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Monday, November 4, 2013

Our Visit to the Peaks of Otter

One of Bud’s and my favorite places to stay for a weekend or visit for a day is Peaks of Otter Lodge up on the Blue Ridge Parkway at Bedford, Virginia. Yesterday was a cool, breezy day so off we went, and here is a collection of shots from our ride and walk around Abbot Lake.

Scenes along the Way
OOPS...I just noticed I put one of the barns in two times. Sorry about that :-(

Peaks of Otter Lodge
When you look across Abbott Lake in the first picture, 
you would see the lodge back off to the left. It sits on that long stretch of land.

Sharp Top Mountain, Abbott Lake, fences, a row boat, clouds, 
shadows, and reflections.

Foot bridges, the tunnel over to the Johnson Farm, lots of shadows, 
and a bit of Buddy in the distance.

 Milkweed

The tree shots were taken while I was resting on the bench. I was pretending I was Georgia O’Keefe lying on the ground drawing the trees above me...but this time I was taking pictures with my old pink Canon point and shoot of the bare trees stretching their arms towards the sky.





42 comments:

  1. You do have some incredible skies and fantastic capture for the day, Genie, not to mention Reflections and Shadow Shots, etc, etc!! Awesome!! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Have a great week!

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  2. Gorgeous shots of this lovely place!

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  3. Beautiful photos of fantastic scenery! Very nice!

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  4. Hi from Scotland! Love your photographs.
    Liz

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  5. Lovely photos from your visit to the Peaks of Otter. The top mosaic looks beautiful with a gorgeous sky. Thanks for sharing, have a happy day!

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  6. Thanks for the tour Genie. You have been busy with you camera. Keep on clicking.

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  7. Looks as if you had a lovely weekend, and that the leaves are gone from the trees. Looks kind of bare without them. What a fun place to go for a weekend, and your Georgia O keefe demonstration very good. We took my grandson to visit her house last fall... one in New Mexico. She was quite a character

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  8. Your post on Abbott Lake is perfect. You have touched every corner of what they have to offer you while visiting. This is indeed a most beautiful area. I can see why you chose this and continue to do so. Excellent photos Genie :)

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  9. OH! Looks like my kinda place, Genie! And the sky was so blue too! Yes, that's milkweed. Isn't it photogenic?

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  10. love the blue skies and crisp air i can 'feel' through these. :) yes, that's milkweed.

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  11. Wonderful series Genie!!!

    Please consider yourself officially invited to participate this year's 5th Annual Gratitude (word) Quilt. Instructions (it is very simple) and a link that explains the origin of the word quilt can be found at the top of my blog. In past years there have been participants from every continent except Antarctica. If I’ve already invited you, I apologize... I am trying to reach as many people as possible, and sometimes forget whom I’ve already left this message for in a comment. My intention is most certainly NOT to spam you. I hope you'll join us, it is really amazing when all the words unfurl on November 27th, Thanksgiving Day in the United States.

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  12. great photos genie! we've not stayed at the lodge before but come up and walk around the lake every once in a while...it's such a pretty area...i love the walk to johnson's farm too!

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  13. great views and such a wonderful place to go walking. So many different things to see which would change with the seasons

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  14. What a lovely place to spend the day. You got some terrific shots Genie!

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  15. I would love to visit this place...looks right up my alley!

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  16. Hi Genie!! Wonderful shots of this beautiful place. Great blue skies and fluffy clouds. Love the shot of the Milkweed :-))

    I'm visiting via 'NF Blo-Ma'

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  17. So many beautiful views looking great in collage. And the two shots of the barn just beautifully balance the other images. Especially love the detail of all those shadow lines on the footbridges.

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  18. Nice pictures, just wonderful, excellent on Milkweed!

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  19. Wonderful shots of a beautiful place.

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  20. Lovely photos! We were there in 2008. Do the deer still come up to the lodge and beg for handouts?

    (My pics here: http://webcroft.blogspot.com/2008_07_01_archive.html)

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  21. What a wonderful place to visit! I love the milkweed seeds.

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  22. Enjoying them all, Genie. No wonder you love this place. So many wonderful things to see.

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  23. Wonderful photos, I love the first exquisite mosaic with blue!

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  24. These are gorgeous, Genie. What a great place to explore!

    P.S. Thank you for the sweet comment on my "Just Treats" post. We got the mirrored mask at Target for $5. It was at the beginning of the season and I know they sold quickly...probably because they were $5. :) My son could see out it really well, until it was very dark out.

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  25. Beautiful photos! I need to keep this area in mind next time I am in VA!

    Marie Angelique

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  26. Wow! very creative photography of autumn ~ lots of beautiful montages ~ thanks, carol, xxx

    ps. climbing that 'digital mountain' very well! Wow!

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  27. What a wonderful day out and about... love those bare branches reaching for the sky... Thank you for coming by to share on Rurality Blog Hop #39!

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  28. every time we have been there it is a total zoo. gorgeous but i prefer less of a crowd. awesome fall views. looks like u had a ball.

    no more duplicates missy... can't have that. ha. ha!!! just picking friend. have a great week. ( :

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  29. Hello from another part of Scotland! Love these shots - I can understand why you like this area so much.

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  30. You can never have too many barns even if it is the same one. Great walk and I love the photo of you lying on the bench.

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  31. Oh Genie these are beautiful -- wonderful work, wonderful place. I love that Buddy took your picture doing your Georgia O'Keeffe thing....

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  32. Gorgeous shots! Love all of the mosaics.

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  33. Great pictures / collages of this beautiful place :)

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  34. Nice photos from your visit to the Peaks of Otter
    Greetings, RW & SK

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  36. Great set of images. Very beautiful and scenic place.

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  37. Great set of images. Very beautiful and scenic place.

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  38. Thanks for sharing your steps with us : you must have had a lot of fun that day...

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  39. Fantastic post, Genie!
    Several have posted "hat tricks" (three in one) for Sunday Bridges
    but you are the very first to post a DOUBLE hat trick!
    :-)

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