Tuesday, February 23, 2016

SKYLINE DRIVE


Taking a short break in this post from the warm weather photos of our holiday, and will resume shortly.

Over the weekend we took a road trip up to Skyline Drive.  The weather warmed up, in the low 60s.  Rain was predicted for the next day, but not for this one, and so we decided it was a good time to enjoy it.  We had a lot of company and even though we joined a long line of traffic at the entrance and some of the overlooks and parking lots were full, the road up there wasn't bad at all. There was still some snow around but the roads were clear and safe to drive.   Here are a few of the photos we took.







Frosty fingers everywhere.


These ice walls attracted a lot of photographers.


The views were as spectacular as ever.












Someone had built a small snowman.  He was already melting.  I dressed him up a bit as you can see by my first photo.  Thanks to Paint Shop Pro I made him smile again.


I saw not one bird and not one deer today.  A few crows once we were out of the park, and on our way home I found a great 'fixer upper'.


Does anyone like that show?  It is my favorite right now.  I love to see what this delightful couple can do, but I think this might be beyond repair.  It must have been lovely at one time, somebody's dream home.  Can you just imagine how it once was?


Here's a lovely house I could make my dream home, white picket fence and all.


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37 comments:

  1. I enjoyed those views through your lens. Yes, I can imagine many photographers to visit the ice walls. I would like to fly there too, for taking photos!!
    Have a good new week.

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  2. I'm with you on that dream house - how lovely! I agree, the other house must have been beautiful at some time, but it looks like it's past the point of no return now. I can't even begin to imagine the sub-zero temperatures that must have been needed for those walls of ice - but I love what you did with the snowman! Hope you are keeping warm!

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  3. Very old mountains worn down by time! I love old houses and you shot 2 good ones

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  4. How absolutely beautiful. Love, love, love the ice and snow.

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  5. Snow.
    It`s just like it is here,
    it`s too much.

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  6. Hello, I was thinking about the Skyline Drive lately. I was afraid there would be icy roads. So glad you were able to make the trip. The icicles and views are gorgeous. Great post. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  7. You should see the photo of me in a bikini in my post today.
    No snow in Hawaii.

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  8. I love both these houses and i think Jo and Chip could fix up the old one with no problem. I love that show. HGTV has several that i love. i just finished watching Ellen Design Show where they build furniture. also love Flea Market Flip and Rehab Addict

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  9. I haven't seen snow this year, thank goodness. Wow - that's a lot of ice. Always fancied an American style house, complete with fenced-in porch or whatever you call them in the US

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  10. Beautiful views especially the ice wall, really amazing.

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  11. Glorious views from the drive. Ice does some amazing things on rock walls over a winter.

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  12. I love Skyline Drive. My husband proposed there. We drive there in spring and fall. Beautiful photos!

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  13. Hih… your snowman is the best (though it wasn't the real…).
    Lovely photos, I like these.

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  14. That was a very good drive as you got lots of excellent photos.

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  15. I certainly could do without all that ice!!!
    Great shots of your excursion.
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/02/every-10-minutes-someone-in-us-dies-of.html

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  16. Skyline Drive is one of my favorite places. A good time to see deer is just before dusk.

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  17. I do like the great old fixer upper house shots. Great shots!

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  18. Very cute snowman with the scarf.

    Hey ...the 5th photo looks like two people kissing enfold in angel wings

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  19. Hello Denise!:) The vistas are beautiful, and so are the icicles. I love the 9th photo, which shows the beautiful grain of the wood in the fence. Someone should love that lonely house,.. it has plenty of potential.Also very cute photo of the snowman.:)

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  20. Purty country up there. Connie drives through there to visit daughter Joy who is at Tech. She hates Route 81.

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  21. I sure could use a drive like this!!! Wonderful views.

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  22. It is beautiful up there in the winter!

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  23. The ice walls chilled my bones - so pretty though.

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  24. What a drive you had. Those Ice Walls were amazing. I can see why people would stop to take photos of them. The views were wonderful. Some nice sturdy fences to take them in. That old house looked pretty sad but I do see where it could have been a real beautiful home in it's prime.

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  25. Hello Denise! Thanks for taking us along as it is wonderful to see the views & the ice walls! Even your inner child came out to build the cute snowman!
    I love Fixer Upper too & I reckon they could work their magic on this once lovely old home!
    Best wishes!

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  26. A beautiful drive - love the frozen waterfalls and the lovely views. Stone walls are my favorite:) Yes, I love that show, 'Fixer Upper'! My daughters love it, too. We compare notes....Old abandoned houses seem to have so many tales to tell.....Cute snowman. Hope you have a lovely day. x Karen

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  27. can't go wrong with those views in any season. thanks, denise.

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  28. Enjoyed the tour very much. It would take a lot of fixing up of that place.

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  29. I always wonder why people hate the winter so much. Surely those icicles would convert anyone.

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  30. Denise, I think you have more snow than we do in Maine right now! Why the new blog.

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  31. Denise, I think you have more snow than we do in Maine right now! Why the new blog.

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  32. I too enjoy watching Chip and Jo doing their fixing. beautiful views from the skyline drive.

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  33. The ice walls are spectacular and the views are great!

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