June 15, 2018

Scenes Near Woodstock

Willy Nilly Friday

1. Yesterday I took Flash for a little ride through the country after I took him to the vet. He's doing better, by the way, but he was due for a distemper shot.
Black and White Weekend and Skywatch Friday.
2. The installation below is in front of the Massanutten Military Academy. It's harder to make out than the other "LOVE" letters that I've seen. The "L" is Woodstock's symbol, a soldier in the Swiss Guard.  The "O" is a hot air balloon, "V" seems simple enough, and I think the "E" looks like Woodstock Tower.
Signs, Signs
(See more LOVE signs in this post, and this one, this in Rappahannock County, and one in Harrisonburg. After all, "Virginia is for Lovers.")

3. East of Woodstock, Hollingsworth Road crosses the North Fork of the Shenandoah on a low-water bridge.

4. This fence near the bridge shows how high the water came up when the river flooded recently. Note the debris on the fence. That stuff (mostly leaves and grass) was floating in the waters. The bridge was closed for several days.

5. At the end of Hollingsworth Road is this orange farm gate. The farm is now owned by Virginia State Parks and will become part of Seven Bends State Park as it is developed. 

I hope you get to see some pretty scenery this weekend! 


  1. Pretty scenery. The LOVE is a little odd. :-)

  2. ...wow, how green is your valley! It's always nice to see the beautiful landscapes in your neck of the woods. Thanks Linda for sharing, have a great week.

  3. I'm glad Flash is doing OK, and I'm sure he enjoyed his ride. The scenery is beautiful!

  4. Beautiful pictures. There is something wonderful about an "old" black and white photo, and I particularly like the deep blue of the sky in the last shot.
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  5. We also had floods a few weeks ago. I haven't been exploring since...need to go looking at the changes in our waterways.

  6. Lovely views, Linda. I hope you have a nice weekend!

  7. Great series of photographs Linda.
    Wishing you a lovely weekend.

    All the best Jan

  8. Beautiful country along Hollingsworth Rd. That farm area that is being opened up looks like it will be a gorgeous area!

  9. I love that last pic...looking through that gate makes me want to put my hiking shoes on and see where the road leads! Enjoy your weekend!

  10. Such a variety of sights. Nice seeing a military academy doing a play on the word Love.

  11. Gorgeous share, I am humming take me back to
    Woodstock. LOL


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