Fall Colors

Fall days are great for so many reasons – cooler weather and fall colors being at the top of that list. No story today – just some pictures from around the house.

Kiska's coat

Miss Kiska’s coat is thickening for the coming winter.

fluffy Qannik

She isn’t the only one. Qannik is looking quite fluffy.

Sibe Quentin

A view of part of Sibe Quentin – and our fall colors.

Chez Herd

And Chez Herd itself nestled in the changing trees.

Ski Cataloochee

Our view from the dining room will change dramatically in the coming weeks. The leaves will fall and we will have a clear view of Ski Cataloochee (They typically open in late October or first part of November, depending on weather).

Hemphill Bald

Hemphill Bald rises up in front of our house. That tree line at the top marks the boundary to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Soco Gap

Looking toward Soco Gap from Cataloochee Ranch.

horses are getting ready

The horses are also getting ready for the coming winter weather (and were curious about Hu-dad walking around with a camera).


  1. redclayhuskies on October 13, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    So beautiful, thanks for sharing.

  2. Marilyn and Zoe on October 12, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Spectacular pictures of fall! Zoe is still blowing her coat here in Ohio, where the trees are just starting to change.

  3. Deborah on October 12, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Great pictures! I love seeing the fall colors, especially in the mountains.

  4. KB on October 12, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    I love to see the thickening coats plus those amazing colors! I love all the reds…

  5. Mom 'n Ice on October 12, 2014 at 5:19 am

    Mom sez: You are so lucky to be living in such a beautiful part of the country. The colours are the same as up here in Northern BC. They are much brighter up here than they are in the Lower Mainland of BC, and more “temperate” parts of the country. You must be up fairly high in the mountains where you are, too.

    Oh yes, and Ice is also starting to grow his winter woollies, and is looking like a huge fuzz ball right now!

    • D.K. Wall on October 12, 2014 at 7:20 am

      We live at about 5,000 feet / 1500 meters.

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