Sallie sent in a picture of her granddaughter enjoying Halloween and fall crafts at Chautauqua. There are so many activities for children and grandchildren at Mountain Air!
Spectacular fall color all over the Blue Ridge Mountains makes sitting on the Heritage Ridge Villas' back porches a special experience. If the video below, taken from the back porch, is slow to load, you can also watch it on Youtube.
Video © 2016 Louise Lindsay The music in this video is creative commons music, called Farewell Flight, by Gregoire Lourme.
Fall color is beautiful right now. Of course, in the mountains of western North Carolina, there is no real peak. It is so bio-diverse here that fall color goes on and on for weeks, painted every day with different colors. But this moment is beautiful and will be for the next few weeks. Right now, there is still much green in the landscape, but also the fall colors that create a beautiful patchwork quilt are popping out everywhere. Cloud inversions are kissing the mountain most mornings. Fall wildflowers are blooming- purple asters and bottle gentian are especially plentiful. More detailed fall color reports can be found here and here. A taste of the mountain around the Heritage Ridge Villas follows. Louise
Images © 2016 Louise Lindsay
Not only are there all sorts of organized activities available at Mountain Air, but there are also many member-organized activities. One of these is Dining Divas. About once a month, women get together and each woman prepares a gourmet dish, and then they all dine together at someone's home. If you are interested, just ask almost anyone around the mountain, and someone will make sure you are invited. Mountain Air and the Heritage Ridge Villas are a very friendly, inviting and welcoming community. One of our residents, Sallie, hosted the Dining Divas recently, and you can see what a lovely table she set. Maybe there is even a new name, "Dining Divas With A View"!
Debbie contributed this lovely “find”. Fall colors are popping on the trees and mountainsides, and even at the small macro level. The weather has been glorious. It was been cool, yet warm for the season, with blue skies.
We do keep all of our Florida, Georgia and South Carolina coastal residents in our thoughts and hope that the hurricane moves off shore. There are a couple Florida residents, who are here, who are very happy that they have a second home in Mountain Air. At least they know that they are safe, even if they still have property to worry about.
Be sure to check out Mountain Air Country Club's Fall festivities, Sat., Oct. 8, 4-7 P.M. on the #1 fairway, as well as an all day trip to Hickory Nut Gap Farm. These activities are for club members only, and real estate guests. Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Fairview, NC can also be visited by anyone.
Many residents have enjoyed a visit to Rob Levin’s studio, and have enjoyed prior studio tours on the Hwy. 80 S. Art Hop. Rob Levin is a world class glass artist in nearby Celo, NC. http://www.robertlevin.com/
From Rob Levin comes this message, sent out to those on his email list:
“If you're in the mountains next weekend, here's a quick reminder that the Hwy. 80 South Art Hop will be Saturday & Sunday, October 8 & 9, from 10 - 5. A number of studios on or near Rte 80, south of Micaville, will be opening our doors to visitors, including 4 of the 5 glass studios in our valley. With the tour involving a relatively small area, it should be a relaxed, easy to navigate studio tour. Studios will be marked with Art Hop signs; maps and info can be picked up at the One of a Kind Gallery in Micaville. Here's a link for more info: http://www.80arthop.com/
Also on tap next weekend -- the Spruce Pine Potters Market and fall colors at higher elevations!
AND: Mark your calendars for the annual TRAC Holiday Studio Tour, coming up December 2,3 &4. You'll be pleased to know my daughter Hannah will be joining me in my studio to exhibit her pottery. More info to follow next month.
Hoping you are having a happy and artistic Fall,
1 One of a Kind Art Gallery
2 Garold Amsberry
3 Lynda Gayle Banner
4 Rolf Holmquist
5 Sarah House
6 Loretta Forde & David Wilson
7 Kat Turczyn
8 Rob Levin
9 Kim & Pete McWhirter
10 Mountain Farm
11 Toe River Crafts
12 Katie & Billy Bernstein
"The Spruce Pine Potters Market is a unique gathering of our region’s greatest potters and clay artists. Enjoy wonderful food and beautiful handmade pottery on a colorful autumn weekend. Admission is free and lunches are available for purchase on site." October 8th and 9th.
Heritage Ridge Villas residents and guests
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