After traditional Fall color images, I will be presenting colors of hot air balloons over the next few days.
Carolina BalloonFest began over 40 years ago as ‘The National Balloon Rally” and is well-renowned as the second oldest hot air balloon festival in the United States. Located in the Southeast, the Carolina blue skies offer a magnificent backdrop to over 50 majestic hot air balloons each 3rd weekend of October in Statesville, North Carolina.
Shown here a tangle, these balloons will eventually ascend in the sky providing a colorful spectacle.
A Tangle of Balloons
Great Smoky Mountains National Park straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee. The sprawling landscape encompasses lush forests and an abundance of wildflowers that bloom year-round. Streams, rivers and waterfalls appear along hiking routes that include a segment of the Appalachian Trail.
A drive through the Park in late Fall with remnants of color …
A Colorful Drive
Captured a silhouette of a couple in awe of the entrance of the Chinese Lantern Festival in Belmont, North Carolina.
The lantern displays were definitely amazing and awe-inspiring. Hope you enjoyed the series of images of these creative and unique lanterns.
Chinese Lantern Festival – In Awe
A colorful dragon at the Chinese Lantern Festival in Belmont, North Carolina
Chinese Lantern Festival – Colors of a Dragon
Lanterns make up a colorful elephant-themed fountain at the Chinese Lantern Festival in Belmont, North Carolina
Chinese Lantern Festival – Elephant Fountain
A colorful display of reptile lanterns – a chameleon and an iguana – at the Chinese Lantern Festival in Belmont, North Carolina
Chinese Lantern Festival – Colorful Chameleon
Chinese Lantern Festival – Colorful Iguana