Monday, October 19, 2009

MY Worldand Ruby Tuesday Skyline drive Virginia

Ruby Tuesday
We got to go up the skyline drive in Virginia 2 weeks ago we hoped for Fall color
but ...

the closer we drove the color was not changing

we stopped on the road for apples and sarsaparilla

they were so fresh! The owner said just delivered the day before from local orchards YUMMMy!!

then we saw a little color

and got hopeful for the next days hiking




when we drove up to our hotel we saw this lovely sky I will post more of these on sky watch Friday


we went out to a park and caught these shots



then the next day we started out


and were greeted by this beauty at the trailhead of Marys peak (I think)




before hiking/ love my timer

along the trail


we took their picture and they took ours


two vistas from the trail We know we were early for peak color but it was still beautiful

can you see the tiny road

you know me I love red and i loved these creepers I hope they did not hurt the trees

the timer is only as good as the rock I set it on:)

What a canopy

these stone walls were at each overlook on our way down


Can you tell I love red leaves:)

byeee I hope we see this beauty again- It was nourishing to my soul
c

38 comments:

Snap said...

Lovely shots! My mouth is watering -- I want one of those apples!

Erin said...

beautiful captures of the shenandoah...

you were a wee bit early for the color...it's been hot up until last week and we've had a rainy summer of sort.
had a freeze last night so i am thinking the leaves will start turning in the next week. i am eager to get out and photograph them...

Sylvia K said...

What a fantastic trip! And, yes, my mouth is watering, too! Your photos are delightful, Marcia! Such beautiful fall colors. Thanks for sharing beauty!

Have a great week!

Sylvia

Carver said...

I'm glad you got to see some of the fall foliage. I enjoyed your photographs and words.

Carletta's Captures said...

What a wonderful photo essay of your trip!
Lovely rubies!
Some of my favorites were the lone red leaf, the sunrays (glorious) and the canopy.

Rose said...

I have sure enjoyed these photos!

Ralph said...

The subtlety and quantity of autumnal rubies are wonderful in these captures. The sky is beautiful and the air pure in the Shenadoah, A view and drive I must make some day...

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos of Shenandoah, it looks like you two had fun! Thanks for sharing.

Carletta said...

Hi Marcia,
It's me again. I answered your question on my blog but I thought I'd come back here and let you know I took my photo here in West Virginia yesterday.

Annie said...

I just HAD to stop in and say hello when I saw Marcia TX USA. My sisteer lives in TX too and her name is, you guessed it, Marcia.

Love all to pretty red leaves and berries.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog! What a wonderful outing you had. Even though you were a little early for the autumn colour I do so envy you your beautiful fall reds - and it was certainly starting just as you were there in the Shenandoah Park.
Janice.

chubskulit said...

Oh my what a lovely scenery, I miss Fall in the States!

Here is my Ruby Tuesday entry.

Diane AZ said...

You saw some awesome scenery! I really enjoyed this post, and especially love the third image from the bottom with the red and yellow trees.

Pam said...

You captured some breathtaking fall colors. It must have been a wonderful trip. Thanks for taking us along :)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The colour is beautiful! Worth the drive to see. ;-)

Leora said...

Oh, you are taking us on the whole wonderful trip. Love the up close colorful leaves especially.

Shuldberg's in Texas said...

I love red leaves too!! Nature is always breath taking. You take such amazing shots!

Martha Z said...

A great hike, thanks for taking us along.

Ann said...

You must have enjoyed your drive. I would like to be a passenger in your car. In winter, you can always look at your photos and feel the warmth.

Came to visit Via Ruby Tuesday.

EastCoastLife said...

I love to see the beautiful colours of Fall this time of the year!

nadine1111 said...

Super photos!

Arija said...

Wow, you certainly know how to enjoy a couple of colourfull days!

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Stephanie V said...

Wonderful photo story. Thanks for taking me along on your hike. It looks like a trip I would like to make some day.

Jim said...

Just beautiful there, wasn't it! We don't have nice seasons like that here. A few leaves will turn red in November.
Happy RT! Thanks for your visit and nice comment. It won't be Scotland for us this fall. N.C. looks really good.
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Auntie E said...

This weekend We'll have to make the drive. Beautiful shots.

Patti said...
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Patti said...

It was fun to tag along on your drive. That's a really pretty area.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and Happy RT!

Patti said...

Hi, sorry about that. I didn't show that it was publishing so I clearly over-clicked.

And now I can't seem to delete. Sorry!

The Cunning Runt said...

Glad you got to see some color! I'm in Massachusetts, and this is my favorite time of year. :)

Lawstude said...

what a fun trip. thanks for sharing. the place is great, i would definitely have the time of my life there.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

A bite of apple
is just the thing to get your
soul soaring again.

My Ruby Tuesday

The Texas Bakers said...

So beautiful! I have always wanted to go see the Fall color in the East. Thanks for bringing some home to Texas :)

Happily Retired Gal said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely Fall photos with us here. We never see anything like this here in Southern California. Thanks for visiting mine ... I'm playing catch up today and have shared an award with all visitors in my T-13 this week. Hope you'll drop again by when time permits to snag, enjoy, and pass it along to others.
Hugs and blessings,

Sue said...

I feel like I just went on a lovely walk and enjoyed this beautiful earth of ours.


I'm needing a bite of a delicious apple right about now!

I have a good life said...

so gorgeous! :)

Catherine said...

That's a wonderful and natural Ruby Tuesday.
I love these pictures of red berries, leaves on the ground....very poetic illustration, Marcia.

dianne - bunny trails said...

Wow! They're all so beautiful!! I especially love the lone brilliant red leaf!