Thursday, July 21, 2016

off to the blue ridge parkway

It was a rare free weekend for us and the temperatures in the Piedmont were nearing triple digits. An escape to the mountains was in order, not only to escape the heat but for a much needed change and long-awaited return to this place that is so special to us.
The day began with a bit of rain but that didn't stop or disappoint us. We headed to our very favorite breakfast place to wait out the showers. After all, it rains a bit every day here - which is why everything stays so lush. We knew this would pass.
 I have no idea what these flowers are,
but if "goose-head" isn't in the name then it ought to be!


These little guys were everywhere and they particularly loved my purple sandals.


Peace and quiet. Just what we needed today.

11 comments:

Marilyn Miller said...

Thanks for coming by Delights of the Heart. Love your photography. I would be heading to the mountain in triple digit weather too. Your wildflowers are beautiful too.

Jedidja said...

I love the rain and wildflower photo! So nice.
I came via #GoodFences

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh how I love seeing your photos today! We'll be up there sometime soon. And it's always a thrill when we first see those beautiful mountains! Enjoy your afternoon. Hugs, Diane

TexWisGirl said...

magnificent views. love the gooseheads. :) the pearl crescents are such cute little butterflies. and i loved the lichen-covered fence line.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Your photos are so beautiful! A lovely place to spend the day! x Karen

doodles n daydreams said...

Some rather lovely pics. Thanks for sharing.

Diana
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Grantham Lynn said...

Beautiful shots. I came from Good Fences. I sure wouldn't want to get tangled in that one! Thanks for sharing.

Ida said...

The Parkway is gorgeous! I visited there years and years ago and loved it. Great fence shot. I agree about the white flowers, they do look like a goose's head.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

OH yes -- peace and quiet these days would be welcome to anyone. How we need it right now!! Your mountains are beautiful and I am fascinated that the butterfly was attracted to your purple sandals.

A Quiet Corner said...

Bev...nice to meet you...:) I think that plant is Loose-strife...it is prevalent down your way and can, to my understanding, be on the list of invasives. It is a beautiful plant though!!!...:)JP

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Here, I'd call your flowers in the second photo "Black Eyed Susans" a perennial that does well in my location ( Southwest PA )

I would think that they are a wild variey similar to ours...not sure though:)