Thursday, May 17, 2012

Blue Ridge Mountains Scenery II


These photos were taken along the Blue Ridge Parkway near the Linn Cove Viaduct. The viaduct was built on the side of a mountain and there are some very nice views through this area of the parkway. It's difficult to get a perfectly clear day because of the haze that frequently hangs over the mountains. The resulting blueish color is how the Blue Ridge Mountains got their name.













32 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant scenery, though, a bit of shame about the road.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

A beautiful drive and pleasant views. It must be great to drive on the roadway which extends over the edge.

Linda said...

The beauty of the Linn-Cove Viaduct is that it was done so as to disturb as little of the mountain as possible. I have traveled it several times and always take time to stop and enjoy the view! Your photos do a wonderful job of presenting this amazing engineering feat!

Carole M. said...

We have the same blue-hue in the 'Blue Mountains' said to be vapours from the eucalypt forest. Interesting countryside; lovely photographs Brian.

Stewart M said...

WOW! Thats a remarkable section of road! And while I like the wild to be wild, if you have to put a road through it, at least you can do it with style!

Nice pictures.

Stewart M - Australia

Maple Lane said...

Breathtaking photos. Visiting via Rural Thursday Blog Hop.

Betty Roan said...

Beautiful shots of the mountains. Good info on why they are called Blue Ridge Mountains. Makes sense. I enjoy seeing the outcroppings.

My Journey With Candida said...

The beautiful scenery even makes the roadway look beautiful. Great shots.

Tanya said...

aren't the blue ridge mtns just gorgeous?! last night i was at my sons baseball practice and from the back of the school is the most incredible view of the mountains, it was hard to watch practice! i forgot my camera though.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Beautiful mountain scenery!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

The viaduct is interesting. Beautiful pictures!

Nancy said...

The rolling mountains photo is so lovely, Brian. Thank you for sharing at Rural Thursdays this week. xoxo

Jenn Jilks said...

Amazing shots, and I love the moorhen!!!
Greetings from Cottage Country!

TexWisGirl said...

really pretty. loved that old wooden fence.

EG CameraGirl said...

Rugged and lovely!

darlin said...

WOW! Not only is the countryside stunning, so are your photos of it Brian!

Have a wonderful weekend, cheers.

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful scenic shots!

Candy C. said...

Beautiful pictures Brian! That first one really shows the amount of work it took to build the road without blasting away the mountainside!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

WHOA! Yep Yep, from what I understand Cades Cove is somewhere near the Blue Ridge Parkway, but I don't know exactly where! When the page & 1st pic loaded, I recognized it immediately! Such beautiful country out there! Love the SUPER-SIZED PICS, too! WoW! =)

Amy Burzese said...

Beautiful shots of beautiful America.

Pamela Gordon said...

This is such gorgeous scenery! I love the long view of the hills.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We were privileged to be able to travel the Blue Ridge a couple of summers ago -- your photos are remarkable -- it is hard to get photos that do it justice, but you did.

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

that scenery outranks that where i live just a little. Actually quite alot, you are really lucky to have such stunning scenery on your doorstep.

Shaun Valleys ShutterBug

Genie said...

Thanks for your kind words about my bleeding heart and the texture. Much to my frustration, it probably took me an hour to get it to the point where I was willing to post. It is pretty much trail and error. Your pictures from the Blue Ridge are beautiful. We have not been to this area, but it would certainly be worth the trip. That roadway is one impressive structure. How in the world did they ever build the thing? Loved seeing the mountains from a different perspective and the gorgeous skies. genie

Andrew said...

It's wonderful to see Brian... many thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

took my breath away!! what a view!!

Carletta said...

A beautiful series of lovely landscapes!
I haven't been on the parkway in a few years. I think it's time for a visit. :)

Tammy said...

Excellent photos Brian! The Blue Ridge mountains are beautiful. As always, you have a great eye for capturing lines (and curves) so nicely.

Pam said...

Awesome shots, Brian. Love the gorgeous mountain views and winding roads. Thanks for the ride.
cheers

Meggie said...

It's been awhile since I have been to the BlueRidge Parkway. It is a magical place. Your photos depict it perfectly!

Liz said...

Perfect scenery and beautiful skies. What a lovely part of the world.

Jeannelle said...

Great scenery!