Monday, January 9, 2012

More of the Blue Ridge Mountains

If you missed the last post showing our trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway on Thanksgiving Week,  please click HERE.   Today I'll share one more group of photos from our stops at the overlooks along our way.   Above is a picture of Price Lake.   Seeing this beautiful lake along the parkway was neat!!!   I think you get a taste of everything  when you stop at the overlooks along the Parkway.




This waterfall is 'almost' named after me...  Its name is Betsey's Rock Falls... In the picture above,  I was hiding the "E" ---so that it could be MY waterfall.  This waterfall is hard to see since it falls down the mountain in the distance.




This is Betsey's Rock Falls.  George put the long lens on his camera and got a picture of it... It is quite far away. 




I love the clouds in this picture.  OH---so much beauty along the parkway!!!!!




Finally,  here is another great photo of the BLUE Ridge Mountains.  See why they are called 'blue'????   Love seeing the layers of mountains!

Hope you enjoyed going on our little trip with us today---along the Blue Ridge Parkway.. Next week---I'll share more,  as we travel north toward Skyland Resort...

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On another note,  this Mama was a 'happy camper' on Saturday.  Son Jeff brought his girlfriend to meet Mama!!!!!  Dawn is AWESOME ---and I SO approve... She's so personable, caring and smart.... Jeff has a "keeper" for sure. 

I was so excited that I forgot to take any pictures... Luckily they brought me a neat photo of them which they framed and I have on the end table next to our sofa....  Thanks Jeff and Dawn ---and thanks for coming!!!!  I love you BOTH very much.  Above is the picture they brought me....  Aren't they adorable?  (There's another picture of them on my Facebook page ---if you have FB.)

Have a great day.
Hugs,
Betsy

72 comments:

diane b said...

Lovely views from all the overlooks I love the blue rolling layers of mountains. How super having a visit from your son and girlfriend. They look very happy.

eileeninmd said...

Hi Betsy! Lovely views of the BlueRidge Mountains. And how cool to have a waterfall named after you, LOL! Congrats to you son, they are a lovely couple. Great pic's, have a wonderful day.

Red Nomad OZ said...

Your photos remind me of the Blue Mountains downunder in OZ - those same rolling layers of blue are just breathtaking!!

Have a great day!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Spectacular views, what a fun trip !
I've been to the Rockies, Smokies, and the Alps, but not the BlueRidge Mountains....yet ;)
~Jo

Pam said...

Love those mountain layers!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

You can never take the layers of mountains out of my heart :-)

Love your snaking waterfall!

Glad the girlfriend meets approval :-)

the cuby poet said...

Jeff and Dawn make a lovely couple. Your drive along the Parkway with all these beautiful views - just love it all. :)

John and Ellen said...

The blue colors and the layered lines are superb! The photo of the mountains takes on the look of a beautiful painting.

John and Ellen
connectedtothevinephotography.blogspot.com

Arkansas Patti said...

Had to laugh at you claiming your falls. Way to go.
How wonderful that your son has found such a lovely person and that you really like her. He obviously has your good judgment.

Sandra said...

so the sign painter mispelled the name of the falls. LOL i really like that long distance shot of the falls, the feathery look of the trees is magnificent, kudos to senior hiker. and I thought you were getting into creative portrait photography until read the note about your son. great shot and what a blessing to find a keeper.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I love mountains and all the waterfalls you post,but today,the peacefulness of the lake scene was just what I needed. Thanks.

Snap said...

Congratulations to Jeff and Dawn ... serious to meet Mom!!! Love YOUR waterfall. :D :D :D

From the Kitchen said...

I love the next-to-the-last photo of "my" mountains!
Also the last photo of your happy son and his Dawn. Isn't it wonderful meeting the people that love your children?

If that sign at Betsey Falls ever gets "changed", I will know who did it!!

Best,
Bonnie

linda m said...

The Blue Ridge Mountains are so pretty - one of my favorite places to visit.

Fred Alton said...

Bets#y, I love riding along the blue-ridge with you and George! And photographing your very own Bets#y's Rock Falls! How neat is that? The picture of your son and his friend is also very nice.

Dorothy said...

I love those mountains almost as much as you do, Betsy! I just don't get to see them as often! I know you are happy for your son! Have a great new week!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Hooray for the happy couple & congrats on 'MoM's approval!' =)

Love that Betseys Rock Falls shot! =)

hundredsofideas said...

Beautiful blue mountains...your own special falls!! Cute picture of the lovebirds..

Busy Bee Suz said...

The nerve of the waterfall sign makers to misspell your name!!!!! Rude. :)
Congrats to Jeff and Dawn, they look so much in love and you gotta love that.
xo

Big Dude said...

It's always good to wow the mom. I believe you'd buy the blue ridge if you could - good shots as always.

TexWisGirl said...

love those gorgeous layers of blue mountains! and laughed at you covering the E. :)

congrats to your sweet son on finding a lovely woman!

Becca's Dirt said...

I see those blue mountains - how awesome is that. Too bad you couldn't get close to the falls. How neat that it bears your name even if the spelling is off. Claim it girl.

Mary said...

The mountains are very beautiful. I love the wavy lines of color in the distant shots. The falls is beautiful even from that great distance. Congrats on the family visit, too.

RoeH said...

I'd love love love to follow you around in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Only been there once and it was thrilling. Soo pretty.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, These are really nice photographs. Glad you had a wonderful trip - looks so beautiful there. Imagine having your "own" waterfall! Have a wonderful day and stay dry and toasty.

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

What a great couple your son and his lady make!!! I love the name Dawn...and congrats on having your very "own" waterfall...it couldn't have happened to a nicer person!!! Have a beautiful week Betsy!!!

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful place and I do love "your" waterfall, Betsy! Great shot of your son and his lady! Hope you have a wonderful week! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Linda said...

That last picture of the parkway is just perfect. Love it. Doug and I are thinking about driving the entire parkway in 2012. It's something we've talked about doing for some time, but your pictures are inspiring us to follow through.

Maple Lane said...

Jeff & Dawn are a very happy-looking couple! So glad you had a good visit.

Your pics from your trip are fabulous. Hope you have a nice Monday.

Ms. A said...

Gorgeous lake!

Isn't it wonderful when our kids choose people we can love, too! Sure makes life easier.

Neal said...

My favorite picture is the one of the mountains...layer after layer. That is gorgeous. Of course, I am biased to that type of picture. Is that really a waterfall? It's hard for me to tell if it a fall or just water rushing down the mountain.

You forgot to put the apostrophe in the sign to make it possessive. :)

Diane said...

How great that your son found someone to love and to love him. I'm sure you're delighted. Beautiful pictures, Betsy, I love the one with the layers of blue. Diane

Happyone said...

Pretty cool to have waterfall named after you even if they did spell your name wrong!! : )

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

That's a cute picture of you covering the E, Betsy! Love the mists in the mountains. Beautiful shots!

amelia said...

Betseys Falls is extraordinary!! Quite spectacular!!!
The mountains are always lovely!

imac said...

Great to see your family looking happy also great shots Betsy at your own Falls.

Linda G. said...

Lovely pictures from the Blue Ridge Parkway. You should write to the people who make the parkway signs and tell them they spelled your waterfall wrong! Jeff and Dawn look like a happy couple. I'm on my way to Facebook to see the other picture.

gigihawaii said...

I love that pic of the blue mountains. I have an oil painting of Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii, with the mountain range painted in shades of blue... I am glad you liked Dawn, what a sweet name!

LV said...

A perfect ending to a great Smokey Mountain tour.

Lady Di Tn said...

First of all, I love your new header and my heart leaps with joy each time I arrive. The impish grin and your actions on the sign are priceless. I also think the last photo of the mountains truly shows why they are called "Blue Ridge". Thanks for sharing the good news about your son. Peace

Chatty Crone said...

Jeff and Dawn are so cute together - congrats. And you have a fall named after you! And the header with the lake and the sun on it - gorgeous! Sandie

nanny said...

More wonderful pictures...I love your waterfall!!
The one of the mountains looks like a painting, so soft and beautiful.

Ginny said...

This picture looks professionally taken, I love it!!! What a cute couple! Any wedding plans?? Must be; if he took her to meet the parents, how exciting!!!!! I knew it would just be a matter of time till you got a waterfall named after you. And hidden away so no one can steal it!!!

Ann said...

How cool that you have your very own waterfall, even if they did spell it wrong...lol
Lovely shots and what a sweet looking couple your son and girlfriend are.

Wendy said...

Love those layers of mountains too! You really do have a talent with your camera.

Awww, love those young people too. So sweet to be in love.
Hugs

Retired English Teacher said...

I would really love to see the Blue Ridge Mountains someday.

I am very happy to hear that your son has such an awesome new lady in his life. They do look very happy together.

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

The mountains are beautiful. You cracked me up covering up the "e"--funny!! Your son and his girlfriend are adorable. So glad you guys got to spend some time together.

carolina nana said...

Your son sure looks happy in that photo. Glad you really like her also. I've always said I would like anyone who my kids choose as long as they were good to them. She looks like a kind spirited girl in her eyes.
Is it still raining at your place ?
I hope not because I hope our rain will be ending soon.
Blessings
marilyn

Carletta said...

Betsy, that first picture is beautiful!
You were bound to find a waterfall you could call your own. It is a lovely one too as it snakes down the mountain.
Jeff and Dawn make a lovely couple!
So glad you had a wonderful visit.
I'm looking forward to seeing my son and his wife and my grandson Sammy this weekend. We never see other often enough. :)

Marie said...

Blessings to Jeff and Dawn for a wonderful future together! I am so happy for you and George that you will be welcoming this sweet girl into your family! Thanks for your kind birthday wishes! I appreciated it so much! You and George are an inspiration to me of how it should be done! I feel so much better already! God bless you both!

Loved the pictures of the Parkway! And LOVE Betsy's place!

Rose said...

I love the last photo of the Blue Ridge!

I bet you are happy to see Jeff happy...mom's happiness depends on how happy their children are, to a big extent.

Karin said...

Everything's already been said, lol!! I'm late catching up on blog posts today! I love your mountains and that you can just enjoy so much as they are so close!

So thoughtful of Jeff and Dawn to make sure you have a picture! They make a fine couple and blessings to them!

Lynda said...

Great photo of the Blue Ridge Mtns - - looks like ocean swells!

Donna said...

Look at the contented smiles on that young couple! Ahhh, so sweet!

Love the pic of the distant hills, covered with the blue haze! What a grand world we live in.

Andrea said...

Another one of those spectacular trips, but i really love those layers of mountains. It is also absent in this part of the world, we don't have that much expanse of land, you know! And that thin but long waterfall is very lovely, so different from the waterfalls you've shown us. And I also haven't seen that kind here!

Daisy said...

The mountains are so pretty to look at! How nice that you got to visit with your family too. Looks like a very happy couple. :-)

SquirrelQueen said...

Well I think the sign maker just made a mistake, it looks like Betsy's Falls to me! Beautiful shots of the mountains, I really like the misty blue in the last photo.

Brought her home to meet the folks? Looks like your family has a new member.

Ann said...

so good you like your son's girl friend.

Beatriz said...

Hello Betsy!
Your journey is fantastic, as usual!
I think now is snowing in the US.....Despite we're in Summer in Brazil, it's raining a lot and I can't walk around as I would like.....unfortunately.....
kisses
Bia
www.biaviagemambiental.blogspot.com

Pam said...

Finally a waterfall with the best name of all.. minus the E thanks to U, Betsy :)
The Blue Ridge is beautiful even this time of year.
I love your photo of Jeff and Dawn. They look so happy to be together.
Hugs,
Pam :)

HolleyGarden said...

Very pretty. The picture of the blue ridges is fabulous! "Your" waterfall looks like a gorgeous one!

Small City Scenes said...

The views are awesome, Betsy. I am so glad you have a falls named (almost) after you. LOL

The picture of Jeff and Dawn is so sweet. Happiness to them. MB

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Terry and Linda said...

YAY! Happy for you and and your son! Also, loved the Betsy's sign!


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Catherine said...

You always see the most beautiful countryside Betsy! Fantastic! How wonderful that your son brought his girlfriend home for you to meet. And she's nice? Extra bonus! :)
xo Catherine

Photo Cache said...

that lake looks so peaceful.

Shelley said...

Beautiful shots Betsy! There SHOULD be waterfalls named after you - lol! And so glad your son has found a lovely lady to share his life with! I know you must be happy!

Hugs,
Shelley

The Incredible Woody said...

I'm so sorry they misspelled the name of your waterfall on the sign ;)

Janie said...

Having a waterfall named (almost!) after you is very special. Love the layers of blue mountains.
So glad your son brought his girlfriend to meet you, and that she seems like a wonderful person.

Splendid Little Stars said...

I love the layering of mountains, too! so beautiful and serene!
I grew up outside Washington, DC, and my family visited the Blue Ridge Parkway often. Now my daughter lives in Asheville, so I get to visit from the other side.
(I'll go check out your other photos!)

Splendid Little Stars said...

Oh, and happy that you are happy about Jeff and Dawn! That's awesome!

Annesphamily said...

Love the family! What a great thing to have a such a terrific family to share with us here! Glad all is well with the sweet girlfriend! Woo Hoo!

Love your shots Betsy! Your water fall is quite cool too! Hee Hee!

Hugs Anne