Friday, August 13, 2010

Peaks of Otter



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

We spent Betsy's birthday traveling along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia on our way to the Lodge at Peaks of Otter. This picture was taken on Sharp Top, one of the peaks, the next morning. The lodge is beside the lake in the lower right of the picture and the Blue Ridge Parkway can also be seen. The day was hazy, but the view from the top of the mountain was still pretty spectacular.

27 comments:

rainfield61 said...

You must have celebrated Betsy's birthday in a very special way, and at a very highland.

rainfield61 said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Kirigalpoththa said...

Lovely..just like a postcard!

Ginny said...

i just love seeing that tiny little lake nestled doen inside the mountains. For some crazy reason, it reminds me of Dr. Seuss Whoville. Maybe I need some coffee!

Mildred said...

What a lovely view and a spectacular way to celebrate Betsy's birthday!

Sandra said...

it has been many moons since i saw a mountain, your photos always make me long to see them again

Busy Bee Suz said...

Spectacular indeed!

Small City Scenes said...

very beautiful and lovely area.
But the question remains: Who/what is Otter and why does he/she have so many peaks? MB

Bloodhound said...

Can't think of a better way to celebrate a birthday!

Debbie Smith said...

Such a beautiful place to take your sweetie and celebrate her birthday!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This is a scenes ready for a calendar.Beautiful.
Blessings,Ruth

Happyone :-) said...

That's a long way down! Spectacular view!!

KathyA said...

One can really understand why they call these the Blue Ridge!

JAZEVOX said...

really awesome view, very well photographed, make it so easy to see how nice the area is out there. jazevox

SandyCarlson said...

A very beautiful place, to be sure, George.

Carletta said...

For me George - all mountain views are somewhat spectacular! :)

Ann said...

Did you drive all the way up or did you walk.

Pam said...

Hi George, I enlarged you photo and 'Spectacular is the perfect word to describe this awesome view.

Have a delightful weekend with your sweetheart.

Indrani said...

This blue is mesmerizing. Great capture!

KleinsteMotte said...

Lovely. We haven't travelled to that area since 1997. Maybe we should take a trip this autumn when the colour appear?

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Great Photos! It looks like an aerial photo.

LV said...

Haze or no haze, your photos turn out great. You have a good camera, great subject, and how to get great results.

troutbirder said...

I love the Blue Ridge as well and hope to return sometime in the spring so I can see those azaleas in bloom.

Cheryl said...

What stunning scenery to behold.

EG Wow said...

This is such a beautiful area, George!

A Lady's Life said...

such a breath taking view. The world is a great planet.:)

Janie said...

What a great view!