“The Laurel Highlands”

In our last post we visited the vast shores of Lake Michigan in the Upper Peninsula of MI., on a beautiful windy day. Today I bring you another image in the same colors and hues, lovely greens and blues, but in a totally different setting. The beautiful Laurel Highlands area of Pennsylvania.

This area encompasses many towns,counties, resorts, historic sights, state forests, ski resorts, and some wonderful architecture!

In this view you’ll see some of the area around Ohiopyle PA., where Ohiopyle State Park is located. The views are spectacular especially on days like this one here. Forests in all shades of green. Blue skies filled with large cumulus clouds that cast shadows in shapes across the mountains and valleys.

In Ohiopyle State Park and vicinity, you’ll find plenty to do if you want to enjoy nature to its fullest. Hiking trails galore, kayaking down the Youghiougheny River, a visit to Cucumber Falls and more.

This day is a perfect one for taking in the wonders of the natural world, and casting all of our cares aside.

Take a deep relaxing breath, and Enjoy! 🙂

The Laurel Highlands of PA.
The Laurel Highlands of PA.

“The Answer is Blowin in the Wind”

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind. The answer is blowin’ in the wind…..

The answer is carried on a strong wind as it blows through tall grasses along the shores of Lake Michigan. Streams of white and blue swirl through the sky as if to say we are going in our own direction.

Streaming, swirling, waves a pounding.

Grasses wild, clouds surrounding.

Winds do blow, sky’s a glow.

The answer only Lake Michigan does know….

"The Answer is Blowin in the Wind"
“The Answer is Blowin in the Wind”

“Winter’s Weight”

"Winter's Weight" Snow laden tree branches form a perfect abstract in nature! Winter still hangs on here, but with the arrival of spring this week (LOL) I'm hoping to see some real melting going on! :)
“Winter’s Weight”
Snow laden tree branches form a perfect abstract in nature! Winter still hangs on here, but with the arrival of spring this week (LOL) I’m hoping to see some real melting going on! 🙂
"Winter's Bench" 2 Taken just a few hundred feet away from the tree branches sits a single lonely bench piled high with snow.  Both of these images were taken while it was still snowing. I kept a rain sleeve on my camera during most of my walk. After a while it became so impractical that i just said forget it, and dried all of my gear afterwards. I truly love the look of freshly fallen snow. The only problem is that we've had soooo much of it this year!  The Great Lakes will be happy though! :)
“Winter’s Bench” 2
Taken just a few hundred feet away from the tree branches sits a single lonely bench piled high with snow.
Both of these images were taken while it was still snowing. I kept a rain sleeve on my camera during most of my walk. After a while it became so impractical that i just said forget it, and dried all of my gear afterwards. I truly love the look of freshly fallen snow. The only problem is that we’ve had soooo much of it this year!
The Great Lakes will be happy though! 🙂

“Corvette C7.R”

The new Corvette C7.R (Race Car) was unveiled at the same time as the new Corvette Stingray Z06, at the Detroit NAIAS this past January. I had looked forward to them eagerly! Both cars share many of the same design and performance attributes, and were developed at the same time. It took all of the engineering expertise and technology for both new versions of the Corvette to succeed.

The C7.R has the same fuel-saving and power-making direct injection technology as the Corvette Stingray Z06, The difference here with the race car is that it has a 5.5-liter V-8 instead of the supercharged 6.2-liter V-8.

Both cars are mounted to a highly ridged aluminum frame, and to be able to reduce drag and create down force, the vents, the scoops, the extractors, the wings, and the under-body panels all act together.

The outgoing race car for Corvette, the C6.R, and it’s performance on and off the track were instrumental in helping the designers and engineers in developing the new Corvette C7.R and the Corvette Stingray Z06.

Here are two different vantage points, or views of the C7.R. As can be imagined, both the race car, and the Z06 were highly anticipated and much sought after in terms of viewing.

I was able to squeeze in a few shots while getting really low on the floor, and the rest while either kneeling or standing.

If you missed seeing the Stingray Z06 in the last post, please check it out. If you’ve already had the opportunity, then enjoy its cousin the C7.R! 😉

"Corvette C7.R Race Car"
“Corvette C7.R Race Car”
"Corvette C7.R Race Car"           Front view
“Corvette C7.R Race Car”
Front view

“2015 Corvette Stingray Z06”

For all you Corvette lovers out there…….The cool new 2015 Corvette Stingray Z06 Supercar! Straight from the 2014 Detroit NAIAS.

This is the only supercar that delivers over 600 horsepower and has a choice of either a 7 speed manual, or an all new track certified 8 speed paddle-shift automatic transmission! To me, that’s pretty cool!

It is powered by an LT4 supercharged 6.2 aluminum V8 engine which delivers at least 625 horsepower with 635 lb-ft of torque!

This car is designed for downforce. Nearly every exterior change on the 2015 Z06 serves a functional purpose from the wider flare fenders, wider tires and wheels to the larger vents to provide more cooling air to the engine!

Oh, and something I really love is the removable carbon-fiber roof panel, allowing for an open roof, while enjoying the speed on the road!!

The 2015 Corvette Stingray Z06 has all this and so much more! Enjoy!

"2015 Corvette Stingray Z06"
“2015 Corvette Stingray Z06”