Saturday, July 7, 2012

Along the Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina


Sometimes when you are up on the Blue Ridge Parkway you can catch a glimpse of why these mountains were named as such by the pioneers who settled here. Fog had settled in the valleys after a thunderstorm came through with rain and higher humidity. I took this snapshot after crossing the Linn Cove Viaduct which is considered one of the engineering marvels of the world.

5 comments:

dinahmow said...

Looks to me like a spelling mistake - Linn CURVE, surely!

Toffeeapple said...

Utterly lovely! An amazing feat of construction.

Rose L said...

So lovely! I really like how they seem to go on forever.

frayedattheedge said...

What an amazing viaduct ..... and what a stunning photo - it looks like a painting!
It is still raining here, with worse to come later in the week .....

Karen said...

Di: I like that - Linn Curve is very appropriate.

Toffeeapple: And that type of construction has never been used again anywhere in the US.

Rose L: It really does look like the mountains go on forever, especially when the fog settles into the valleys.

Anne: Thank you. I used the (fake) HDR function on the camera which turned out nicely. And we now have some of your rain. Flash flood warnings are out in the mountains tonight.