The Colors of Nature (and the new bike!)

It was a beautiful evening … one of those times when the light captures the colors of nature perfectly!  I met with Pam to enjoy a glass or two of wine after work and the view was our reward for working hard (well, the view AND the wine AND the friendship).

Purple and Gold

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Green and Silver

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Blue and Rust

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Amber and Grey

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Olive Green and Dark Brown

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Blue, Grey and Buff

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I wish I could say that I took these pictures while on a bike ride …

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At least I CAN say that I at least have the new bike!!!

Oh Happy Day!

The 2013 HD Softail Slim!

Just call this color AWESOME!

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The Early Morning Colors of Winter

While I didn’t really want to be up and on the road to Charlottesville at 6:30 am for a professional meeting, the views and colors along the way were beautifully subtle.

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As I traveled farther down the road, the sun gradually came up and the colors became brighter.

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Adding a soft focus to this photo really highlighted the red.

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The colors of the cows added to the palette.

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But my favorite colors of the day were those found in this tranquil farm scene … the smoke from the chimney, the fog over the mountain, the barely rising sun against the brown of the trees and the white of the snow … just lovely!

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