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Took a couple of pictures out my back bedroom window as the fall colors begin to kick in (still a little early for the full fall color, but it is starting since the last rain a few days ago). Not a bad view for Alabama...






Notice, I have not fired upon ANY of these trees...
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VERY nice, Dan.
 
I was noticing our trees here in Carolina are starting to change too.
I LOVE this time of year. Thunbs%20Up
 
EDITED for spelin and Gramar.....Bucky


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I love it too, change is even greater today. Tomorrow, I will take some more pics and post. Really starting to look good.
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Fall is by far the best season.   It's hard to explain to a city person that 'decomposing leaves' smell good.  It is also hard to convince someone that summer sucks (ie. ticks, snakes, heat, mowing grass, sweat etc.)
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You are fortunate to have some fall color, Kickboxer. Even more so to you CheapTrick. Nothing like North Carolina in mid-to-late October. Down here in South Alabama, the only time we see color is when the Bradford Pears turn - usually the last week of Nov- 1st week of Dec. All the other trees just turn brown.Sad
 This year, The Mrs and I don't even get to take our yearly trek to Gatlinburg, and Asheville. The mill where I work has begun to have our annual shutdown in October. ( no vacations allowed all month)Cussing
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East Tennessee is the foliage king, if you ask me. Spring time has the dogwoods and fall is breath taking in it's beauty in the Smokeys.

We live about 2 hours East of Ashville.
 
I'll take some pics around here in a few weeks and hang them on this thread, if you don't mind Dan.  
 
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"Dogger" just sent me some pics of his AO for me to post for him.
These are terrific!! WOW
 
 
 
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Took these last weekend when we were up at the camp chasing ducks and grouse.  The maples and oaks were beautiful.  Hard to believe in less than a month there won't  be any leaves.  Just starting to get heavy frosts.
 
Sorry about the camp - I have a major project for next summer to scape down and repaint the metal siding!  Camp started life as an old logging building built in 1937.  Was intended to last only a couple of years.  Many years and a few additions later she is still going strong.
 
Thanks for posting them Mark.
 
Kickboxer, sorry for the hijack!
 
 


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Oh man,
 That my Canuck friend is Beautiful!!!!
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 I love that rustic camp ! Reminds me of the one I used to go to in west virginia . We had more fun there than any other I ever went to . I have been invited to many that looked like the Hilton Hotel ... what a joke they were .   98 %  city dudes and I mean city dudes thinking they were in the country as they called it ... riding on golf carts to the ranges and areas . They were afraid of getting their $500.00 boots dirty .... LOL  Of course no one got shot in the face ... though I was worried about it .... one speck of dust on their $ 5,000.00  rifle outfits and they looke like felix unger on the odd couple spit shining them ....  Bucky
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Know what you mean Merc, we are certainly far away from a "dude" ranch style.  A few years ago I wired it and we have a Yamaha generator that can run a pressure system from our well and a hot water system, so can't say we are really roughing it too bad.  Lighting is either propane or hydro - with the price of gas propane is cheaper.  4 woodstoves for heat and cooking.  Life is good!!
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 Dogger ... to me that setup means " LIFE IS GREAT "  !!  We had to heat the water on the wood stove to bath ... LOL  Kerosene lamps ... outhouse ... bees and snakes ... God I miss those days . The smell of bacon and eggs frying on a wood kitchen stove ... homeade biscuits baking on the side ... huge pot of coffee strong enough to remove paint ... there's nothing like a wood fire ... not in some fancy fireplace ... in an old pot bellied stove . Shaving out on the front porch with cold spring water .... makes dem whiskers stand straight up ... LOL !  Then the trip to the local bar at night for that half frozen round of beer ... in one of those old cold water coolers .. not that half warm crap in the modern coolers . PAW PAW ... west virginia ! The camp was at horseshoe bend ... sold to developers .... since ... what a heart breaker ! Am I describing what was heaven .... it was and we did'nt realize it then .
 Look at it this way ... if things go all to h*ll .... we'll survive .... many won't . And things are looking pretty darn bleak at the moment .
 


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Sounds great!
 
We are fairly isolated.  Have a steel boat on the main lake, bring the 4 wheelers across in the boat  (about 1 mile to our portage) then  3/4 mile through bush to our camp on a separate lake system.  Discourages day hunters so only ourselves and another camp at the far end of the lake.  Never see other hunters during deer hunt.
 
Have 4 aluminum boats and motors for getting to the watch areas and for fishing in the summer.  Too far in for CO's to visit so in the summer you can enjoy a cold one while fishing (up here they charge you with drinking and driving if you are caught with a beer in a motorised boat and you can lose your drivers licence).
 
In the OLD days the boys used kerosene lamps, then Colemans but the propane works best.  Ya, my coffee is a lot like paint remover too!
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 You know it seems we 2 are cut from the same ... alot alike in many ways . Yea I've went to propane lanterns also ... hooked up 2 adapters to use the larger tanks from gas grills size . Bucu cheaper and last forever ... and my old standby the propane stove for backup . That's it ... I'm going to search around for another club like that ... my buddy in West Virginia says he wants to take me to his deep in the mountains to check out ... have'nt went ... but by god I'm calling him today !   Yea what I forgot to mention you can fill those large ones up at campgrounds for cheap as dirt ... don't use those trade-in stations at stores they rape you .

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Very cool!! Thunbs%20Up
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Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

Very cool!! Thunbs%20Up
 
 Yea Mike ... most don't know what real camping and hunting is anymore ... I'm not throwing stones ... I drifted to the dude style and miss the real world of nature ... but only because most areas are gone around here . Time to get back to the good times ... darn dogger wish that camp of yours was close !!!      That's what a couple of us looked like after a week or 2 there ... LOL   Wife did'nt want me in the house when I came home ... h*ll our dog even growled at me when I walked in ! Shave ... what for ... LOL  Another good thing ... when 6 or 8 of us walked into a bar ... no one screwed with us either ... Whistling  It wa san old farm house with about 12 rooms .... had a hard time gettin the local sweeties there though ... wonder why ??  Nuttin like those mountain girls ... wooooooooo wooooooooo  ....


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After a week in the bush we all smell and look pretty much the same so no-one notices, but back in town people start drifting away.  Don't use the dogs anymore but they sure added to the excitement, not to mention the aroma of wet hound!
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 NOOOOOO  .... we bathed !!  For lord's sakes ... LOL  ....  We just slacked on grooming at times !!!
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That dude creeps me out, but I just keep watching it over, and over, and over, and over.......
I thought he'd get tired and stop but he wont!  Whats%20Up
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Merc, can I assume then, that's not you in that clip??
 
If so, will make Mark feel much better!
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 ROFL ..... !!!!!!   NO buddy ..... that made me laugh .... Bucky  Looks like the guys in alabama on that back road when I got lost there . Thank God for GPS's .... my first priority purchase as soon as I got home !!!

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Originally posted by Dogger Dogger wrote:

Took these last weekend when we were up at the camp chasing ducks and grouse.  The maples and oaks were beautiful.  Hard to believe in less than a month there won't  be any leaves.  Just starting to get heavy frosts.
 
Sorry about the camp - I have a major project for next summer to scape down and repaint the metal siding!  Camp started life as an old logging building built in 1937.  Was intended to last only a couple of years.  Many years and a few additions later she is still going strong.
 
Thanks for posting them Mark.
 
Kickboxer, sorry for the hijack!
 
 
No highjack in my book, good buddy.  That's what I started it for...
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Well, heres a pic I took at a rest area in southern Virginia. Should be prettier in a few weeks. My poor photo doesn't do the area justice.
 
 
 
 
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Beautiful.Smile
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