December 12, 2014

The View from Dickey Ridge


Early this week we had cold and cloudy days and even a night of freezing rain. On Wednesday afternoon I drove toward Front Royal to do a little shopping. Suddenly the sun broke through the clouds and I saw a golden glow on the mountains. Since I was just about to drive past the entrance to Skyline Drive, I decided to go up there for a short time to see if I could get a few good pictures while the light was special.

At the entrance station, the ranger told me that the drive was only open as far as Dickey Ridge because of ice. That was less than five miles away and the gates were closing in an hour but since I get free admission with my Senior Pass, I didn't mind. And it was too cold to spend more than a few minutes outside the car anyway.

I only saw two other vehicles while there.



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12 comments:

  1. Glad you went up there. These photos are a treat to see. Gorgeous skies! Have a great weekend:)

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  2. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos with SWF

    my blog moved to www.pearlmaple.com

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  3. Love the light in that last shot.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  4. Pretty views and a gorgeous sky shot.. Have a happy weekend!

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  5. Two cars? You must have been at peace given this scene.

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  6. Viva Senior Pass perks!! You [we] were rewarded by your decision to go.. love the light and layers in the bottom image.

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  7. That last shot is spectacular! Well worth the detour.

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  8. I like the brooding quality of the shots.

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  9. Such pretty views of the skies.

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  10. I am glad you went up. The sky is spectacular and your photo is fantastic. You should frame it.

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