I’ll Follow the Sun

The hummingbirds have been very active. We have 5 feeders on the deck and the hummingbirds start feeding before 6 a.m. It’s amazing though that if I’m sitting on the deck with a book in hand they fly all around me. However, if I put the book down and get my camera, they scatter. Are they really that smart?
I’m so glad that Tommy has planted Purple Cone Flowers here. The butterflies love them!

Such a lovely day!

We decided to go for a ride today. The weather forecast was good, so we headed up to the Blue Ridge Parkway. But first before we started out, I had to hang out the wash. Tommy put up a clothes line for me so that we could enjoy the smell of fresh, clean sheets. It brings back so many memories.

I finally caught a hummingbird at the feeder. Unfortunately, I didn’t have my longer zoom lens on the camera so it’s not as close as I’d hoped.

Just a random horse not too far from the house.

This shot was taken from the Parkway. There is one spot that gives you a view of the Biltmore House, but there is no overlook to pull into. So, we stopped in the middle of the road. If you look really hard out in the distance you can see the Biltmore.

A picture of a lovely field of yellow dandelions! It really was pretty.

It’s a cool 76 degrees here now. I think we’ll enjoy our dinner of smoked ribs, hash brown potatoes and fresh green beans out on the deck.

A thoroughly enjoyable day. 🙂

Day Tripper

Tommy and I went for a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway. We went south from Highway 215 to 23/74 into Dillsboro. It reminded us of when we were there years ago. Amanda was probably about 5 or 6 and could easily twist her dad around her little finger. While we were shopping in Dillsboro she saw a wooden duck that she wanted. I think at that time the duck probably cost about $75. She whined until her dad bought it for her–she was such a spoiled brat. 🙂

Not much was going on in Dillsboro (not much to take pictures of either) so we drove through Cherokee to get back to the Parkway. It was a beautiful day and we thoroughly enjoyed the drive.

Here’s the view of the Parkway from Water Rock Knob:

We stopped now and then so I could take some wildflower pictures. When I was trying to get close to one that was on a bank, I just happened to look down before I stepped. Thank goodness I did–this guy was waiting! But he never moved. Thank You God!

And here’s a wildflower (Indian Paintbrush) for you.

The Inner Light

I went to a Macro Photography workshop on Saturday. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Everyone there was so nice and it was great to be able to talk to others doing the same thing that I was. It was amazing how many different ways people can take pictures of the same flower. Of course if I had some of the lenses they had……..

Anyway, here’s one of my favorites: