The Blue Ridge Mountains are full of hidden wonders only accessed by perseverance on nearly hidden trails.
If you don’t look closely, you just might miss that trail head that will take you to some of the most wondrous natural sites on our planet.
I have a fascination for them….
And I think my eldest son Jason has inherited his love of waterfalls from me --
We went out on the four wheelers today in search of the best that Buck Mountain has to offer.
The goal? To go UP to the top for the view DOWN – because I’ve never been to the top before!
We rode trails, and marveled at vast vistas. ever blue.
Jason drove, I rode shot gun, and Sadie took up the rear!
We played king of the rock cliff!
Isn’t it amazing how rock formations can make you feel so small?
Rhododendrons are in blissful bloom everywhere!
This bud cluster is about to pop and become this:
Faintly pink! Lovely!
Purple spikey things too….love wildflowers!
This is the stream that feeds the water fall!
This is the view from the top!
It's a long way down -- that's the parking lot down there!
The hike down – water fall viewed through the trees!
Sitting and relaxing to the sound of cool water plummeting.
Sadie loves Jason too!
Should we go find the OTHER one??
Jason on the 4 wheeler, Sadie & I in the Rzr!
Worth every bumpy moment of trail riding to get here!
Awesome day, son!
The guys are back out on the 4 wheelers riding more trails – I begged off to get dinner started. There are potatoes baking in the oven. There is a salad ready to go, and steaks will soon be on the grill when they return.
And while they are gone….I just may get some more of THIS through the machine:
Twirl Around blocks!
These are from my Addicted to Scraps column, and I need this top finished, backed, layered, quilted and bound by the end of the month! I’m on a deadline….and I’m getting there!
Much love from Buck Mountain --