Motorcycle Wanderings, General Travel, and a Weird Mix of Other Stuff

Fall in Virginia

Fall has always been one of my favorite seasons. Not even I can say for sure whether it’s my favorite, because I really like Spring, too.

I’ve been busy with my new job. All is going well, but meeting and getting accustomed to new co-workers and learning new stuff is mentally exhausting. By the time evening rolls around during the week — my days have been FLYing! — I’m mentally spent.

We’ve been spending our Saturdays helping my MIL consolidate her belongings in preparation for her impending move into a lovely apartment facility in Perry Hall, Maryland (just northeast of Baltimore). Luckily Mike’s siblings and in-laws have been pitching-in, too.

There’s plenty of stuff I need to do around our house, but I decided to put it off in favor of enjoying the lovely Fall scenery in Virginia.


Maple Tree


Random Pretty Spot

Random Pretty Spot

I like exploring back roads far more than Hubby does. My bike is much smaller and better-suited for the dirt-and-gravel roads sometimes encountered in this region. My bike probably weighs about half as much as his does, the weight is more-evenly distributed (lower), and it has a skinnier profile, so it’s easy for me to stop and park in the grass along a road without having to worry about hindering traffic and/or getting sideswiped.

It really has been lovely. I thought y’all might enjoy some of the images I captured over the last few weeks.


Pretty Old Cabin






Fun Reflection



Interesting Patterns in Nature

How cool is that lichen-covered boulder? It was about the size of a rectangular bale of hay, only it wasn’t rectangular. Oh, it was in a creek, too.





Old Barns



Unusual Fungus



One of My Favorite “New” Roads



Look Closely to See the Abandoned Chimney

This is not the first abandoned chimney I’ve seen, with no trace of its former building in view. I’d love to know the story of that place. It would be a lovely spot for a tiny cabin.


A Peaceful Valley



Longhorns and Old Farmhouse



How cool is that old fence?






Silo “In the Weeds”



Pretty Road



Pretty View from the Pretty Road



Stopped to See Old Farmhouse and Ruins



Old Farmhouse






Farm with View of Old Rag Mountain



Slightly Closer Look at Old Rag Mountain



Lichen-Spotted Shed Roof near Syria, Virginia



Nice View Near Syria, Virginia



Somewhere near Ruth or Lydia, Virginia (I think)






Skyline Drive (a week ago)



Along Skyline Drive



Skyline Drive (a week ago)

I hope you’ve all been able to enjoy Fall, too. Today is the day the clocks “fall back,” so it’ll be getting dark here in a couple of hours. I need to get back to catching up on my chores.

Thanks for stopping by.

Oh, wait. One more thing. This post was written entirely on my new MacBook Air — work-issued — which I am still getting used to. The jury is still out on whether or not I’ll be an Apple convert.


  1. November 7, 2016    

    You will be assimilated…

    Really nice Fall photos. I like the leaf colors and old buildings.

    • November 7, 2016    

      Richard is right, that is how it starts with Apple/Macs. I was used to a PC until I started my job 15 years ago and all they had was Macs, now I’d own nothing else.

      Love all the gorgeous fall color and artsy pictures. You always have such an eye for things.

    • November 7, 2016    

      Thanks, Richard!

      I look forward to that assimilation. This having to think about how to do things, instead of just doing them, is tiring! 😄

  2. November 7, 2016    

    BTW, the MacBook Air has a nicer keyboard than the non-Air. Easier to type on.

  3. November 7, 2016    

    Thanks Kathy. A nice soothing post, just what the psyche ordered.

    • November 7, 2016    

      David, I’m glad you enjoyed it. I really, really enjoyed those rides.

  4. November 8, 2016    

    I love fall but spring too! Who says we have to have a single favorite?

    Great pics and all those roads and scenery are just the kind we enjoy as well.

    Good wishes for your new job environment:-)

  5. November 12, 2016    

    If it weren’t for the district rural architecture the scenery could be just around the corner of my place.

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