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:

  1. love the bright reds, but those ferns!!!

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  2. 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

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

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

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  5. Beautiful national park with so much to see.

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  6. 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

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

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

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

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  10. 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!!

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  11. 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!

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

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  13. 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!

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  14. 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

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

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

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  17. Beautiful ! I love the woodpecker !

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

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  19. Beautiful fall colors! Loved seeing your images.

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  20. 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.

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

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


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

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

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

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  25. Lovely photos of the woodpecker and awesome fall colors!

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

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  27. Beautiful reds in the leaves, wonderful collages.

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

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

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

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

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  32. 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.

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

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

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  35. 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

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

    have a great week Eileen.

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

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  38. 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

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

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  40. You have captured the beauty of the season!

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  41. The autumn is so fantastic - I love colors.

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

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

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

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

    Have a nice week!

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

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  47. 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 :)

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  48. The park sure is gorgeous this time of year!

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

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

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

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  52. Stunning shots - such lovely autumn colours.

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

    What a beautiful park.

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

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  55. 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!

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  56. 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.

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

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

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  59. 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!!

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

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  61. 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

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  62. 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!

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  63. 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.

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

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  65. 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

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  66. 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*

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  67. 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.

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  68. 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.

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  69. Life Images by JillOctober 14, 2014 at 3:09 AM

    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.

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  70. 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!

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  71. Beauty redefined in fall season!

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  72. 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!

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

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

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  75. Beautiful and varied collages .. Regards from Madrid ..

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

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

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  78. 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

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  79. Pileateds are such awesome birds. Love those fall colors, too!
    ~

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  80. 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

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

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