Sunday, June 24, 2012

More from Shenandoah Nat'l Park

I am linking up with Mosaic Monday , Green Day and Our World Tuesday

A few weeks back hubby and I took a daytrip to Shenandoah National Park and the Skyline Drive. These are some of the scenes we saw at the park and on the drive. My post below shows more of the Shenandoah-birds-and-critters

Above a Shenandoah Black bear,  a view of the Shenandoah valley, wildflowers, deer, horses on the trail, cabbage white, Towheee,  Blue-headed Vireo,  fawn and momma deer.
 We saw many birds and butterflies. Lots of deer and three different black bears along the Skyline Drive.







Above a heart shaped tree stump, wildflowers, Big Meadows, Red Admiral and a Robin

One of many deer, we saw along the Skyline Drive.

Robin collecting worms and bugs to take back to its nest.

The view from the Upper Hawksbill trail. It is the highest point of the Skyline Drive. Our first time doing this hike and it was well worth the hike for the beautiful view.


To see more wonderful mosaics please visit Mosaic Monday  lots of green at Green Day and to see photos from around the world Our World Tuesday.  Thanks to Mary the host of Mosaic Monday and to the host of Our World: Arija, Gattina, Lafy Fi, Sandy and Sylvia. Also, thanks for stopping by to see my post. I wish everyone a safe and Happy week ahead.

50 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

what a beautiful vista. and the bear still impresses me!

Linda said...

We are heading out on the Blue Ridge Parkway on August 16th...ending up in Pigeon Forge for 4 days. I can't wait! I love the photo ops on the Parkway - and I am SO hoping to see a bear this time! Your photos are great from your trip!

Sy said...

Beautiful pictures

Ellie said...

Oh you have some gorgeous pictures here. Such beautiful scenery. I love the large shot with the deer in it - just lovely.
Many thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog I really appreciate it :))

Carol said...

Beautiful sights, Eileen! So impressive. Especially the Bear. Gorgeous pictures.

ellen b. said...

These are such wonderful scenes for sure Eileen. How great that you could get out and enjoy them with your camera! Have a great week!

Vee said...

Had to open these up to their full size to appreciate all the beauty. What a view! Great captures of the wildlife and the horse riders and the birds and butterflies. Beautiful!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What wonderful wildlife sitings. We've enjoyed that drive a few tims and seen lots of deer...but never a bear! WOW!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Amazing shots and oh my goodness...that shot of the bear...I would have been a mile down the road!!

Sheila said...

Your mosaics and photos are spectacular Eileen. Your park has so much beauty especially as presented in your blog here!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

You have some beautiful pictures of wildlife and scenery. Love the deer picture.
Thanks for visiting my blog and your nice comment.
Have a great week.

betchai said...

it's so beautiful, the combination of the landscape and stunning vistas from the peak, the wildlife and the critters really inspires me to visit this place one day

Cloudy said...

Wundervolle Aufnahmen einer grandiosen Landschaft...

Ciao
CL

Fiona said...

Hi Eileen,

Thanks so much for joining in Green Day
I really appreciate having you there for our first linkup.

Your photos are wonderful and I have really enjoyed looking at them.

Hopefully you will join in again on Friday
for more "greens" from around the world.

Have a great week.


Fiona x

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful pictures / beautiful collages you show. I love nature shots. Wishing you a good day / good new week. Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

Sue said...

The views from the top of the trail are breathtaking. What a gorgeous place, Eileen.

Anni said...

Hi Eileen...
Just popping by to thank you for visiting me at my newer Birding Photo Blog the other day...I got behind in my visiting because of some genealogy work online that took most of my time last week!!!

Love your photo shares!!

Rajesh said...

This national park is beautiful with nice variety of birds and flowers.

Icy BC said...

Oh I agree with you about the view at the highest point: heart-stopping scenery!

Beautiful photos, Eileen!

Little Dotty Bird said...

What incredible landscapes you have and such abundant wildlife! I love seeing scenery from other countries, it really makes me want to travel. America is definately on my travel list! Once the kids get old enough to appreciate it we are on our way! :)

rainfield61 said...

Your pictures say it all.

I love this place.

Debbie said...

nice eileen....we love all the same things!!

it's wonderful that your husband also enjoys and appreciates nature. that view from the top of skyline drive...WOW!!

Happyone said...

What a beautiful park and your pictures are fantastic.

Dina said...

This looks like a pretty place. It's always neat to see a deer when you are driving along.

Salitype said...

looks like a fun hike, lots to see and enjoy !!!

Aligaga

Gary said...

Beautiful post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Randi said...

Stunning shots of your beautiful world!

Fun60 said...

The walk certainly was worth while. Some great photos there especially like the black bear.

laura.forestdreams:) said...

eileen, LOVE the view...all the little critters, the flowers...but especially the DEER and BEAR!!

terrific shots!!
have a great week!

Robert Geiss said...

You must be living in Paradise. Probably more than a decade since last I saw deer ... Please have a good Tuesday.



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CameraCruise said...

Beautiful photos from a wonderful place.
Thanks for sharing.
Wish you a great day.
Mette

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful place and such wonderful views! Love the birds, bears and deers! Such a wonderful collection, Eileen! Thanks for sharing the beauty of an incredible day trip!

Sylvia

My Little Home and Garden said...

That park looks incredible and it seems you saw an awful lot of wildlife while there. Beautiful photos!

Denise said...

You really captured Skyline Drive beautifully Eileen. I am glad you had such a great time up there. It is an incredible area, full of photo ops and I've enjoyed seeing yours very much. Have a great week.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Beautiful shots.

Darryl and Ruth :)

SandyCarlson said...

Wow!!!!!! Eileen. These are gorgeous.

Rohrerbot said...

That was such a beautiful hike. You saw lots of fun things. Isn't it always interesting that you never know what you'll find? Sometimes there are a lot of animals and birds....while other times, it's super quiet. Just all depends.:) I'd love to be on one of those hikes!

ladyfi said...

What gorgeous shots of the lovely countryside and creatures. Wonderful.

Indrani said...

Beautiful captures. Grand view from hill top.

Min fotogen said...

Great pictures!
The wiew from the highest point was fantastic!

Dianne said...

Gorgeous captures of this beautiful park ... I love your collages Eileen ... Well done!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

You take such fun ventures and wow, we have been there and we never got to see a Black Bear...good for you! How fun that must have been, along with the beauty of each in these shares~

jabblog said...

What a beautiful place to hike and there's so much wildlife - wonderful:-)

Stewart M said...

I like the way you just pop a bear into the post like it was the most everyday thing in the world! (Well I suppose it may be!)

Nice post.

Stewart M - Australia

NatureStop said...

Eileen, WOW!!What a view from the top...BEAUTIFUl!!!I love the deer and fawn shot..Thanks for sharing!Have a great day!

Shantana

W. Latane Barton said...

One of my favorite places in the world. You have some beautiful pictures.

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful pictures, a wonderful place.

Micupoftea~ said...

What lovely photos...love the deer, bear and that handsome Robin! ENjoy the end of June~
shawn

Kathie Brown said...

Such beauty! What magnificent views!

Debra said...

Visiting from Mosaic Monday...your photographs are absolutely stunning! :)