Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday/ Shenandoah Valley

 

 

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Thanks Susan@A Southern Daydreamer.blogspot. com for her  hosting of this day to spend outdoors with nature.  You will find lots of nature lovers at her website.

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This drive through the Shenandoah Valley,called  the Skyline Drive, traverses the park from north to south, is over 100 miles long and is one of the most scenic drives in the east. Fall is the best season. Driving along the drive, you can see an endless array of forested peaks, as well as deep hollows and gulches. You can't see any waterfalls from the road itself, but quite a few are just a short walk away.

 

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Scenery pictures along the drive.

 

We stopped along the way and a fellow traveler, who lived in the area,  warned us about bears.  He said they had more bears this year than ever before.

We did not see any bears, but we did see about 40 + deer.

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No, this is not a photo error…the white you see on this deer was in fact, white.

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A few of the deer we saw.

We drove nearly the entire 100 +miles, it was absolutely beautiful.

Hope you enjoyed the ride.

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22 comments:

luna miranda said...

love your photos of animals and the tunnel.

Southern Lady said...

Thank you for sharing your drive through the Shenandoah Valley, Barbara. I loved your pictures of the deer and the tunnel, too.

Deb said...

beautiful Barbara....

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Barbara:
What lovely photos! Thanks for sharing an inspiring and beautiful drive through the Shenandoah Valley. I think I'll add that to our "Must Do" list!
Happy Wednesday!
xoxo
Donna

Squirrel said...

Nice photos. I haven't been up to Skyline Drive in a long time. Thanks for the reminder that it is still there.

Baba's Special Babies said...

Hi Barbara, I am glad you did not see any bears along the way on this tour..your pictures are great.. thanks for sharing..

The Texas Woman said...

Thanks for taking us along for the ride!

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LV said...

I enjoyed taking the drive of this lovely place through your eyes. A very nice job. Glad you had time to visit me today. Thank you.

Mary said...

We made this drive 40 years ago in the springtime. It is a breathtakingly lovely scenic byway. Your photos are wonderful. Thanks for sharing them with us and rekindling a happy memory. Have a great day.

Ms. Bake-it said...

Love the deer and tunnel! Thank you for taking us on your drive through the Shenandoah Valley.

~ Tracy

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gorgeous!

XO,

Sheila :=)

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

Hi Goat Lady, how are you? Love the drive and the view. Especially the cute dear.

come visit-cindy@stitches

She Was Old Fashioned said...

What a lovely drive, it looks so peaceful along the way and I love deer! thanks for sharing! have a wonderful day!

Tootsie said...

I love the tunnel!!! I wish I could see this in person!

mbkatc230 said...

Beautiful tour of one of the prettiest drives I've ever seen. It would have been fun to see a bear (from your car!), but the deer were really plentiful. Don't think I've ever seen a "piebald" deer before. Kathy

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