Wednesday, August 22, 2018

SKYLINE DRIVE, VIRGINIA

We enjoy visiting Big Meadows Lodge when we take a trip up here, usually because we arrive around lunch time.  We were a little earlier today and lunch doesn't start until noon, so we had brunch instead.
I noticed very pretty stained glass pictures hanging on the windows of the dining room.  They were done by a local artist. I am rather partial to stained glass and love looking at them, from those found in the windows of churches and cathedrals to pretty ones in frames such as these. 
This is my favorite. 
If you would like to take a look at the artist's website you can go to this link.  
 I asked the lady who took care of us to take our photo, and she was happy to oblige.

There was a craft show-market taking place outside. 
There is also a gift shop to the right as you walk out the front door of the lodge.  I always enjoy a quick browse.  It isn't very big but what they carry is lovely.
Everywhere we went there were wildflowers blooming.  
I don't know the exact name of these yellow daisy-like flowers.  They are as big as Black-eyed Susans.
Bees on Common Milkweed.
and on the thistle.
The Silver-spotted Skippers were enjoying the thistles also.
More thistles and phlox.
There was also a lot of Queen Anne's Lace around, always a favorite.  
This one still opening.
I hope you've enjoyed your trip up to Skyline Drive. Thanks again for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of your week.



36 comments:

  1. What a beautiful and special day! I just loved going with you. This looks like a perfect day, in fact. I always love stained glass, and these are gorgeous! I love them both equally and don't have a favorite. There is not much stained glass around here at all, unless we go into churches. Your captures of the flowers, bees, and butterflies are perfectly beautiful. I love your partially opened Queen Anne's Lace! I always think they look like little baskets.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Ginny, it was a perfect day and I am happy you enjoyed my post.

      Delete
  2. your photos are so beautiful, that view is to die for and your favorite stain glass is also my favorite. really beautiful and I like the whole atmosphere of the restaurant. that bee is AMAZING

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Sandra, the views along the drive are amazing. I never get tired of that place and the people are always very friendly.

      Delete
  3. Hello Denise, it was lovely to see your photos and read about your day trip. Such a scenic spot. I too loved the stained glass and enjoyed seeing the others on the link you provided. Beautiful wildflowers too, your captures are wonderful. Cheers :D)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Sue, thank you, great to see you here. I am happy you enjoyed my adventures on Skyline Drive )

      Delete
  4. Thanks Denise for sharing another of your travel adventures. Thanks too for your comments on our still continuing cross country road trip. It continues to be an amazing journey. I enjoyed seeing the floers in this post.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Dorothy, and I have been enjoying your road trip also. Fun learning while traveling isn’t it and fun traveling with you virtually:)

      Delete
  5. Such wonderful surroundings! Thanks 💓

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hello, my favorite park. Lovely photos, the wildflowers are beautiful. Have a great day!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love the wildflowers. And the leadlight windows. Thank you so much for taking us along.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Lovely selection of photographs here Denise.
    I'm always drawn to the stained glass windows, they do look very nice indeed.

    All the best Jan

    ReplyDelete
  9. The stained glass certainly are beautifully done.

    ReplyDelete
  10. What a lovely trip to Big Meadows on the Skyline Drive, Denise! I love going up there and breathing the fresh mountain air. The food is always good. I'm thinking of a blackberry cobbler they used to make and my mouth is watering. Love the wildflower photos and those of the stained glass--so pretty.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Now that sounds great, I will remember the cobbler next time we go and this time we will go for lunch. Thanks Mary-Ellen.

      Delete
  11. Great photos of such a lovely place. I love stain glass and have always thought about trying my hand at it but the problem...I have my hands in too much other stuff..haha.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Beautiful flowers, those look like coneflowers, the daisy like ones.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great flower pics and I love the stained glass! The Warehouse Gallery in Luray has some nice pieces too.

    ReplyDelete
  14. nice photos of you both Gosia

    ReplyDelete
  15. Wild flowers make a lot of people 'wild' if they appear in their gardens. Me, I love them.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Funny Valerie. I love to see dandelions everywhere but my garden grass ;)

      Delete
  16. I did enjoy reading about your trip. Thank you for showing the lodge and now it's a destination I will take with my husband. He wouldn't mind a bit about not having cell service. A nice get away it will make. I love stained glass also and some pretty pieces here you have shared. Wonderful picture of you and your husband in front of that huge picture window.
    Happy Thursday
    Betsy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much Betsy, So glad You enjoyed and you are very welcome. I dare say we will be going up again next month. We love it as a destination and relatively close to our home. Happy Thursday to you too :)

      Delete
  17. Hi Denise,
    Love the stain glass, you can only admire people with such artistic flair.Also your wild flower images are superb, especially the Queen Anne's lace.
    All the best, John

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much John and all the best to you too :)

      Delete
  18. Beautiful photos and good to see the bees. Take care Diane.

    ReplyDelete

I thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. I enjoy reading them very much and always try to return a visit. As I do monitor comments it may take a while for them to appear, even quite late depending on what is going on and how much time I am able to spend on the computer.

I appreciate all who look at my blog, but I am unable to publish businesses or anonymous visitors.