Over the weekend, I posted an article about my trip last week to Shenandoah National Park with images of the sunrise and some of the early morning views of the clouds hovering in the Shenandoah Valley. In this article, I am including some of the other images taken later in the day–like the one above, which shows that the trees have started to turn at the higher elevations. Looks like it will be a colorful autumn in the park!
After taking a break for a late breakfast and desperately needed coffee at the Sky Meadow Lodge, I drove north and south on Skyline Drive stopping to capture some of the park’s late summer/early autumn colors and beauty. It is amazing that such natural beauty is only 75 miles from Washington DC. Speaking of 75, the park is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.
If you click on the images, they will zoom in for a closer view. If you do that on the second image below and just below the clouds, you will see a red barn down in the valley. The last image below is of an old barn just outside of Sperryville. Old barns make great photographic subjects, and I could not pass this one up because of the path of yellow flowers behind it.
Ah … autumn is really coming! Just the thought is cooling. The photo of the dead tree is wonderful (as are all the others) and so interesting. Reminds me of a totem pole and really quite majestic, too. The delapitated barn is really quite charming and makes me wonder about its history.
Love autumn! I loved that tree too. So cool standing all alone, weathered and old. Hmm, sounds like me.