Hey guyyyyys! So… with all this work on the series, I felt like I should take a trip before my upcoming weddings sentence me to eternity in my studio, editing, editing, editing… So, my sweet sweet beau and I went off for a romantic getaway at my family’s mountain house in the tiny town of Todd, NC. Apparently, the leaves had just changed the night before we left to head up there… we heard that they had all been green the day before. How very lucky of us to have a sight like this off of our porch:
This house is very special to my family. My grandfather, who passed away at a very young age before I was born, is buried in the graveyard next to the house. He built this house.. all by himself, by hand. It is really, really amazing. I wish so much that I had gotten the chance to meet him. From what I have heard about him, I think that we would have been really great friends. A spectacular man.
“Though he traveled the world, he loved this place.”
On the other side of the house, is a beautiful pond. The reflection of the changing leaves on the calm water was such a sight. It was like something out of a travel magazine. I really couldn’t believe how great our timing was to get up here just as the leaves were becoming these brilliant colors.
Brendan and I had fun feeding the fishes in the pond.. They seem to really love crackers. Hehe! While feeding the fish, I wanted to get them to bite my finger.. so as I was leaning over the edge of the dock, I kept sticking my head in all of these elaborate spiderwebs. I didn’t want to break them, so I gave up my hopes of being nipped by one of the hungry fish. It seemed like fun at the time… now it just sounds kind of crazy. Next time?
Today, we went kayaking down the New River. It was so funnn! I felt like Pocahontas.. the colors of the wind, just around the river bend… It was incredible! I’m telling you! The leaves were stunning!!!!
Home now from vacation.. about to start back working again very soon. My photos will be up and available to see at a local gallery opening on Friday night. Look for new wedding photos on Saturday night, and new animal series photos on Sunday night!