October 12, 2020

Mexican Murals, Blackrock Views, and Indigenous People.

The Good: A week ago I shared a mural from El Maguey Restaurant in Front Royal and promised to share their other ones today. Enjoy.

The Random: We drove up to Skyline Drive on Friday and it was lovely. I walked up a short but steep trail to the Blackrock viewpoint near Big Meadows.

It's beginning to look like autumn up there. Since the leaves are now changing colors here in the valley, I imagine the foliage is nearing peak color at the higher elevations like around Skyland.

The Fun: Virginia's governor recently declared October 12 to be Indigenous Peoples' Day. In honor of this, I made a collage of photos leftover from The Gathering in 2017.



  1. Linda - those are spectacular murals. We were going to attend a Powwow in August, but it was cancelled due to COVID. Maybe next year! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

  2. What a great place for a drive! I think I would be there often if to was close by.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  3. Fabulous murals Linda. The first one reminded me of the European cathedrals.
    Thanks for participating in Monday Murals.

  4. Beautiful pictures of skyline drive and also of the indigenous people. There is a movement here in Massachusetts to change Columbus Day to Indigenous peoples day. I hope they do.

  5. Hello,

    I love the murals, the birds are pretty. Always nice to see the Skyline Drive scenes. We were hoping to get there to see the fall colors. Take care, enjoy your day!

  6. The murals are gorgeous and such beautiful nature photos too!

  7. Love the murals, will have to check it out.

  8. That's a beautiful place! Lucky you to live nearby.

    be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  9. What a nice hike to see the colors in the trees! A steep climb would be a challenge to me now. I've been walking on flat ground for so long! Love your photos!

  10. Beautiful. Love that your Governor declared the date Indiginous Peoples Day ... the right thing to do!

  11. I'll always stop to look at a mural. Love these!


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