Friday, June 23, 2017

LURAY CAVERNS, VA

No better place to be on a hot summer day than under the ground, deep in a series of caverns!! 
Founded in 1878, the largest caverns in the East!! 



The above is Dream Lake. 
The largest body of water in the cavern.  It reflects the forms and creates a mirror image of the stalagtites hanging from the ceiling. 
Millions of years in the making and
still actively growing.  




This double column is 47 feet tall and one of the most spectacular formations in the caverns.  This column is a classic example of the formation of a stalactite and stalagmite coming together as one.  


Breakfast anyone??
Actually, this is what happens when people touch and rub a stalagmite through the years!! 
It was an easy walk, good paths, plenty of railings, very comfortable and our guide was excellent!! 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY, NC

The Blue Ridge Parkway is known as
 "America's Favorite Drive!"
There's 469 miles of scenic places, historic sites, trails and overlooks!! We got on the parkway in Cherokee, NC and drove 160 miles
of the southern section.
 





The Wild Azalea was in full bloom as was the Rhododendron!!    













The Highest Elevation on the
Blue Ridge Parkway.




Absolutely beautiful !!! 



Saturday, June 10, 2017

TUNES from the TOMBS!

Atlanta's Historic OAKLAND CEMETERY
Oakland Cemetery is an example of of the rural garden type cemeteries in the 19th century. 
Featuring winding paths, large shade trees, flowers and shrubs. 
Baby Girl
A magnolia tree root system.
We even have "family" resting in Oakland Cemetery.


In the late 19th century, Oakland was a popular
destination for Sunday carriage rides and picnics.  Families tended the plots of loved ones creating an assortment of lovely gardens. 


This is the oldest Jewish Cemetery
in Atlanta started in 1860.
Saturday in the Park . . . . . 


A day of music and spirits benefiting Historic Oakland Cemetery!