Monday, March 28, 2011

Back from Biltmore

Exhausted after a 2 day trip to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC and a quick visit to Cherokee. Took so many photos that I spent hours organizing and making galleries that I posted to Flickr. Hope you enjoy the journey as much as I did.

Exterior views of Gothic goodness here.
Gargoyles & Grotesques here.
Grounds & Gardens here.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Nature calls

Have been spending lots of time skipping through the woods, splashing in creeks, mulling over moss, but pausing quietly to take in the wildlife. Feeling all of 12 years old! Behold, some of my best sightings...

Isn't this perfection?

This goose, at a local lake, was simply magnificent.

Sitting pretty!!!

Taken yesterday at a new discovery  - a local historic, working mill and nature preserve!

This thrills me to bits. Looks like they are in line to play Leap-Frog.

One of my favorite flowers.
What might I find next?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Spring Fever

Spring is here!
“Smells like Spring!”
Black-capped Chickadee

Adorably puffed-up Chickadee
Carolina Wren
My first Robin of the year!