Mabry Mill

Mabry Mill on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia

Mabry Mill

Mabry Mill is one of the most photographed places on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  It is historically interesting, as it was constructed in 1903, and has operated as a blacksmith and wheelwright shop, a sawmill, and a gristmill.  It is extremely picturesque, with the setting putting on various shows of color, depending on the season.  If you are ever fortunate enough to find yourself on the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia, be sure to spend a little time exploring Mabry Mill.

Gotcha

green frog caught

Gotcha

I love the colors of this little guy.  He does look just a little put out that his peaceful day in the pond was so rudely interrupted by a bunch of crazy people chasing him around.  He is a permanent resident of the pond at the house we rented near Stowe, Vermont a couple of summers ago, and brings back great memories of a fun family trip full of all kinds of adventure… including frog catching!

Morning Fog

early morning fog on pond

Morning Fog

I am not known to be an early morning person!  Several weeks ago though, I had to be up early to get my daughter to an out of town event.  Luckily, I took my camera with me.  Once I was on my way back home, and good and awake, I began to appreciate the early morning light as the sun came up, and decided to make a stop by a local park.  I had been to this park many times before, but I found it especially serene and peaceful in the solitude of early morning.  The light coming off the pond was warm and wonderful, and provided a great and worshipful way to start my day.