November 20, 2015

November Evening, Skyline Drive

Yesterday started out rainy but became sunny and warm by the afternoon. Temperatures were in the 70's (Fahrenheit), which felt hot for November. We went to Luray and drove up to Skyline Drive from there. The park was closing early, at 5 PM, to reduce illegal hunting. A ranger told us we had time to drive north to the Front Royal exit before they closed the gates. We did stop briefly to capture some irresistible photos.

We saw at least a dozen deer. It's their mating season so we had to drive carefully as they get distracted and forget about the dangers of the road.

We drove through some clouds, which is not unusual in the mountains. One minute you're on a clear road and the next minute you're in deep fog! When the clouds parted, we saw some lovely views.

I have over 60 blog entries tagged deer, many of them with pictures taken from Skyline Drive. If you've never been here, well, you should come! The Drive runs the length of Shenandoah National Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. It was designed to be scenic and it certainly succeeded!


  1. What a nice and beautiful posting!

  2. Gorgeous shots... I think the last one's my favourite.

  3. A bunch of keepers from one trip...kudos! I love the eye-popping multi-layered sunset image;

  4. beautiful scenery. would love to visit the drive again.

  5. Oh, what a gorgeous tour! I'm loving the deer and sunset...and all the rest, too!

  6. Absolutely beautiful photos, Linda. I've been to the Skyline Drive a couple of times, but it has been years ago.

  7. The photos are stunning! Thanks for joining OYGIF. One of your photos will be featured this weekend. Hope you could drop by.


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