Art Roundup, week of July 16th

Fresh off the beauty of Roanoke in the moonlight, I was once again remineded of the ultimate beauty of Mother Nature. As we headed toward Mill Mountain, distant mountain ranges raced toward the clouds. The rugged lines of sprouting trees and homes played perfectly with the backing peak. If you see any images here that aren’t available on Natural Desygns or SM Desygns reach out to me through the Etsy store and I’ll add the image to the correct store. In the meantime, click any of the images to head over to DeviantArt to get a better look.

Golden Stems

After taking in the beauty of the illuminated city beneath its star, this golden shrub caught my eye. So I diverted myself from the car and captured these erupting golden flowers, sitting before a collection of evergreen trees. The bright splash of yellow positioned atop the washed out green foliage is a wonderful juxtaposition of nature’s simple majesty and man’s engineered beauty.

On the last full day of the vacation, we headed back to Mill Mountain, the home of Roanoke’s Star, to explore the zoo. This time, I was able to see the surrounding landscape. As a result, I pulled out my camera and started taking shots of the countryside.

Cloudy Hills

Rising Peaks

As we churned along the road, this scenic view of the mountains just over the tops of the nearby trees called out to me. On the other side of the hill, butting up against the street, a pair of buildings are there getting an amazing view of the distant mountains every day.

A little farther down the road, we found another home tucked away between the hill and a small glade. However, this time, the trees were large enough to block the sight of the majestic mountain range in the distance. Despite the obstacles to the peaks, nature’s beauty emerged for all to see.

Rural Peaks