January 9, 2016

Forests Surround Us

Mersad at My Town Shoot Out challenged us to show "Your Town's Forests and Woods" this week and I have plenty of them. Here is the Shenandoah Valley we are surrounded by hills and mountains covered with forests, and within a half hour I can be in George Washington National Forest or Shenandoah National Park or a state park or one of many county parks. That's one of my favorite things about this area!

The first three pictures show winter in Shenandoah National Park. Snowfall is late this year although they've had some ice, but I haven't been up there on a really cold day yet.

A path through the woods can be very inviting! This arboretum path looks quite civilized. Up on the mountains we find some rougher trails, however, some of them so rocky that you must watch every step so you don't turn an ankle.

The woods are home to many animals and birds. In the winter we mostly see squirrels, birds, and deer.

Related Post: Front Royal's Greatest Parks

Also linking to Saturday's Critters and


  1. that seems so peaceful, thanks for linking! P.

  2. Hello, I love the forest, deer and the woodpecker. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

  3. The woods look peaceful this time of year.

  4. That path does look very inviting. I love the deer and the creek shots.

  5. Lucky you... you have the forest all around you and such beautiful scenes they are, too.

  6. Absolutely beautiful photos...so peaceful and lovely!


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