Nature Photography from Biltmore Estate

I have been having a blast on our NC Adventure Vacation, with the first stop in Asheville and Biltmore Estate!  Right now, we are in Ocean Isle Inn, at the coast, and we had a great time with Miss Lori’s Activate Family Weekend! I’ve been slow on the writing, but every night, I’ve been editing photos like a crazy woman!  The new camera I recently bought has me snapping more than an alligator chasing a …. what do they eat, anyway?

Well, I’ve decided that to share all the awesome stories and photos, I’m going to start sharing Travel Tuesdays here at Real Life!

For the first Travel Tuesday, here are my Top Ten Favorite nature photos taken at Biltmore Estate and Gardens.   I still have lots to learn about the camera, photography and editing, though.  What do you think?  Which one is YOUR favorite?

I’m also linking this post up at OhAmanda’s Top Ten Tuesday, because she ROCKS!

EDITED TO ADD: So I’m reading Social Media 101 by Chris Brogan while I’m at the beach. (Why do I need a 101 book? It’s great to get a new perspective on things you *think* you already know.) Anyway, one of the statements regarding content creation took me by storm as it jumped off the page by the pool.  It didn’t get wet, thankfully. On page 59, Chris asks the question: “Media Makers: Are you purists? Are you mashing and reusing and remixing? Are you making it easier for people to share and use your media?”

Then I realized I hadn’t done that by slapping a big fat copyright statement on here, as if I have the patent on flowers and bees.  So I’m changing it to a Creative Commons License.  Wanna re-post these pics? Wanna incorporate one into a blog design or button?  Think you can do a really cool edit or artistic effect with one of them?  Go for it!  I’d love to see what you can do! (Just please link back here? Pretty please?)


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10. Geese! But I love how the focus is on the tree.

Canadian Geese Photo

9. Sunspray Through the Canopy

Sun Shine Photo

8. Sunset Tree Silhouette

Sunset Tree Silhouette

7. Palm Fronds

palm fronds

6. Stargazer Lily

Stargazer Lily Photo

5. Intricate Hydrangea

hydrangea closeup photo

4. Face to Face with a Hummingbird

hummingbird photo

3. Fruit of the Vine

Grape Vine photo

2. Pink Rose

pink rose

1. Bee Happy!

Bee Photo

Want to see more photos from Biltmore Estate?  Click here to goto Flickr!

About Sarah Pinnix

I'm a mom, blogger, vlogger, libertarian. I love Jesus, and my husband, too. Social Media Strategist for a Non-Profit (All statements here are solely my own)


  1. Muthering Heights
    Twitter: MutheringHeight

    These are just beautiful!! 🙂


    Twitter: reallifesarah

    Thanks Jessica!! I really need to reconnect with all my blogging buddies, like YOU!! How is your summer going?


  2. Coma Girl says:

    I absolutely love, love, love the sunset one! Great job 🙂


  3. Beautiful pics! 🙂


  4. Lucinda
    Twitter: DizzneeMomma

    A nature photographer?!? That’s what I want to be when I grow up!! I love the rose and bumble bee with lavender. Very nice.


  5. Jenny86753oh9
    Twitter: Jenny86753oh9

    Wow, Sarah…you did awesome with those pics (and yes, I love that you changed your Copyright ruling) I work with a lot of Design geeks and they hate it when they see such an incredible picture and can’t do anything with it.

    Glad you had so much fun!


    Twitter: reallifesarah

    Thanks Jenny! I would really love to see someone do something cool with one of them!


  6. I also love taking photos. I am impressed by your skills. Love the tree (and geese).


  7. Absolute love the flower pictures. The hummingbird is SO cute!


  8. Great thanks.


  9. Mother of two andI found out I was going to be a grandmother at 35 upset at the time but know I have five and young enough to keep up with them. Thanks for the article!


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