Friday, October 28, 2011

Enjoying Autumn's Splendor? FTTC 141

We've been taking advantage of the beautiful mild fall days by hiking in the Smoky Mountains; this past Monday we decided to hike to Charlie's Bunion, a trail that begins at Newfound Gap which is at a higher elevation and at the border between Tennessee and North Carolina . We knew that  this section of the Appalachian Trail would be past prime colors, but we didn't expect to see this

Yes, there were several snowy patches along the trail. We  managed to misjudge the temperatures. Luckily, I had thrown a couple of  hoodies in the car. I usually take off my top layer after about 15 minutes; it doesn't take  much physical activity to turn up my thermostat. So DH knew it was cool  cold when I didn't remove my hoodie which was the top of  three layers. Nor did I remove my adorable hat for a picture at the summit, well ,almost summit.  I chose not to scramble up those rocks to my left.

Here is Ed at the summit;

Here in the valley, the fall colors are at their peak, and our woods are beautiful now while our lawn is quickly being blanketed in fallen leaves.

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge 141 is timely. The challenge  hosted by Makiko is to use a tree/leaf element.

I used PTIs woodgrain impression plate and Distress Ink in Old Paper for the side panel. The leaf, stamped in  Red Brick Versmagic Chalk Ink, and the acorns, stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa, are from Flourishes Falling Leaves . The sentiment is from Flourishes Sweet Violets.

Have a great weekend .


  1. I love your CAS masculine card. Thank you so much for participating in the challenge.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Simply beautiful card Cammie! Looks like you had a great time hiking! Thanks for playing along with FTTC :)

  3. Hey Cammie, your CAS card is simply beautiful! Great balance. Thanks for sharing your photo :) !!! Hugs ~S~

  4. Pretty CAS card! Thank you for playing along at the FTTC!


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