Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Devil's Backbone

(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.  Clicking a second time will make it full-sized.)

The Blue Ridge Parkway is an enchanting drive any time, even when the weather is not perfect.  We drove the Parkway in 2010 to celebrate Betsy's birthday, and stopped at the Devil's Backbone Overlook in Virginia.  The Devil's Background is almost lost in the distant clouds, but the valley below is still beautiful.

40 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

Such a beautiful photo, George. You two have enjoyed some gorgeous scenery over the years. Thanks for sharing with us.

Twilight Man said...

What a lovely view to admire. It looks like heavens.

Giga said...

Widok jest faktycznie cudowny. Pozdrawiam.
The view is really wonderful. Yours.

Margaret Adamson said...

Yes George, even with some mist, it is a lovely shot and view.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful view and a lovely photo, George!

Karin said...

There's no end to the beauty of God's creation! Blessed are you to be able to enjoy it and capture it on film!

Ginny said...

You are right, George. In this shot, the valley below outshines the mountains!

LV said...

What a perfect spot to look out and see miles and miles of beauty. Glad you are back.

troutbirder said...

A beautiful valley as always. Speaking of Devils we just returned from North Dakota where we visited a town and lake of the same name....:)

Sandra said...

by backbone feels like the devil today, does that count? it is a beautiful spot.

A Lady's Life said...

It sure is. You and Betsy have some breath taking memories.
Wish her a Happy Birthday and add many hugs and kisses.

Ms. A said...

Such a beautiful view! I'd sure like to be driving the Blue Ridge right now.

Carletta said...

The Parkway is a wonderful place for these panoramic views.
Love the header shot!!!

Pallavi said...

Must have been an enchanting and scenic drive . Beautiful picture George :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This is a lovely scene.The fog only adding to the beauty.

Linda said...

Lovely! I understand that right now the overlooks and services on the parkway are closed due to the government "shutdown," but the road itself is open. Skyline Drive, however, is closed to traffic. ;-(

Indrani said...

What a name! It got me curious! Great shot!

Susannah said...

I remember goring through the Blue Ridge Parkway quite a few years ago with my husband. It really was a beautiful sight to see. Very nice b-day present for your lovely wife a few years ago!

diane b said...

I love your mountains. Would love to take that drive with you.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Lovely Capture...

Linda@arichtapestry said...

A spectacular view down into the valley and across to the other side. A good way to celebrate that birthday in 2010!

rainfield61 said...

What a beautiful view.

Thanks for sharing.

Kalantikan said...

Hi George, thanks for always visiting my posts.

I wonder why this is called such, there's a lot of names for titles, why do they have to use that name.

Janie said...

What a beautiful scene. I think the mist really adds to its charm.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Absolutely gorgeous....what a breathtaking view!

Lisa Buben said...

George, I LOVE this one, I visited there as a kid and brings back memories. I remember being there doing a bad thunderstorm....Is that common there?

Hilda said...

Beautiful!

Team G Square said...

Superb view. What a name!

Neal said...

That is so beautiful....especially when enlarged to the largest size.

Jeevan said...

Breathtaking view! Beautiful capture George

Haddock said...

Wonderful landscape.
Wonder why it is called Devil's Background.

Ash said...

Gorgeous view!

Magia da Inês said...

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Paisagem exuberante!!!

Bom domingo!
Boa de semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil
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jewaicious said...

What a lovely capture of nature and the overview of the fields.

MastHoliday said...

Fabulous landscape shot!

Betty Manousos said...

such a peaceful scenery!
great shot!

Small Kucing said...

what a lovely view :)

Small City Scenes said...

It is a beautiful shot, George. I love the hazy background too. MB

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

pretty. what a great view. hope you both enjoyed your trip to VA.

sorry not to have the chance to meet you both, maybe next time. ( :

Amelia said...

Hi George,wonderful scenery. Great place for a getaway from the city. :)

Best regards to you and Betsy.