Category Archives: Landscape Photography

Biltmore Gardens in August

Billie and I visited the flower gardens on the Biltmore Estate on August 15 and found that some policies are now in place to cater to those primarily interested in visiting the flower gardens and greenhouse area.  A parking attendant … Continue reading

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Bearwallow Mountain Hiking Trail

The Bearwallow Mountain Hiking Trail is part of the Upper Hickory Nut Gorge State Trail system,  comprising a 1.0-mile access trail climbing from the trailhead to the peak of Bearwallow Mountain. The trail is steep and littered in many places … Continue reading

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Waterfalls in the DuPont State Recreational Forest

The Dupont State Recreational Forest near Hendersonville, NC offers a variety of hiking trails and access to four waterfalls – Bridal Veil Falls, Hooker Falls, High Falls, and Triple Falls.  We recently hiked the High Falls Loop trail which begins … Continue reading

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Hiking with the Grands

We went on a number of hikes during the recent visit with our grandchildren.  Lyra and Freddie are real troopers, and we enjoyed being out and about with them and their parents.  We explored the Catawba Falls trail and the … Continue reading

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Choosing Gallery Photos

Billie and I spent a month in Hendersonville, NC last summer to escape the heat and humidity of the South Carolina Lowcountry, and we enjoyed our stay so much that we went back in early November to explore real estate … Continue reading

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June 15 & 16 – Cruising the Inside Passage to Vancouver

Our last days aboard the Golden Princess were spent cruising the Inside Passage to the port in Vancouver where our cruise ended on the morning of June 16.  The scenery along the way was eye-popping. One of the big surprises … Continue reading

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June 14 – Ketchikan

Today we cruise toward Ketchikan, Alaska’s first city, known as the “Salmon Capital of the World” and the “City of Totems.” Along the way we passed a family of humpback whales.  Judging by the backs in view and the number … Continue reading

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June 12 – Skagway

Today we cruise from Glacier Bay to the Alaskan town of Skagway where we walked ashore and explored the Gold Rush theme of the town.  We took a tour of the Chilkoot Trail through mountain passes to the Yukon Territory … Continue reading

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June 11 – Glacier Bay National Park

As we entered Glacier Bay National Park we immediately notice the increasing numbers of sea birds surrounding the cruise ship.  These birds followed us throughout the park as we explored glaciers near the north end of the Bay. We saw … Continue reading

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June 10 – Hubbard Glacier

Today we cruised past the mammoth Hubbard Glacier, one of Alaska’s advancing glaciers.  It is more than six miles wide where it meets the ocean, and the face is up to 400 feet tall.  Icebergs 3 to 4 stories in … Continue reading

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