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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Sunday Selfie on a Day Trip

Tuesday, October 16, we took a short road trip to Creedmoor, NC.
It is only about 25 miles from us just on the edge of Granville County.
Wake County, where we live, is just at the beginning of the Piedmont (foothills) of
North Carolina as you can see from this photo lots of rolling hills

we crossed over Falls Lake
 We saw lots of barns and My Mind's Eye just knew there were stories to be told 
The smaller one below was more than likely once used to dry tobacco.

 There are many many horse farms out this way but due to all the trees
I was not able to get any good photos.   There must have been miles and miles of 
white fencing around this one.  Some of the stables are to the left and
farther back up the road I could just see some of the exercise rings. 

I mainly took this photo because of this gorgeous tree on the right.
Highway 50 is 2 lane and a major truck route so no stopping along the way.

Our destination was Cedar Creek Gallery 
Each October they have a gorgeous blown glass Pumpkins.
Lisa Oakley is the resident glass blower.
We love pumpkins here.
Of course I took an opportunity for a selfie in this beautiful mirror
The gallery has all kinds of art.

Then came all the pumpkins...yes we bought  to add to our collection and another for
a gift for our daughter and son in law.  She inherited her Dad's love of pumpkins and the
both are very particular about stems.
The teal blue (one of her favorite colors) is for our daughter the smaller orange one is ours


  1. I am usually a porcelain/china girl, but oh my goodness, I could be converted to glass. I particularly love the orange one you picked for yourself, very lifelike! Beautiful.

  2. Hari Om
    what beauty! There's a new 'christmas shop' appeared up the road from the Hutch, which also had a dispkay of pumpkins. They were ceramic though - but just as appealing. YAM xx

  3. Gail thinks those glass pumpkins are very fine, but Bertie really can't see the point of a pumpkin one cannot eat.

  4. Mom would go nuts in a store filled with pumpkins! Love your purchases!

  5. what a beautiful drive to get to the gallery. I would love to visit there. the shop is full of treasures. on the 3rd photo down from your beautiful three, the pink and the green glass that are sitting on clear plastic risers, are the two I would want.. they are gorgeous,

  6. The glass pumpkins are very cool indeed, but dad enjoyed the barn photos a lot more. Whenever he and mom go out exploring new places they like to find these, and on many of their trips around here they've come across some really cool ones. Before they moved from Massachusetts they watched a glass blower in action up in Shelburne Falls near the Bridge of Flowers and Glacial Potholes. He had a big window opened up where onlookers could watch him make some amazing art right in front of them. Enjoy your Sunday, my friend.

  7. The pumpkins are beautiful! The teal pumpkin is very pretty. Wish you would have gotten some horse shots but best to watch those big old trucks and stay out of their way. Love the barn shots. Sounds like a fun trip! Good Morning!

  8. That is some beautiful country. The pumpkins are just terrific. LOve all the pictures.Have a great day.

  9. It looks like you had a great trip. There are so many pumpkins to choose from and they are all so beautiful.

  10. What a nice trip. Those pumpkins are gorgeous!!!

    The Florida Furkids

  11. NC has a lot of amazing history, and beautiful scenery.

  12. I would love to view it all within the gallery!! Great idea for a selfie. And the road trip?--thanks for letting me tag along.

  13. I would love to view it all within the gallery!! Great idea for a selfie. And the road trip?--thanks for letting me tag along.

  14. Such a fun trip and it's so wonderful the fine art of glass blowing is alive and well.

  15. Oh my that is some gorgeous artwork. I love all the different pumpkins!!!

  16. A great day out; despite the rather soggy look outdoors. Fantastic array of pumpkins.

  17. What a great "crop" of pumpkins in her gallery! They sure are beautiful....I think you picked some wonderful ones out.

    Hugs, Pam

  18. What a gorgeous drive. I love the white fences in horse country. Your pumpkins are beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!

  19. What pretty country...and those glass pumpkins are gorgeous!

  20. Those pumpkins are beautiful. That blue is really pretty. XO

  21. LOVE your selfie! And I was looking at blown glass pumpkins in a gallery yesterday! I just about bought a teal one!
    Love Barb

  22. Oooooooo! BEAUTIFUL pumpkins!!!! I do likes the teal one..that is FABulous! The landscape reminds Ma of a lot of roads here, lots of small horse ranches and farms and dairies! You can gets the best pics out there!
    Ruby ♥

  23. We love all those different pumpkins!!!
    hazel & Mabel

  24. We love a Sunday Drive too.
    Your pumpkin collection mst be amazing from what we see here.

    ♥ Astro and Mitzie

  25. I've crossed the Piedmont divide many times visiting in NC and heading to the coast. It really is a beautiful area. I would have a hard time deciding which pumpkin(s) to buy. They are all so lovely and unique. Glad you had a fun outing.

  26. Wow! What a beautiful trip. Those pumpkins are amazing and that shop is wonderful. I would have to keep my arms tucked in or I'd be afraid to knock something over. LOL!

  27. WOW! Love the pumpkins. Glad I wasn't there. I don't need another collection :)


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