LIFE'S BETTER IN THE MOUNTAINS

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

More Springtime in the Mountains


Few people appreciate the extraordinary beauty of the mountains in Spring.  As the various trees leaf out, the mountains are filled with the wonderful colors of Spring.  Although not as bright as the Autumn foliage, the leaves of Spring are nonetheless spectacular.  Especially when fluffy white clouds dance across the sky, making shadows on the mountains.

[Click on the photographs to appreciate the colors]

Cold Mountain, made famous by the book of the same name and infamous by the movie based on the book and the reality television show, "Hillbilly Blood."




Distant view of  Looking Glass Rock




 A bit more green in a lower elevation




 And bare trees as the road climbs higher

We travel the same sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP) time and time again and never tire of the views. Like wide-eyed tourists, we stop at lookouts.  And take picture after picture.  We are indeed blessed that we live so near this amazing National Treasure.



12 comments:

robin andrea said...

It is so beautiful there. I see why you take these mountain roads and stop at the view spots. What a vista. And I know you know how I feel about those skies!

Tara Crowley said...

you chose your home wisely! A place that puts in smack in the middle of natural beauty and wildlife. No wonder you are still in awe.

Lowcarb team member said...

Your photo's are so lovely, the light and shade, the different colours and hues, the views ...
A wonderful place to live.

All the best Jan

Ms. A said...

I love it when it's lush and green! Sure wish I was there!

The Bug said...

You're killing me here :) Definitely MUST plan a trip to "my" mountains SOON!

Vicki Lane said...

Time for a trip to the Parkway! (I'm glad you're back!)

Arkansas Patti said...

I can see why those views never become common place. I didn't realize Cold Mountain was a real place.

Connie said...

Beautiful photos of a beautiful area. I enjoy your blog.

Louvregirl said...

That second to last shot made me happy!!!!! I so remember that view!!! I miss it, too! ;-) ;-(

Busy Bee Suz said...

Wow. I too appreciate the beauty of spring in your area; yes, you're lucky to live in such a gorgeous place!

Nance said...

Thank you for sharing your photos with us. These past two posts have been lovely to look at. It's satisfying to know that you truly appreciate the Nature in which you live and are still awed by its beauty and variety.

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone. We do love these mountains and get out as often as we can to enjoy them.