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.