Friday, May 22, 2009

Biltmore Estate Flower Festival

On April 25, Scott and I spent the day at the Biltmore Estate. We were able to take the rooftop tour, which gave us a view from several different angles that are not included in the regular tour, such as the views you see in the following photos.

The grounds and house were decorated with many different flowers, arrangements and bouquets in celebration of the arrival of spring.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Stoneville, NC

Stoneville is a SMALL town in Rockingham County. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2 square miles, all of it land. (Wow, I was shocked!) The 2000 census shows that Stoneville has 1,002 people, 469 households, and 292 families residing in the town. In 1998, MUCH of the town was destroyed from a tornado. (Read more about it here.) However, they seem to have recovered well in the last 11 years. (Can you believe 1998 was 11 years ago?) Anyway, small, unusual towns are wonderful places for photographers to find and capture unnoticed compositions!

Below are a few scenes Scott and I found one Saturday in early spring....

Photo by Scott

Here is one of the well-known antique stores. It was not actually open, but the door blew open so we were able to get in touch with the owner, and I purchased an old Parker Brothers Game, "Masterpieces," in which you buy and trade artwork!

Photo by Scott

See my art blog, Forte & Motif, for a more artistic composition captured in downtown Stoneville!