This pretty scene was included in the post Is That a Bear at the Biltmore? To see additional images throughout the property, see that post. As I said in The Rose Gardens at the Biltmore, this property has something for everyone. With The Biltmore Estate Gardens Asheville, NC, this completes the four-part series.
Many Spring flowers were blooming in the woodlands and pond side. Most being small and delicate, one had to look closely.
This is a beautiful scene. Can you see the couple taking pause?
Gray Hairstreak Butterfly, anyone know the name of this tree or tall shrub? The flowers look like Lily of the Valley but also similar, but not exactly like Styrax japonicus. The flower petals are too rounded.
Dogwoods were in bloom and the estate had many varieties, some unusual.
I don’t know what this drab butterfly is, we don’t have them up here.
Worth a closer look.
Some shrubs were blooming gloriously like the azaleas and roses. Flame Azalea above.
There was always a natural way to cross a stream.
This was an interesting application of rocks. They were stood on end to provide a walkable path across the stream.
Many natural bridges were throughout.
Paths went on and on. The property is very large and much of it accessible via the many paths.
“Gifford Pinchot and later Carl A. Schenck were hired to manage the forests, with Schenck establishing the first forestry education program in the U.S.” Wikipedia source.
I bet the Biltmore Estate is beautiful all year round. Can you see it like the Fall images below. I took these on my ride yesterday to Pennsylvania. They are images while still in NY near Corning (Rt 15) in the RAIN. I think it is going to rain the entire time I am here in PA.
It is hard to see the mist rising from the mountains in the scene below, but it was a beautiful sight. It reminded me when I was in the Smoky Mountains. Sorry the photos are not showing the mist that well and are a bit dark. It a little dangerous to get out along the highway, although this is not a busy route. I should have lightened these images for you, but if you click both to enlarge, the colors are very beautiful.