A Tangle of Balloons

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

Newfound Gap Smoky Mountains

Newfound Gap at an elevation of 5048 feet is a mountain pass located near the center of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park of the southern Appalachian Mountains in the United States of America. Situated along the border of Tennessee and North Carolina, the state line crosses the gap.

Newfound Gap Smoky Mountains

A Colorful Drive

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

Chinese Lantern Festival – In Awe

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