Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Cruising the Blue Ridge…


One of the nice things about driving south to Roanoke, Virginia (USA), is getting off the highway and onto the Blue Ridge Parkway.  I could wax eloquent, blather on and take lots of poetic license describing this beautiful drive, but since I’m a thoughtful and charitable type of person, I will not waste your time and will let my photos speak for themselves.




It became apparent why they are called the "Blue" Ridge Mountains.

Standing tall on top of the world.

21 comments:

Love for Food and Photography said...

Wonderful views and images, I would really like to drive there, it seems being so peaceful and quiet!!
thank you for your comment, ps I'm trying to stay warm,we had a one day heating failure at home but it's already repaired :-)
take care, ciao ciao
Dany

SUCEN said...

I like you photo

I am fotografer use canon 550D

TexWisGirl said...

really are gorgeous 'waves'. :)

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Wonderful!

Debbie said...

hahaha...no words were necessary, they are gorgeous!!

you will be kicking yourself on sunday when you need a shadow for the scavenger hunt ;))))

Diane AZ said...

Breathtaking!!

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

I love the blue tinge to the peaks of those mountains. A fantastic set.
Shaun

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I took a motorcycle trip in your area in 1999 and fell in love with those mountains. Gorgeous blue!!

Tanya said...

i love riding on the parkway! when i see scenes like the 2nd to the last photo, i too know why they are called the blue ridge mtns! we've only been here since 2008 and i'm still just in awe of the beauty here!

Joyce said...

I never tire of those blue ridges... Lovely.

asiong32 said...

wow...beautiful pictures barbara. i love it! i closed my eyes for a few seconds imagining myself in picture number 2 and 3. amazing!

Nicki said...

Wonderful captures - I especially like the 2nd shot as well as the one that clearly illustrates why they are called the Blue Ridge Mountains. Sometimes I forget just how beautiful the mountains are that surround me - these pictures are a quick reminder.

Sall's Country Life said...

Yes, a picture is worth a thousand words...and now I want to hop in a convertible and head for the Blue Ridge Mountains! Beautiful pictures!!!

Robert Geiss said...

Picture two and four are amazing. Thank you very much for this much needed escape. Please have you all a good Friday.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful captures of the Blue Ridge Mountains. I also love the second and fourth photos. Cool shadow shot. Thanks for the visit, have a great weekend!

karen said...

the first thing that came to my mind when I saw your title was the song by Laurel and Hardy!!! Lonesome Pine...sorry!!! I am still singing it....in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia....on the trail of the lonesome Pine...la, la, la ,la....

karen said...

in the pale moonshine our hearts entwined where she carved her name and I carved mine...la, la, la....

barbara l. hale said...

Lol!

Rose said...

Enjoyed these...I always call my shadow shots the Long Shadow....

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

thanks for brighting my day with these gorgeous shots!

honeystealsgold said...

Just as Betty Manousos said ! wow ! I reallyreally like your shadow shot ! great photos