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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Some rocks and mountains

Sepia Saturday for this week (click on the link to see lots of other fun postings, maybe on theme, maybe not. (look at links at bottom of their page for the other posts, usually a lot by Sat!)


Well, living near the Blue Ridge Parkway, in North Carolina, I chose to share some of the views I've seen there.  Maybe some rocks too.  Sorry, no musicians.


Arlene in the Big Ivy area in Pisgah National Forest (she's an artist).

Below a view of the Black Mountains from the Blue Ridge Parkway



And remembering to have a foreground with some rocks (and branches too) looking across the actual Blue Ridge Parkway down to Burnett Reservoir, the source of Asheville's water.  (Alan Burnett, I have to wonder if any of your cousins might have something named after them in America, though I actually don't know who the reservoir was named after, though I found another Burnett Reservoir in Mississippi.  No help there.)

 A winter scene of the Little River as it flows towards Hooker Falls near Brevard.  (I think that's the name of the river, so if I'm wrong, please let me know!)

In April, 2012 I was able to see this waterfall, way across a valley, with just my zoom on my little Nikon CookPix.  It's not visible in the summertime.  And of course if I'd had the telescope like the gentlemen on Sepia Saturday, I might have seen much more! 

And being very civilized, the Blue Ridge Parkway tells us just what we're looking at.


18 comments:

La Nightingail said...

Some lovely scenery here - you should enlarge & frame that second one in particular. It's absolutely beautiful.

Postcardy said...

Nice scenery. I like the civilized sign too.

Jo Featherston said...

nice, especially the second and thrird shots, although I hope that isn't rubbish that's collected under the rock in the third one. It's awful how some people have no concern about dropping their rubbish in the bush.

Jackie van Bergen said...

what a beautiful part of the world you live in - thanks for sharing it

ScotSue said...

Stunning photographs of a part of the USA I know nothing about. Thank You.

Little Nell said...

Gorgeous rocky scenery; who needs a telescope anyway?!

Wendy said...

I've never driven the North Carolina side of the BRP, but I've always heard it's even more beautiful than the Virginia side. Your pictures support that view.

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

To corrrect my own error...I didn't receive the Nikon until Aug. of 2012, so that photo is using the limited zoom of an old Kodak Easy Share EX 653. Don't want my descendents to think I'm completely loopy if ever anyone notices the dates!

Karen S. said...

Thank you so much for this beautiful little escape! Lovely photos, all the way through.

Bob Scotney said...

I could never afford a telescope but out in an area as beautiful as this I would be sure to have my binoculars with me - and my cameras, of course. Fine area in which to explore.

Patrica Ball Morrison said...

The Asheville NC area is lovely. Hope we can return and spend more time there soon. I especially like he artisty that thrives in the area.

Rosie said...

I like all the pictures, however, the third one reminds me of the landscape of the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. Great post!

Brett Payne said...

Great photos Barb. I'm very much drawn to waterfalls too.

Alex Daw said...

I liked the photo of Little River - it looked very soothing to the soul.

boundforoz said...

What beautiful photos' You do a good job with a camera.

Boobook said...

Mountains are so awe-inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

Emily E said...

These are some breathtaking photographs, especially that second one. It seems like a beautiful place to live!

anyjazz said...

You got some really fine shots of a really beautiful area. Good work.