Sunday, October 12, 2014

Shenandoah National Park

  Shenandoah National Park


I am linking up with   Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday 

Last weekend, the hubby and I went on a daytrip to Shenandoah National Park.  We wanted to see the fall colors along the Skyline Drive.. We also hiked on the Limberlost trail, Appalachian Trail and a little bit at the Big Meadows..  The mosaics are some of the scenes from our day at the park..

Above the Pileated Woodpecker seen along the Limberlost trail, some sky shots and pretty fall colors..Other birds seen were Dark-eyed Juncos, Eastern Towhees, possible American Redstarts, American Crows, Turkey Vultures, Red-bellied Woodie, Carolina Chickadee, Carolina Wren and the Tufted Titmouse.




 The  Limberlost Trail in Shenandoah National Park.




 A deer seen on the side of the Skyline Drive..some colors, pretty ferns and turkeyfeather fungi,



 The colors seen on the Big Meadow, Shenandoah Nat'l Park..





The views from the Appalachian Trail, colorful fall trees and a view of the Shenandoah Valley.

I hope you enjoyed our day at Shenandoah National Park, we plan on going back soon..The trees should be peaking...

As always I thank you in advance for stopping by and for the nice comments.

I hope you can join in on our at  Mosaic Monday and   Our World Tuesday

 Thanks to Judith our new host of Mosaic Monday and to the hosting group of Our World Tuesday: Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia, Sandy and Jennifer.  I wish everyone a happy week ahead!

84 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

love the bright reds, but those ferns!!!

Beth P said...

Hi Eileen, I adore Shenandoah National Park! I haven't been there for what seems like a lifetime but I have very fond memories of hiking and camping there. Truly one of the gifts from heaven! :D
Hope you are having a nice weekend... fall has definitely arrived here in New Hampshire and the brrrr level has been reached at night several times already. What am I talking about... winter in New Hampshire often arrives in November with the first snows... Eeeek! They are predicting another winter like last winter so I'm bracing myself to spend a lot of very cold days in my studio - it's one of the coldest rooms in the house - figures.
Ok, I've babbled on enough... do something fun today and make sure to smile :D
Hugs,
Beth P

Nancy J said...

Every one is so lovely, but my pick is the Limberlost Trail with a bench seat, those colours, delicate fronds, perfect. Cheers,Jean.

NatureFootstep said...

I envy you taht you have so many gorgeous places rather close. You don´t have to travel across the world to find it.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful national park with so much to see.

Mersad said...

Breathtakingly beautiful fall landscapes and views. Natures transformation right now is superb. I just posted some fall landscapes myself and there is nothing like a walk or hike in nature now.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Oh...so many awesome photos. Kudos.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
What a lovely park!Wonderful Autumn images and colours!Great shots of the Woodpecker!Gorgeous pictures!Have a happy week!
Dimi...

Barb said...

Wow - what fabulous views and colors! I love the red meadow. That bench looks inviting, too.

Amy Burzese said...

Love the colors! It must have been really pretty in person.

bettyl-NZ said...

What wonderful fall colors! I don't get to see them much here in New Zealand since most of the trees are varieties of pine. Gorgeous!!

Sue said...

Such beautiful photos, Eileen. This is just the GREATEST time of year. I love the colors---even the browns.
And Pileateds are so funny and prehistoric looking aren't they? Love the crest!

Happyone said...

Oh my goodness what a series of spectacular photos. I couldn't even pick a favorite!!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Eileen! It really is a beautiful place to hike in any season and it looks like you had a perfect day! I was thinking that the fall wasn't going to be that pretty this year, but your photos show that in some places, it is!

A Quiet Corner said...

We loved driving through the Shenandoah Valley when we lived in VA...such a beautiful scenic area! Although we have tons of ferns around here, their golden color this time of the year are special! A great shot of that Pileated too!!!...:)JP

Merlesworld said...

What a beautiful place, a great way to spend a day wondering around , you got some great pictures.
Merle..................

Phyllis Oller said...

Love the woodpecker,deer,& the beautiful fall colors that are just beginning,thanks for sharing,Phyllis

Our photos said...

Beautiful ! I love the woodpecker !

Mary Cromer said...

The husby has wanted to do this before, but so far we have not. Very pretty image shares Eileen!

Beth said...

Beautiful fall colors! Loved seeing your images.

ann said...

I have always wanted to see the east coast in fall. We hear about the fall beauty and I don't think we really know how beautiful it is until we see gorgeous photos as yours.

sallie (fulltime-Life.com) said...

The most beautiful park during summer when we saw it, and how I'd love to be there this time of year. Wonderful pictures.

Cloudia said...

those reaching ferns! Just all of these made me FEEL!


ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
=^..^= . <3

Beth of ".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

love all the fall sights. fun times Eileen - glad you enjoyed my state. ( :

Brian King said...

Such gorgeous colors! Congrats on the Pileated photos! I've seen them over the years, but haven't photographed one.

Bethany Carson said...

Lovely photos of the woodpecker and awesome fall colors!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, My fav's are the ferns and of course, Mr.or Ms. Pileated. Have a great coming week!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful reds in the leaves, wonderful collages.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi,Eileen. All of your photos are very beautiful. I like the photos of the Big Meadow very much. Thanks for sharing.

Glennis said...

Your wonderful photos make that trail look so inviting. I would love to wander along among the pretty trees looking for a Woodpecker.

Celeste said...

It looks as though you had a fabulous walk Eileen, what spectacular colours, thank you for sharing them.

Michelle said...

The Shenandoah is one of my favorite places. Nice shots!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

It was nice to see your hike through the lens of your camera Eileen. I love the colour of the ferns.
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

Linda W. said...

How cool to see the woodpecker - and nice shots! Love all the fall colors in your area.

The Furry Gnome said...

The whole day sounds great, but those colours on the Big Meadows are amazing!

Cindy said...

Hi Eileen,
I've never been to the National Park but it is beautiful from your pictures. I especially like the pic of the park bench with the fall treen behind. I was in caves once a few years ago and loved the caves from underwater rivers. I'm thinking Virginia, I think I got these two spots mixed up. Thanks for all the lovelies

Felicia said...

gorgeous images of beautiful scenery. how wonderful you are close enough for a day trip.

have a great week Eileen.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

You caught such beauty! Those paths look so inviting; I just want to walk down them.

Betsy Adams said...

Beautiful photos from one of my favorite places. So pretty at Big Meadows... I love seeing the ferns as they change colors. NEAT....

Great group of photos...
Hugs,
Betsy

Lorrie said...

It's a beautiful park. The pileated woodpecker is such a striking bird - great photos. Autumn color is lovely.

Karen said...

You have captured the beauty of the season!

Luckaa said...

The autumn is so fantastic - I love colors.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous! Fall colours are my favorites. Have a great week, Eileen!

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Beautiful collages of autumn,the colors are fabulous.
Also the woodpecker is beautiful.
All perfectly photographed.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
marvelous photos of this wonderful place and the signs of Autumn / Fall. So lovely !
Best regards, Synnöve

Sara D.B. said...

So beautiful! Lovely landscapes with vibrant colours. The ferns look really elegant.

Have a nice week!

Wandering Wren said...

Wow those colours - I glad you got to see the Carolina Wrens as well as the other lovely birds!
Wren x

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What a gorgeous Pileated Woodpecker!!! Wow. I have only seen one or two of those in my life. And I love all of the autumn colors :)

EG CameraGirl said...

The park sure is gorgeous this time of year!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Such a gorgeous place to visit for Autumn colours.
I'm visiting from Mosaic Monday.

Cranberry Morning said...

Just gorgeous! Love that red weed, so pretty, and all the autumn images. Beautiful views.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

It's such a beautiful, colourful time of year!

ladyfi said...

Stunning shots - such lovely autumn colours.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Those meadow flowers are as bright as that sweet woodpecker's cap! :)

What a beautiful park.

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Oh my Eileen this place is gorgeous as are your pictures...I miss our pileateds.

Helma said...

I find this beautiful woodpecker. A woodpecker that we do not know in the Netherlands. You fall impression is fantastic. What a beautiful photos and what an amazing beautiful colors. I'm impressed!

David Gascoigne said...

Great pictures. Any day you see a Pileated Woodpecker is a great day. They are fairly common here but for a large, gaudy bird they are hard to find. I see much more evidence of them from their excavations than I do of actual birds.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty variety of mosaics - no going to try and pick a favorite. Thanks for sharing your travels with us.

Marie said...

Oh wow! These are some of the most lovely photos of Shenandoah I've seen in a while! Beautiful shots! Loved this post!

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful captures of the seasons beauty and I do love the woodpecker!! What a beautiful, colorful bird!! Thanks for sharing, as always!! Hope you have a great week, Eileen!!

Linda said...

Marvelous captures! Glad you enjoyed the park. It's a great place to visit.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

How very beautiful! Such gorgeous photos! Every one so pretty, but I love the view of the field with the big tree - what a great photo that would be enlarged and framed. I enjoyed coming along. xo Karen

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's such a beautiful time of year for that part of the country. I love the fabulous color and also the muted colors of the ferns. And what a great photos of the pileated! Enjoy your week! Hugs!

Kusum Sanu said...

Love that fall color!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh what a glorious tour - the photos are absolutely amazing. This is one place we wanted to take some extra time and visit when we were in West Virginia in the spring - but we couldn't seem to get that time. But we had a super time visiting with our three year old grandson - who insisted that he was Captain Hook and his mama was Mr. Smee - so delightful. Maybe next time we have more days. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

oohhh Eileen, so much beauty!! The fields of red are just amazing!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

My husband and I visited Shenandoah Park many years ago and your photo is brought back such good memories, Eileen. WE are so fortunate our country has so many diverse National Parks to enjoy in all seasons! This one is very scenic with its autumn colkors, and peaceful

orchid Miyako said...

Wow,Wow Eileen; what a great pictures from your Skyline Drive and Meadows(^_^)v
I LOVE all the fall color, fern and swwet deer is looking at you♪

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Dianne said...

What a delightful area Eileen ... I just want to jump into your pictures and start walking those paths ... down dales across bridges and through pretty meadows.

Montanagirl said...

Hi Eileen - I'm still trying to catch up after my Dad's funeral - and another family funeral to attend tomorrow; but your beautiful photography just keeps me coming back for more! The colors and scenery are glorious in your photos.

Life Images by Jill said...

oh those autumn colours are glorious Eileen! so beautiful.
When I was a child we had a song about Shenandoah - I wonder if it is this Shendandoah.
Thanks for taking me there. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my blog this week.

Susan (ABON) said...

I hope to visit the park one day, I've read of its beauty. You have captured its beauty very well with these photos! Thank you for sharing them, Eileen!

Uppal said...

Beauty redefined in fall season!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

I LOVE the Shenandoah National Park. There's beauty where ever you look. It's been a long while since I visited and would love to drive it during the fall change!! Lovely shots!

Fun60 said...

The colours are magnificent but my favourite photo is the woodpecker.

Reader Wil said...

Your trees are far more colourful than ours in autumn!
Thanks for sharing!
Have a great week.
Wil, ABCW Team.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Beautiful and varied collages .. Regards from Madrid ..

Noushka said...

WOW, That is what I call colorFULL!! LOL!
Fantastic pictures here again! Well done, I wouldn't mind to see more :)

carolina rico said...

Hi Eileen! and you say you are not good at taking pictures???? these pictures are amazing, they really are! That park is amazingly beautiful!

Guy said...

Lovey pictures indeed. We went through Shenandoah in the winter once on our way to North Carolina. We must try todo this in the late summer or fall.

Guy

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Pileateds are such awesome birds. Love those fall colors, too!
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Poppy said...

From the fire engine red crest of that busy woodpecker, to the fields of this beautiful park, autumn in your parts has truly arrived...and on a red carpet, to boot!

Have a wonderful week!

Poppy

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Such a beautiful place!

Liz said...

Autumn is such a wonderfully beautiful time of year! I love all the variations of greens, browns and reds.

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