On The Blue Ridge Parkway

Yesterday we drove the Blue Ridge Parkway for a while early in the morning. At one of the many scenic overlook areas we stopped to take in Looking Glass Rock, a huge rock outcropping that thrusts up from the rolling, forested hills of the Pisgah National Forest that stretch forever into the far distance. It’s an amazingly beautiful place, and a camera lens just can’t fully capture it’s sweep and splendor — but the pictures are pretty nevertheless.

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In God’s Country

My friend the Brown Bear continues to taunt me with beautiful pictures of the North Carolina countryside taken during his regular fishing jaunts to nearby, yet secluded, streams.  He says this view, from a vantage point in the mountains near Looking Glass Rock, reminds him of why he and his lovely wife decided to retire to the Asheville area in the first place.