January 13, 2015

The View Along Belle Grove Road

Middletown, Virginia


Late in the afternoon before our last snow storm the sky became dark and dramatic. I stopped the car at Belle Grove Plantation and got out to take some pictures.

The first picture shows a red barn that's across the road from the manor house. A funny thing about this picture is that another local blogger shared a very similar photo, and since I had seen a car stop a little way up the road just long enough to take a picture, I asked her on Facebook if that was her. It was, and she even had another version that showed my car parked in the distance!


Belle Grove
Belle Grove is operated by the National Trust and is well worth a visit if you find yourself near Strasburg or Middletown.  I've posted a number of pictures of Belle Grove over the years.


16 comments:

  1. Very brooding, dramatic skies! Beautifully shot, Linda.

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  2. Love the red barn against the turbulent sky. Linda. Well worth clicking through. Taa ...

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  3. Beautiful shots of the red barn and the dramatic sky.. Belle Grove is a lovely plantation.. Have a happy day!

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  4. These are really amazing landscapes from the countryside. I love the dramatic sky and the houses and barns against it.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  5. That weather is changing on you. Nice landscape to enjoy.

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  6. how cool to be 'caught' by another photog!

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  7. You've captured that dramatic sky perfectly.

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  8. Small world! I love the way that red barn pops in the picture.

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  9. A lovely red barn. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  10. I have to tell you I would enjoy these views! Not sure which I would enjoy more so would wish they were all mine to view whenever I wanted.

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  11. Lovely photos! What a dramatic sky in the first photo.
    Funny story of how you were both taking pictures at the same time and saw each other's cars.

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  12. That is an amazing sky

    Mollyxxx

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  13. How very gorgeous! Love the pop of the red barn against the moody clouds.

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  14. More dark skies. I love seeing them. Your barns stand out nicely. Thanks for sharing this week!

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  15. Very cool looking skies. My favorite shot is the last one.

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