Four decades ago was the first time I drove through Virginia with my parents. We took the Blue Ridge Parkway and I was awestruck by the beauty. All these years later the view still causes me to pause and reflect on the beauty of these majestic monuments. I am blessed and humbled to live in these mountains.
Following are some shots I took a couple of weekends ago with my iPhone. It's amazing how different the same scene looks with just one flick of a setting.
“What are men to rocks and mountains?” - Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity...” ― John Muir