Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Weekend at the Inn on Biltmore Estate


This is my attempt at playing with photoshop.  I believe this grand fellow is one of the largest in the state (possibly the country - I can't remember what the guide said.  Either way, he was huge.)   Using this photo as a guide, this could be a fun contemporary painting.  I might give it a try...

I paddeled the broad river in a kayak, rode my bike up the "medium-difficulty" mountain trail to visit the gardens which still had some very nice roses on display, enjoyed Bass Pond where part of the movie "Last of the Mohicans" was filmed, road a horse through the trails in the woods and walked each morning for miles.   Needless to say, this is a fantastic way to start out my new exercise/health DAILY routine.  But it won't be quite as much fun as it is in Asheville.  I do love that area of the country.

I have photos of everything but today and tomorrow I am busy "catching up" on my house chores and yard work.  Yes, there is a price to pay for 3 lazy, wonderful days with my teenage daughter and her two friends!  

Meanwhile, here is another version of this beautiful Belgian horse.  I will be posting the real thing later this week and sharing the photos I took.

9 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Hello Margaret, he sure looks BIG. Are you having fun with photoshop? We adults have toys too, don't we? I love the black and white effects.
Glad you had a good time with the girls.

Bonnie said...

Great edits Margaret! How nice to have a get-away with your girls.

texwisgirl said...

love the B&W with his flowing forelock and mane. :)

forgetmenot said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. I look forward to seeing pictures from the Biltmore--it is quite the place, isn't it!! Great shot of the horse. Mickie

missing moments said...

Fun weekend! Kayaking and biking and hiking. Woohoo! Love the different edits on the Belgian. It will be fun to see the real him!

lisa said...

Absolutely LOVE the second one Margaret!

Mary Lou said...

Love the second one too! George us photoshopping!

nacha kama said...

cool edits...like the b&w w one

Mama Zen said...

I love the black and white!