November 11, 2016

Autumn Draws to a Close

I'm using Tanya's Friday format today to share five fall photos.

1. We had beautiful skies today, although winds last night took down many of our colorful leaves. They hung on at least ten days later than usual. Typically they were almost all on the ground by Halloween.

I call this a reverse contrail because instead of a trail of moisture, a jet has cut through the clouds and left a clear streak.

Skywatch Friday

2. Frank took this picture of me at Jewell Hollow Overlook a couple weeks ago. I've gone up to Skyline Drive quite a few times this fall, wanting to take in the beauty of the park while it's wearing it's brightest colors.

3. On Sunday we returned to the same overlook. Most of the leaves had turned to a rust color, which is their last stage before falling.

Scenic Weekends

4. This tree near Stephens City struck me as being as bright as the orange cones.  Orange You Glad It's Friday?

5. I arranged some leaves on a mill stone that lay on the ground at the end of the Massanutten Discovery Trail. We walked this trail on October 29, my first recreational walk since foot surgery in September. It was only a quarter-mile but I was happy to be able to do it.

The trail is one of several that start from a parking lot on VA 211 at the top of Massanutten Gap.

(This is a Photoshopped image.)


  1. wow that last one is magnificent, and glad to hear you are on your feet

  2. These are really beautiful pieces you captured !
    Keep up the good work :-)

  3. So glad your foot is healing and you managed to enjoy these lovely autumn colours!

  4. That last photo with colour framing the burst of light is magical. Great views of the plane's mark on the clouds and the mountains.

  5. Some beautiful scenery in your area. It must be a nice feeling to know and it's right in your back yard. I really like that last photo. Excellent images and it's great that your foot is doing well.

  6. Hello, gorgeous sky shot. I like the photo of you at the overlook. I am glad your foot is healing. Take care. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  7. Must be neat to see the park at this time of year!

  8. Love that contrail in your first image! And your last image is beautiful.

  9. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos! Skyline Drive is such a wonderful part of the world. The reverse contrail is quite interesting.
    I'm glad your foot is healing.

  10. Beautiful fall views and nice picture of you too. I'm glad to hear you are able to get out and walk again after your surgery.

  11. Wonderful color and wonderful to see you Linda... Michelle

  12. I love that sky shot! And the mountain colors are just wonderful to see. The shot of you is so great, too!

  13. the sky shot is neat and i like the photo of you! you should frame it! i absolutely love the last photo! so glad you are able to be out and about again, don't over do it! thank you for linking linda! hope the week is off to a good start!

  14. Lovely pictures. Thank you for joining OYGIF. One of your photos will be featured this weekend. Hope you could drop by.


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