In Flight-Saluda, North Carolina, 93E0616

Hummers in flight, my challenge in photography.

In Flight- Saluda, North Carolina, 93E0616

An Unknown Insect-Saluda, North Carolina, 93E0519

I am unable to name this bug.  He flew by me and rested on that pole for a brief moment while I was patiently waiting for one of the many birds visiting the feeder.

Unknown Insect- Saluda, North Carolina, 93E0519-2


Unknown Insect- Saluda, North Carolina, 93E0519

Lake Lure, North Carolina, 93E0050

Lake Lure is a town in Rutherford County, NC.  In 2010 the town population was 1,192. Lake Lure was incorporated in 1927, and acquired the lake after which it is named in 1965.  Interestingly enough, the Lake Lure area has been used several times as a filming location.

One gets this pleasant and enjoyable view while sitting from a local restaurant adjacent to the lake.

Lake Lure, North Carolina, 93E0050-2


Lake Lure, North Carolina, 93E0050

Blue Ridge Parkway Pano, NC – DSCO2261

The Blue Ridge Parkway is a National Parkway and All-American Road in the United States, noted for its scenic beauty. The parkway, which is America’s longest linear park, runs for 469 miles (755 km) through 29 Virginia and North Carolina counties, mostly along the Blue Ridge, a major mountain chain that is part of the Appalachian Mountains. Its southern terminus is on the boundary between Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Cherokee Indian Reservation in North Carolina, from which it travels north to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia and offers access to the Skyline Drive. While the two roads join together end-to-end, they are separate and distinct entities, built as two different projects and managed by two different National Park Service units. The Blue Ridge Parkway was built to connect Shenandoah National Park to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The parkway, while not a National Park, has been the most visited unit of the National Park System every year since 1946 except two (1949, 2013). Land on either side of the road is owned and maintained by the National Park Service and, in many places, parkway land is bordered by United States Forest Service property. The parkway is on North Carolina’s version of the America the Beautiful quarter in 2015.

Blue Ridge Parkway Pano, NC _DSCO2261

Fall Colors on the Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina, MG_9780

Fall colors on the Blue Ridge Parkway,  North Carolina MG_9780

Fall Colors on the Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina, MG_9435

Pano View from the Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina MG_9435