Monday, June 28, 2010

What an interesting day it was...

Top:
Terrific rusted
barn
in full
sun.
Middle:
Fresh hay
bails
in
the
forefront
of a mountain
view.

Bottom:
amazing
Grandfather
Mountain;
Can you
see
the beard?
:):)
It was a
GREAT
car ride...
to say the least.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Sunny and blue.



Blowing Rock
views are
impressive
today
with the
sun out.
~Hazy blue~
summer days...
The clouds
cast a
strong
shadow

on the
mountain tops
below.
:) :)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Christmas in June...


A June offering;
an orderly field
of Christmas trees.
North Carolina
is known
for its tree
farms.
I thought
the lines
of trees
and lines
in between
looked so nice
and appealing.
I never seem to
never tire
of looking
at these
beautiful
fields in the
valleys...
:)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Garden Delights: ferocious color!


We are loving
the little
splashes
of color
our garden is
offering...
Everyone
(even my
teenage son)
is in 'love'
with the fiercely
wee purple flower
(especially!)
:) This is a
bulb
I ordered
from
Holland.
What a delight!
I call
the bottom
rose "Apricot
Dreamsicle
Delight."
Enjoy.
:
)
:)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

My First Rose...


Hot Pink!
(I've never
grown
a rose
before...)
It looks
absolutely
luscious and
I am...
so
excited!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sunday's Fog




Sunday afternoon
when the fog
rolled in;
the wind
was
wet
and cool

upon
my
skin.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Amazing Wilson Creek Gorge


Yes!

We did revisit Wilson Creek Gorge this weekend past. We found a shortcut from our house and of course (if you read my lengthy blog about the gnarly gravel mountain road incident...) we took the same way back!


It was a fabulous day. The water in the canyon was clear enough to snorkel; which we did. Visibility was about 10-15 feet. We saw trout and perch fish of all different sizes; some big enough to eat!

The water was about 72-
ish; cool to the skin but absolutely refreshing!! At certain points the water is well over 20 feet deep, however there are shallow wading pools, medium wading pools and even rocks you can jump off of (we are too old for this!!:) )

People slide down the steep rocks (by using ropes to grapple UP) to get in the water. We slid in slowly or very carefully walked in along sandy rock pathways.

We were treated to a large group of
kayakers taking to the waterway as we were leaving! After several swims and a picnic lunch on the humongous rocks...we headed home!
All in all a truly superb day and a very wonderful place to sit, to ponder life, to take in the sights, to people watch and to photograph!
:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)






Friday, June 11, 2010

In my minds eye




I will
always
see

these mountains.

What is it about

mountains,

that causes your
heart
to connect

to your head?


I (often) feel
'a bit like' Meryl
S. in the movie
"Out of Africa."


"Will these
hills know
my name?"
"When the dew
melts in the sun,
will it lift up
into heavenly
places of light
with an essence
of who I once
was?"

"Will the red
clay
dirt
remember

the place
where
my foot

once rested
as I stood?

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Blue Ridge in all its Splendor...



~Come with me!
These shots
were taken
yesterday
on a ride
through the
Blue Ridge
Mountains of
the Appalachians!!
Bottom:
Idyllic location
:):)

Friday, June 4, 2010