Petunias are among the most popular flowering annuals for good reason. Petunias are bright and lively, bloom from spring until frost, and scent the air with lovely fragrance. Captured this flower color combination in Blowing Rock, North Carolina.
A native to the eastern United States, purple coneflowers are found in many flower gardens. Planting purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) in the garden or flower bed draws bees and butterflies, ensuring that nearby plants have plenty of pollinators. Captured these in Blowing Rock, North Carolina.
Marguerite daisy flowers are terrific butterfly and other pollinator attractors. Available in a variety of hues from white or yellow to pink or purple depending on the species, these daisies are similar in appearance to the Shasta daisy. Found these flowers in Blowing Rock, North Carolina.
Mountain Hydrangea lives up to its name. It shares the showy blooms and beautiful pink or purple color of big-leaf hydrangeas, but because it grows wild on the chilly mountain tops instead of the mild seaside, it naturally developed substantially better cold tolerance. The sturdy lacecap blooms will be bright pink or deep purple-blue, depending on your soil pH, and the handsome dark green foliage resists wilting. Found these in Blowing Rock, North Carolina.
Commonly called blazing star, gayfeather, or prairie star, is a versatile North American plant with plenty of ornamental allure. Noted for their tall, stately plumes of amethyst or white and delicate grass-like foliage, it is an appealing, durable wildflower. This beauty was captured in Blowing Rock, North Carolina.
Petunia is genus of 20 species of flowering plants of South American origin and one of the most popular to grow. Here are some from Blowing Rock, North Carolina.
The cheerful Shasta daisy is a classic perennial. It looks similar to the familiar roadside daisy but has larger and more robust blooms. Here are some daisies from Blowing Rock, North Carolina.
Visitors enjoy the view of Price Lake Dame near Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Low hanging clouds create a foggy scene over Bass Lake as viewed from Moses Cone Manor. Flat Top Manor, as it is most commonly known, is also called the Moses Cone Manor, and is located on Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, North Carolina.
A deserted playground enveloped by fog at Blowing Rock, North Carolina
An empty bandstand creates a striking image in the fog at Blowing Rock, North Carolina
A lonely stroller walks along the pathways at Moses Cone Manor near Blowing Rock, North Carolina with spectacular views of Bass Lake below
Located on the hills near Blowing Rock, North Carolina, the Moses Cone Manor house, completed in 1901, is an impressive piece of period architecture popping out of the mountain landscape. The walk down the steps provides a breath-taking view of Bass Lake below and the surrounding mountains accented by the always changing sky.
Being a golfer allows me to experience the marvels of nature and man-made landscaping. I will be posting images that I have captured, often with a phone camera, on golf courses to show their beauty.
Here is a golf course nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Ducks swimming freely on Bass Lake, Blowing Rock, North Carolina
A lonely swan creates ripples in Bass Lake, Blowing Rock, North Carolina
A natural bench to view nature at Bass Lake, Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Fall at Lake Price on Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, North Carolina
A scenic place to live in the Blue Ridge Mountains across from Blowing Rock, NC