Gazing down on the perfect Autumn day!

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© heydie on December 2, 2009

...yes indeed, it's perfect Mary Alice, the day and your foto.

Best wishes,


MaryAlice on December 2, 2009

Good morning, Heydie! It's wonderful to hear from you, and thank you for your fine appreciation of this beautiful view. It is really lovely, isn't it? The sky was so very blue, as reflected in the water. I was in awe.

I hope you are doing well, and that your day is great. Thank you again for your kind words.

Very best regards from the USA,

Mary Alice

((Ospr3y)) on December 2, 2009

I will be back! :)

MaryAlice on December 2, 2009


I shall look forward to your return! =)

Mary Alice

top spotter on December 2, 2009

Hi MaryAlice A lovely view here with some Autumn colour getting into the Trees the only disturbance is the bird swimming across the water well taken.Best wishes Alan

Kyle Wolff on December 2, 2009

Wow! What a beautiful blue reflection! A very beautiful view too!

This is in the Atlanta area, right? They had Atlanta Fest here, did you go?

A wonderful capture, Mary Alice. Very nice indeed.

All the best from Hephzibah,


sugarbag1 on December 3, 2009

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww MaryAlice. This is Very Very Good. This, I think would make a good contect photo!. Best of and Y*. Kind Regards,David

Žaltys on December 3, 2009

What a colors there.. This is really amazing view.. Very nice.I like your sensitive pictures. Warm regards - Žaltys

Marketa.L on December 3, 2009

Fantastic autumn capture. Nice colors.

Greetings from Czech republic.

Mirenterese on December 3, 2009

This is a gorgeous picture Mary Alice, What a wonderful place! you are lucky to be able to know these amazing places, are they in Atlanta?. I hope you are doing well.

All the best, Mirenterese

Hazel Coetzee on December 3, 2009

What a beautiful blue-sky-day this must have been Mary Alice!! With the russet autumn colours it looks like a surreal painting.

Very lovely and well spotted from your eagle's eyrie. ;D

Warm wishes, Hazel

Mahdi Kalhor on December 3, 2009


What a beautiful place and very nice color.

Well done shot.

All the best from Iran,


NinGA Birder on December 3, 2009

Well, I'm back. Love this photo! The trees, the boats, the river (or is it a lake?), the house and the elevation is perfect! I see this is north of Atlanta.

By the way, has it snowed through the past couple years in Yatesville?

Greetings from Hephzibah,


Brian Humphreys on December 3, 2009

Beautiful shot, beautiful day!

Paulo Correia on December 3, 2009

Beautiful picture and place!!

Cheers Paulo

Sarah O on December 4, 2009

Hey Dear Mary, I am sucked right into this photo. Have been here, but have not seen such a gorgeous photo of it. The colors are just so vibrant, better than I've ever seen I think. I even enlarged it and that too was so crystal clear and breathtaking. Even that little canoe scooting right up the middle of the lake out there is detectable in the zoom-in. I LOVE Stone Mountain, have a dear friend, class mate who lives there. It is especially popular at Christmas time with the Christmas shops and entertainment available. My oldest son and wife takes little Elizabeth there during the holidays to a wonderful Christmas shoppe.

Seems AGES since chatting with you, I hope you are well, I've not been for a few days, but hope to be soon. Surely wanted to make sure you knew how SO very much I love this photo.

Warm and special wishes to you/ Sarah

MaryAlice on December 4, 2009

Greetings, Alan, and thank you so much for visiting this wonderful place. That swimming bird you're referring to is actually a fellow in a boat! =) I was perched high above on the worlds largest piece of exposed granite, thus making everything below appear extra, extra tiny.

Indeed, Autumn is working it's magic in every direction, and I sure did enjoy the view. Thank you so much for enjoying it with me.

Very best regards from Georgia,

Mary Alice

MaryAlice on December 4, 2009

Good evening, Kyle!

Yes indeed, this is very much near Atlanta. I was actually standing on top of STONE MOUNTAIN!* What a magnificent view. I felt like I could see the entire world from up there. It's 1,683 feet above sea level ~ something like 825 feet tall. For a granite rock, that is most impressive!

It's been a while since I visited the place, so it was really a great time. I felt like I was seeing it all again for the very first time.

Thanks so much for your kind visit, and I hope you're keeping warm on this very chilly Georgia night.

Warmest regards,

Mary Alice

P.S. No, I didn't make it to Atlanta fest, but I'm hoping to go in 2010. I wonder if Flyleaf will be there? We need to look into that!

MaryAlice on December 4, 2009

Greetings, David, and thank you so much for your enthusiasm! I am very pleased that you've enjoyed this pretty view. The yellow star and 'best of' vote are so greatly appreciated.

Thank you again for such kind praise and your lively interest! =)

I hope this evening finds you well.

All the best from the USA,

Mary Alice

Nick Weall on December 4, 2009

What a lovely view MaryAlice the perfect spot to spend a late Autumn Day ~ all the very best to you from nick

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