Fall in Virginia

6 Nov

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.

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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.

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Pretty Old Cabin

 

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Color

 

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Fun Reflection

 

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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.

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Color

 

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Old Barns

 

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Unusual Fungus

 

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One of My Favorite “New” Roads

 

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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.

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A Peaceful Valley

 

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Longhorns and Old Farmhouse

 

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How cool is that old fence?

 

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Color

 

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Silo “In the Weeds”

 

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Pretty Road

 

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Pretty View from the Pretty Road

 

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Stopped to See Old Farmhouse and Ruins

 

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Old Farmhouse

 

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Ruins

 

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Farm with View of Old Rag Mountain

 

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Slightly Closer Look at Old Rag Mountain

 

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Lichen-Spotted Shed Roof near Syria, Virginia

 

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Nice View Near Syria, Virginia

 

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Somewhere near Ruth or Lydia, Virginia (I think)

 

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Maple!

 

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Skyline Drive (a week ago)

 

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Along Skyline Drive

 

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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.

8 thoughts on “Fall in Virginia

    • 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.

    • Thanks, Richard!

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

  1. 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:-)

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