This is for "Watery Wednesday #172" If you have a moment, click over as there are sights to marvel at and enjoy from all around the world. This charming slice of the world I feature is Biltmore Estates nestled in the mountains of Asheville, NC. These photos are from late May, 2011. It is exciting to think this weather is just around the corner...
The time of day is KEY in capturing the reflection of the Biltmore Mansion, and that key time is late afternoon. This is late morning and I was taking a bike ride from the Biltmore Inn to the Mansion to explore the flower gardens and walking paths. The photo below is not crisp, it is a bit blurry, but it does portray the serenity that is abundant here. There are many grassy spots around this lake (watch out for goose poop!) and people set up chairs and picnic along its edge.
and of course, I went back in the late afternoon (see below). The water had a lot of movement, so I was unable to get a smooth mirror image, but I guess that means I have to go back someday and try again:
The bikes one is able to rent to ride the numerous trails are very comfortable. My girls took the more strenuous trails and I opted for the scenic route. The river you see below is the French Broad River and the next morning we rented kayaks and paddled our way along this shallow river. Please come back next week as I plan to continue sharing this leisurely day spent with my camera.