The Historic Orchard at Altapass is a 102-year-old apple orchard turned Appalachian Cultural Center celebrating the people, music, art, and natural beauty of the Blue Ridge mountains in North Carolina.Built by the Clinchfield Railroad in 1908, the Orchard sits right on the Parkway providing some of the most amazing scenery on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
What a strange thing to have seen. Right outside our front door there is a generic bush that kept plenty of buzzies active over the summer. It still has small white blossoms on it, and although there are less in number, the buzzies are still stopping by. Several days ago there were 8-10 large bees clinging to flowers. These bumblebees were lethargic and appeared asleep. I touched their backs with my finger and got no response. The next morning the dew was heavy and laden over the flying insects. Is this a typical "end of season" response for bumblebees? Do you know what it could have been? Please share. Thank you.
This is my near daily photography web log. I got interested in photography in high school and have been taking shots ever since. I am still developing techniques and honing my eye. I tend to gravitate toward macro shots, small subjects and low perspective. Have fun digging through the blog and looking at old posts. You will see that I have worked through different processing, framing and display techniques along the way. It's all in an effort to learn something new. All of these photos were taken with minimal equipment and consumer level cameras. You can do any of this with your camera too. Thanks for stopping by. Leave a comment or ask a question. Let's learn this stuff together.
50mm f1.8 ***
28-135mm f3.5 IS USM
Jason Sparks Photo Communique Copyright 2009 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED