Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Little Switzerland

Last week....just to get out at this beautiful time of year, we decided to go for a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It's 15 mins from our house and we have found this national treasure a constant source for inspiration ...both for our art and our soul. My husband has done many paintings of scenes from the parkway and I've done many wall pieces.
We decided to go to Little Switzerland which is around 90 mins away...We drive up the highway route and driving home take the Blue Ridge which is more leisurely, slow and much prettier.
They have outdoor eating which was our first time eating out since February so we were very excited. It's amazing how we take so many little things for granted.
This was our view from where we were sitting....

We had our masks on before and after and everyone seemed happy to comply....I can't say I like making masks but it does give me a chance to be a little creative. My husbands is patriotic and mine is from fabric I marbled.
They do have large awnings to protect from the sun.
We always take a walk afterwards down a country road nearby. There is so much to see when looking down,
lots of inspiration for art.
And our drive home along the parkway which is always breathtaking no matter what season.

I loved these craggy trees and wish I could have gotten closer...could have done a lot with these.
I love the layering with the mountains and think using an organza could create this effect in fabric.
And the Asheville Water Shed....love the tree in the upper right...It was a lovely day and nice to be out and about...we so needed that. Hope your day is a good one.


  1. What a wonderful day!!! I love driving around and appreciating all the beauty there is to see!!!! Oh to eat out again!!!!

  2. Familar but always welcome awe inspiring sites. Thanks for sharing them to remind everyone to get out and enjoy the many accessbile nature delights we have right in our own backyards.

  3. Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing.