Bewick’s Swan

The Bewick’s Swan is a sub-species of the native Tundra Swan seen in North America.  The Bewick’s swan is much smaller and has a shorter and straighter neck than the whooper and mute swan. The yellow shape on its beak is like a blob of butter, while a whooper swan’s seems like a wedge of cheese.

Here is Bewick’s Swan on abstract water ripples at Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Sumter, SC

Swan on Abstract Water Ripples

Reflections – in Landscape

The wonderful thing about using reflections when taking photos is that they can completely alter the image from something fairly straightforward to something richer or abstract or otherwise more artistic. Here is a reflection of the landscape at sunset in a small body of water.

Reflections at Sunset

Walkway to Lake Junaluska

The still, serene waters of Lake Junaluska, North Carolina are nestled in a scenic Smoky Mountain valley about 27 miles west of Asheville. A leisurely stroll along the Lake Junaluska Walking Trail that surrounds the calming waters offers priceless views.

We will be posting images from this area from a visit last year.

Walkway to Lake Junaluska

Bridal Veil Falls, North Carolina

Bridal Veil Falls near Highlands has been famous for generations as the only waterfall in North Carolina you can drive behind. However, the section of road behind the falls is now blocked off from automobiles for safety. This allows you to walk behind and enjoy it more. The 60-ft. waterfall in Nantahala National Forest doesn’t have a large volume of water (unless it’s right after a big rain), making it safe and fun to stand behind. 

Bridal Veil Falls, North Carolina