a little warmer.It is so pretty.
Ruth

KathyA said...

Seems like just yesterday we were waiting for the leaves to turn, doesn't it?

SandyCarlson said...

Leaves! Beautiful.

George, I love that banner.

A Lady's Life said...

I opened the door this morning and everything is iced over.
We never had such cold weather here where I live for so long. But thankfully no snow.
A doze of red and green is welcome indeed lol

Ginny said...

It is all the more pretty because it's among the green ones, a great contrast. But the SKY!!!

Kay said...

That is so pretty against the greenery and the dark blue sky.

Kay

Leovi said...

Beautiful play of green and pink. Creative and beautiful. I love it.

Janie said...

That's a lovely bright spot of color, and a pretty blue sky, too.

Carletta said...

What a lovely shot George!
The colors and that perfect blue sky are just gorgeous!
Thanks for reminding me how pretty nature can be as I sit here surrounded by gloomy grays.

Ann said...

Are you dreaming of a hot summer? February used to be my worst month in winter in Canada.

Anna said...

Fall pictures always amaze me, so much color - and the interesting part is right after everything usually turns white and gray, at least here when it is winter time. George, thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog the other day. Nice to be back. Anna :)

Ryan said...

Great colors, seems such a long time since fall.

Lily Riani said...

love the contrast