Friday, February 1, 2013

Otter Lake, Blue Ridge Parkway

I am linking up with Fiona's Green Day and  Gemma's  Scenic Weekends.  Check out the link and join in with your pretty scenic photos.

This post is from our trip in October, we drove down the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Smoky Mountains. The Parkway follows the Appalachian Mountains and boast some of the most scenic scenery in the world. I guess this is a matter of opinion, I can say it is a very pretty area. We made a quick stop at this scenic lake named Otter Lake.


I think it is a pretty lake and the reflections were beautiful. And of course I have a thing for trees.







Otter Lake and the dam are located at milepost 61 and not far from the James River Visitor center. There is a loop trail going around the lake or you can continue on the Otter Creek trail to the campground and visitor center.



Thanks for stopping by to see my post and thanks to Fiona for hosting Green Day  and to Gemma for hosting Scenic Weekends.  I wish everyone a happy weekend.

24 comments:

  1. i know where this is - gorgeous location on the BRP ... so cool!! nice views. my fav is the 3rd shot. have a great weekend. ( :

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  2. Been there several times... We've seen LOTS of water coming over the dam there.. Looks like a waterfall...

    Hope you have a good weekend.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  3. Eileen,

    The photos are amazing. I love the water reflections.
    Have a great weekend!

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  4. Lovely glassy water! beautiful scenes!

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  5. Lovely nature and you have made very good photo's Eileen,
    i like the colors and reflections in the water very much.

    Wish you a nice weekend.

    Greetings, Joop

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  6. Your playground is green and beautiful.

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  7. The reflections add so much magical depth to this beautiful scenery! And adore the stone dam wall!

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  8. Uma maravilha esses lagos espelhados! Lindo post, Eileen! Beijos!

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  9. Otter Lake looks like it was a good place to stop. Love the reflections on the lake and the colors of the trees.

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  10. Beautiful color in the reflection photo and I too have a thing for trees. Lovely drive (one we've done, but I think I was too busy gazing to get very good pictures, since I knew there was a pretty good chance it was a once-in-a-lifetime drive for me!)

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  11. such perfect nature shots, they could be huge jigsaw puzzles....

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  12. What a beautiful place, Eileen! Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos.
    Hugs, Beth

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  13. am loving the colors on the trees, such a profusion of colors!!!!


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  14. I found your lovely bird blog first, and now this, what a treat :)

    Those reflections in the water are incredible!

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  15. Wonderful shots, Eileen. It's all so serene!

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  16. Hi Eileen, the first photos are so lovely most specially because of your angle, i love them. And that small waterfalls is lovely too, I read Betsy's comment and yes i think i've seen it in their earlier posts.

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  17. It is a lovely area and the waterfall is unique with the brick background.

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  18. How much peace there is in this place ...
    Stunning, a wonderful lake, exceptional for meditation.
    A kiss!

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  19. This looked like a beautiful and exciting place. Especially the river with trees along the banks. Beautifully!

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  20. Ah, I've been there! Beautiful place!

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