The Rolling Pastures of the Rutherford Foothills

Rutherford Foothills Pastures

About ten miles east of the Blue Ridge Escarpment along Lake Lure, you’ll find the most pastoral setting imaginable. Wide expanses of green rolling hills carry the eye to the distant horizon. This is the western edge of the Piedmont Plateau.

Rutherford County Pastures

Dairy cows stay cool around a pasture pond, with Tryon Mountain barely visible to the south.

Rutherford Honeysuckle Mountain

Late summer Honeysuckle winds around a Trumpet Vine as the Sun begins to set. This area between Rutherfordton and Lake Lure has remained relatively unchanged for decades. Why does it remind me of Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony?

2 thoughts on “The Rolling Pastures of the Rutherford Foothills

  1. Your blog is awesome! I really enjoyed ALL the photos! I live in Boone,NC and your pics make me think I need to take the TIME to slow down, take pictures, and especially enjoy these beautiful mountains God has give us! Thanks again for your time to share through tour lens.

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