There is a special trail off the Blue Ridge Parkway where bears are seen walking in front of the beautiful Pisgah Inn located between Brevard and Asheville. This scene was taken in mid-August, 2011 as the last of the summer flowers were in bloom. Off scene but to the right is the Pisgah Inn restaurant which overlooks the trail and the valley below. People, myself included, have watched bears just stroll by the windows while eating a meal inside. It is such a gift to see one of the beautiful black bears of North Carolina in such a magical place. This photo was taken with a Nikon cool-pix point and shoot digital camera with one of my own textures added and colors enhanced in PhotoShop.

– August, 2011.

– September, 2011.


  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 3 years ago

    beautiful capture

  • Thanks so much, Kathy!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 3 years ago

    So beautiful view

  • Thank you so much, Bobby!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • Judy Grant
    Judy Grantover 3 years ago

    Beautiful and inviting image ! :)

  • Judy, thank you so much, my friend!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • FelicityB
    FelicityBover 3 years ago

    This is beautiful Tibby, looks so inviting

  • Dear Felicity, thank you so much for your great comments and fave!! This really was such a pretty day to be up in the mountains…one of the first cooler days we’ve had in months! Hope you’re having a good week!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • Ulla Jensen
    Ulla Jensenover 3 years ago

    This is beautiful, Tibby ! I’d probably faint on the spot if I’d be out walking here and meet a bear (unless it is a Teddy of course :o) Cheers x

  • Ulla, thank you so much for your great comments and fave!! I was staying one time at Pisgah Inn and had just walked out on my balcony when a young bear walked by!! I’m with you…I think I’m a bit more comfortable with a teddy!! Hope you’re having a great week!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenover 3 years ago

    How pretty Tibby! I remember when we moved from New Jersey ( ick) to Tennessee and driving in that area. It has a special beauty to it…not like the Rockies that shout about how gorgeous they are, but in a more ladylike fashion, she speaks without saying a word! Great job!

  • Oh, Karen, I just love your comments about the mountains here…just perfect!! Thanks so much for your kind words and fave. I really appreciate it.

    – Tibby Steedly

  • Julesrules
    Julesrulesover 3 years ago

    very pretty:-)

  • Thank you so much, Jules!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • Beatrice Cloake
    Beatrice Cloakeover 3 years ago

    So beautiful!

  • Thank you so much, Beatrice!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture Tibby and to think there is a restaurant where you can watch the bears and stay safe at the same time, I would love to do that, beautiful image and textures!!.. ps I hope you are going to be well away from the storm.

  • Dear Kate, thank you so much for your great comments and fave!! You are so sweet!! We thought at first that we were really going to get hit by the hurricane even up here in the mountains, but now it looks like it’s coming inland further up the east coast. I’m glad for us, but sorry for the people up north. Hope you’re having a good week, my friend!

    – Tibby Steedly

    JUSTARTover 3 years ago

    beautiful work

  • Thank you so much, my friend!

    – Tibby Steedly

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