Tuesday, July 26, 2016

bass lake, blowing rock nc

We're having a heck of a heat-wave this week, so I'm getting a little bit of relief by gazing through photos of our recent visit to the mountains.
Triple digits here and how I long for the breezy, cooler mountain air!
 Moses Cone Manor sits up high on the Blue Ridge Parkway
and from the porch you can spy Bass Lake down below.
We often will hike the carriage road trail between the manor and the lake.
A nicely strenuous trek through dense forest, also enjoyed by people on horseback.

 Then down to the lake itself where the paths are shared with other hikers, joggers, dog-walkers and of course, more horses. It's not unusual to see kids fishing (it's called Bass Lake, after all) and on this day, one resourceful woman was napping in a hammock set up lake-side. So peaceful.


Debbie said...

such a great, "cool" way to pass the time. we too, are having extreme temperatures that are keeping me indoors as well. yesterday i went outside to cut one tomato and one cucumber, that was all i could handle!!

you have some beautiful captures here, i had several favorites but that look from the swan, priceless!!!

Red Rose Alley said...

What gorgeous photos of the mountains. This is just what I need right now - to get away to a peaceful place with nature all around me. Are those water lilies, they're so pretty.

I hope you are enjoying these summer days.


Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Oh it looks wonderful there and cooler yes. You have some beautiful photos! :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Such a beautiful spot to cool down and to rest your mind as well. The swan is wonderful. We loved driving (and stopping along) the Blue Ridge Parkway on our trip through your area. Lovely that you can get to it fairly easily.

That is one of the things we love about our little corner of Oregon too -- we can get to the Mountains or the Coast either one on a day trip. (Though this month we are still getting settled in after our cross-country migration so no trips for a while).

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Again- more outstanding photos - you have a great eye for composition - love the goose especially!!!!