Thursday, July 02, 2015

A Day for Waterfalls!

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 --

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rusty brillo pad said...

Bonnie, so beautiful, glad you had a good day you deserve it. But remember the bears on wolverton mountain, hope you don't have any down your way.
Pat Dauphinee

Valerie said...

Aaaahhhh, the sound of that waterfall! So relaxing. Just what you needed--that and some mother son time with Jason, of course. Enjoy the weekend!

Diane Motley said...

sounds and looks like an amazing day to me!

Farm Quilter said...

Fabulous day!!! So glad you have so much water up there on Buck Mountain! Unfortunately so many lakes and streams are totally dry here in the west. The green looks so cool and inviting...but at least we don't have chiggers here!!!

Linda H said...

On your doorstep? What more could you ask? Quality time but where was Dave? Mind you, time with your offspring, to me, is the most precious time in the world. My days are Saturday's, that's when I have time alone with my lovely daughter! Enjoy your short break and have a happy 4th July - it's my hubbies birthday.

DBrez said...

Well he's pretty cute!! And I love that twirly block! Happy 4th Bonnie.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Hi Bonnie, thank you for taking us on the wonderful trip up Buck Mountain. What views and I loved the flower photos. Do rhododendrons grow wild there...amazing.

Darlene Contadino said...

What a great way to spend the day. I love hanging out with my grown sons too! Enjoy the weekend.

Shelor Robin said...

What gorgeous pics. I'm in the foothills, but can so remember going there and seeing those wonderful waterfalls. Guess we need to do a day trip soon!

janequiltsslowly said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful sights & sounds. Great day with your son.

Lynn Czar said...

Beautiful day spent with family and nature, can't be beat,! And sewing to boot! Love your blocks as always!😀