Bench View from Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park extends along the Blue Ridge Mountains in the U.S. state of Virginia. The Skyline Drive runs its length, and a vast network of trails includes a section of the long-distance Appalachian Trail. Mostly forested, the park features wetlands, waterfalls and rocky peaks. Shenandoah is home to many bird species, plus deer, squirrels and the elusive black bear.

Bench View from Shenandoah National Park

Blueness of the Ridges

The blueness of the Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina is accentuated by the striking formation of the clouds.

The Blue Ridge Mountains are noted for having a bluish color when seen from a distance. Trees put the “blue” in Blue Ridge, from the isoprene released into the atmosphere, thereby contributing to the characteristic haze on the mountains and their distinctive color.

Blueness of the Ridges

Linville Falls in North Carolina

Linville Falls is a waterfall located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The falls move in several distinct steps, beginning in a twin set of upper falls, moving down a small gorge, and culminating in a high-volume 45-foot drop. It is named for the Linville River, which goes over the falls.

Linville Falls in North Carolina

Golfing Landscapes

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

Golfing in the Valley