Happy Halloween from Lake Lure

October 29th, 2014

Flowering Bridge Shed

When a new bridge was contemplated over the Rocky Broad River, the river that flows into Lake Lure, there was much discussion about what to do with the historic 1925 bridge.  Throughout nearly nine decades it had connected the village of Chimney Rock to the town of Lake Lure.  A group of residents decided to preserve it as a flowering walkway to honor its significant history.

Flowering Bridge Gateway

Come with me on a Fall tour of the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge.

Flowering Bridge Beauty

My friend Penny of The Comforts of Home was with me.  I expected the usual beautiful floral displays, but I did not expect a Halloween extravaganza.

Flowering Bridge Halloween 1

Needless to say we were enthralled with the creativity.  Enjoy.

Flowering Bridge Halloween 2 Tipsy

Lake Lure Flowering Bridge Hallowee 3 Bear

Pumpkins 1

Pumpkins 8 Porcupine

Pumpkins 2 Snowman

Pumpkins 9 Miss NC

Pumpkins 3 Blue girl

Pumpkins 11

Pumpkins 5 Lady

Pumpkins 7

Pumpkkins 10

Did you have a favorite?  Happy Halloween everyone.

23 responses to “Happy Halloween from Lake Lure”

  1. Hey Penny… Dave and Jackie here… Been too long since my last comments and visits. Just been swamped (we have a 5 month old living with us (God help us)… Long story but he keeps us young (pr feeling our age, one of the two). Anyway, our best to David, happy Birthday and love the new addition to the lure of your Lake Lure.

    I am a bit partial to the lady who drinks while gardening… Reminds me of my Mother-in-Law.

    Dave and Jackie and Remy

  2. Penny @ The Comforts of Home says:

    It was fun spending the day with you Penny. That garden is wonderful. I want to visit it next spring and summer as well. I just published my post too.

  3. What fun Halloween decorations. Someone has a wonderful imagination. Know you gals must have had a great time together.

    Safe travels.

    • Penny says:

      Thanks Sam. It is supposed to turn really cold here this weekend, so I guess it is time for Florida. But I hate to leave this year.

  4. Candace says:

    What a hoot! I enjoyed the walk immensely! Thank you, Penny!

    • Penny says:

      Thanks Candace. All of that creative pumpkin art has me thinking about what I could come up with. So far I am just amazed by the talent. Maybe next year . . . .

  5. Jane says:

    Penny…I think it is so cool that this was done. So awesome. I am really loving the porcupine pumpkin. Now to find that funky shape!!

    Wishing you all the best on your journey back to Florida. Have wonderful holidays filled with joy and happiness with your family (sounds a little strange coming now!!).

    Sending love to you and David, from Alan and I.

    Jane xx

    • Penny says:

      I am so sorry that we are going to miss seeing you next week Jane. Enjoy your time in Asheville and hopefully we will see you again in the Spring. Love to you and Alan also. Hope your hand (hands) are on the mend.

      Hugs, Penny

  6. Mary says:

    Sorry you’ll be gone when we come to Asheville – will really miss seeing you Penny.
    Safe travels south – will think of you when the snows come!!
    Hugs – Mary

  7. cheri says:

    My favorite is the porcupine, what a lovely treat, someone was very creative. Happy Halloween!

  8. Darla says:

    Such clever ideas. I like the snowman, although I’m not quite ready for the cold weather that will soon be upon us. Have a Happy Halloween!

  9. Monique says:

    What an unexpected pleasure..
    The both of you must have loved your walk..How pretty is that?

    • Penny says:

      We had a lovely, glorious Fall day to enjoy the garden and the shopping. Since I will be leaving for Florida soon it was our farewell get together until Spring. I shared your blog with the other Penny.

  10. annabanana says:

    The creativity shown here is over the top. You must have a really great group of people there. This is such a great post. I don’t have a blog — just like to read. There is so much talent on these blogs, I’d be too intimidated.

  11. Penny says:

    Annabanana, Don’t ever think you couldn’t do a blog. Every one of us went timidly into the ether. If you are really interested in doing it, you can find your voice. So glad to have you here reading my blog. Thank you for that. Hope you try if you are interested. You have my support.

  12. Susan says:

    Your are so fortunate to have such a lovely place nearby, Penny. I loved the pumpkin bear and honey pot 🙂

  13. How wonderful…a lot of love and hard work went to making the area beautiful.

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