Before all the gushing torrent into Linville Falls, water gently flows in Linville River surrounded by greenery
Significant rain storms increase the flow of water gushing at Upper Linville Falls, North Carolina
After the gushing torrent from Price Lake Dam, water gently flows over the rocks going down the stream
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
Swans swimming in water with ripples creates interesting reflections at Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Sumter, SC
A Whooper Swan framed by abstract water formations swims at Swan Lake Iris Gardens in Sumter, SC
A sheltered spot to relax by the ocean while viewing the turquoise waters and blue sky
Another simple design of nature – ripples in the sand under the waters of a lake
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.
Colorful flowers provide an attractive foreground to the water, sky, clouds and landscape at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina
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.
Lilies, sky and cloud reflection,s and tree shadows create interesting patterns in the water
Blooming lilies with their pads covering the water at the The Highlands Biological Station, Nature Center, and Botanical Gardens, North Carolina
Water lilies at the The Highlands Biological Station, Nature Center, and Botanical Gardens, a public garden and nature sanctuary that showcases the diverse flora of the southern Appalachians in North Carolina
A serene North Carolina landscape with greenery and water around the Highlands area
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.
The sun sets over the bridge at Lake Hickory, North Carolina; lighting up the clouds and water in a golden glow
The views, at Winterthur Gardens in Delaware, in every direction are important to the whole. The paths are an integral part of the overall design, curving rather than straight, following the contours of the land, passing around trees and water, and drawing walkers into the garden.
A small park with water fountains in Wilmington, Delaware and a statue honoring those who died in wars
A water channel runs through the marsh around Shem Creek, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina