Monday, November 2, 2020

Our World, My World

Happy Monday! Happy November!!

October flew by,  it is like time is an illusion.  We are still hanging in there, happy and healthy.   I hope everyone is safe, happy and healthy.  We are trying to find ways to get outdoors, go on a hike and see some different scenery. On this day, hubby and I took a day trip to Shenandoah Nat'l Park.  We were hoping to see the gorgeous fall colors and beautiful trees and maybe some wildlife.

 

 1. We drove the Skyline drive from Front Royal to the Big Meadows a total of 51 miles. This scenic drive is only 35mph and it takes about one hour and 20 minutes. It may takes us longer,  we like to pullover  onto the overlooks to check out the views.

 

2. We could see the early morning fog down in the valley from one of the overlooks. 






 2. We always start the Skyline Drive from the northern park entrance at the town of Front Royal Virginia.  We saw one deer, the whole day.  Not much wildlife around, I always hope to see a black bear.

 


 

3.  After driving a few hours, it feels good to take a walk on my favorite trail called Limberlost.  I heard some birds along the way, but no photos.  The birds were camera shy that day.

 


4.   We did see some colors up close on the Limberlost trail, I always enjoy the shadows. 

 


 

 

5. We sat in our car with our picnic, with a view of the Big Meadows.  Our picnic was a PB&J sandwich with chips and some dark chocolate for a snack. Hubby is out there with the binocs.

 


6. A view from one of the overlooks, the colors were just so-so to me. We saw some pretty reds and yellows here and there. Mostly browns and rust colors.  Did we miss the peak color time, maybe. 

 


 

 

7. Not the best photo, but I watched these 2 raptors in flight while parked at one of the overlooks.  They looked smaller in size than a Vulture. They were a distance away, but they circled a few times and was joined by a 3 bird all similar in size.

 

At home during bad weather days,  I am spending time reading on my kindle.  There are so many mystery series to read.  Right now, I am reading a humorous mystery called Outfoxed by David Rosenfelt, it is # 14 in the Andy Carpenter series. 

Be safe, wear your mask and keep your distance. 

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Thanks to Angie the host of  Mosaic Monday




Thanks to LadyFi  the host of Our World Tuesday!


Thanks for visiting and commenting, have a happy day and a great new week!

 

132 comments:

  1. Já em NOVEMBRO,aqui sempre apreciando tuas lindas fotos! Que seja lindo ele também! beijos, chica

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      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  2. ...a beautiful part of this country!!!

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    1. Thanks Tom!
      Yes, it is beautiful!
      Have a great week!

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  3. Hari Om
    Stunning! I love a car picnic on an outing like this. Not something I've had all this year... sigh... YAM xx

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    1. Thank You YAM!
      Hubby and I often do these car picnics.
      Have a great new week!

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  4. The more we can get outside during these difficult times the better. I know it's what keeps me sane.

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    1. Thank you David!
      Yes, getting outdoors for a walk does keep us all sane.
      Have a great week!

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  5. Down below... you have happy December? Anyway, a picnic (even if in the car) away from home after a scenic drive like yours is a terrific way to spend a day. Love the view & tree shadows...beautiful. a good series to read on days at home is perfect!

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    1. Thanks Anni!
      December? Time isn't going that fast. It is only the beginning of November. Thanks for the visit and comment! Have a great day!

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  7. Although your drive was not as photographically productive as you wished, it was wonderful to get fresh air and see what others miss and ignore...:)jp

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    1. Thanks JP!
      As you say, it is nice to get out there for the fresh air. Beauty is always around us!
      Have a great new week!

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  8. Such a pretty area. I've been on the Skyline Drive several times. The fog picture is so pretty Eileen!

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    1. Thanks Vera!
      It is a favorite spot for us to visit.
      Have a happy new week!

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  9. What beautiful photos of trees! I love walking among trees in all seasons and in any weather.
    Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

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  10. How nice that you all got over to the mountains...and got a chance to lunch with my favorite lunch! I grew up on that lunch. Sometimes had a banana or apple as well. Our colors here never were brilliant this year either.

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  11. Each area of our country has its beauty. One of ours are the Appalachians in Fall and you caught their beauty. I will be checking out the mystery series. Happy Day.

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    1. Hello Gayle
      Thank you for the comment!
      Have a happy new week!

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  12. Nice to get up on Skyline Drive. I enjoyed your pictures.

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  13. I think I have read all of David rosenfelt books and I love them. And I have red outfoxed. I spend a lot of time reading also my favorite thing to do and if I had to give up everything except for one the Kindle would be what I would keep. I love all the beautiful overview you have because we don't have anything like that here. I know you miss your little trips for a few days here in a few days there

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    1. Thanks Sandra!
      Yes, hubby and I miss our little road trips!
      Not sure when things will ever be normal again.
      have a great week!

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  14. These are lovely photos, Eileen. I, too, enjoy a good mystery. I reading the Rhys Bowen Molly Brown series. So I'll have to try Outfoxed. Enjoy your day!

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  15. Hello Eileen,

    It's nice to get outdoors. In this difficult times it's maybe more important than ever. Beautiful photos!
    Take care and be safe! Enjoy your day!

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    1. Thank you Marit!
      Yes, getting outdoors is very much needed now.
      Have a happy new week!

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  16. I love the look of that trail, Eileen! It is nice to get out into nature!

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  17. Such gorgeous photos Eileen, thanks for sharing them with us!

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  18. That Shenandoah Park is one I’d love to visit. Those tall trees are calling to me.

    Take care, Eileen.

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  19. Hi Eileen,
    What a beautiful series of photos you show.
    Especially the autumn colors are really beautiful.
    I enjoyed your blog.
    Have a nice new week and stay healthy.

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  20. Hubby and I just finished a Andy Carpenter book! Don't you wish they would make a movie out of these characters! Who would play Marcus? heehee! Love your views and it's fun to have a car picnic. The fog laying low sure looks neat! Enjoy your day!

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      Marcus is one of my favorite characters, along with Andy!
      Have a happy new week!

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  21. I see why you like to stop and check out the overlooks. So beautiful. The trail looks lovely with the fall colors! Happy November to you!

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  22. Beautiful scenic drive ~ Gorgeous nature photos ~ think I birds and animals are being impacted by the wild weather maybe ~ Wishing you both well and glad you are enjoying yourselves ~ photographing and reading mysteries ~ do much the same ~ not so much 'trips' ~ walks when it is not raining ~

    Live with love each moment

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thanks Carol!
      Yes, we are taking lots of walk on the good weather days.
      Enjoy your day, have a great week ahead.

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  23. beautiful trail in the forest. It seems like you were over the clouds, not "only" the fog. It is beautiful :)
    Take care!

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    1. Thank you Monica!
      Take care! Have a happy new week!

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  24. Eileen, I so love some of these...well I love them all, but two or three really, really appeal to me.

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  25. A beautiful place to visit. Lovely views, thanks for sharing and have a wonderful new week.

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    1. Thank you Bill!
      Take care! Have a happy new week!

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  26. I haven't been to Skyline Drive in years. It looks lovely. I like the tall Autumn shadows of the trees. Looks like there are a few colorful trees out there in the brown. very nice.

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      Take care! Have a happy new week!

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  27. All of your photos are beautiful Eileen, but that fog photo, wow...should be framed! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Rain!
      Take care! Have a happy new week!

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  28. Oh I lost my comment, the colors seem a little dull here and lots of leaves have fallen already...I had hopes of making it to the parkway but I could not figure out if the campgrounds are open or not...the links in the .gov site were not clickable so I think they are still closed..I normally stay at Rocky Knob and Otter Creek.

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    1. Hello Sondra,
      We saw that the lodges and campgrounds were open on the day we went. The colors and trees this year were not the best I've ever seen at Shenandoah. The colors were spotty. Thanks for the comment. Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead.

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      Take care! Have a happy new week!

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  30. i am getting my weekends messed up ...but i always wonder if any one is in those cars that i know when passing by the entrance ..it was so full ... lots of folks. i guess with the times it is a time to enjoy. have a ball this week. enjoying the chill in the aire. so awesome!! laundry and chores to be done. take care. ( ;

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    1. Thank you Beth!
      We drove right in, no line was waiting at the entrance. It is good to go early and avoid the crowds.
      Have a great day!

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  31. Muito linda essas fotos. A natureza sempre nos presenteando com suas pinturas naturais.
    Adorei a postagem!
    Boa semana!
    Abraços!

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      Take care! Have a happy new week!

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  33. What a beautiful trip, even though the wildlife hardly showed up. There are many factors in play as to how colorful or not colorful autumn leaves will be, and I think all the ducks were not in a row, so to speak, this year. Lovely photos.

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  34. Hi Eileen
    I think Shenandoah NP was the first National Park I visited so it will always be a favorite. The fall color is so changeable by date it seems--sometimes early sometimes late, sometimes not much at all. It all depends on the weather. I still saw pretty colors in your photos ad I'm sure it was nice to get out for the day and be able to take a few walks through all that natural beauty. Hope we get good results in the election and there will be peace afterward. Stay safe and healthy!

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    1. Thank you Pat!
      I hope all goes smoothly for the election. A landslide would be nice!
      Take care! Have a happy new week!

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  35. Beautiful fall colors! Most of our leaves have fallen at this point.

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      Take care! Have a happy new week!

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  36. My corner of the world had a good bird outing Sat. morning.

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    1. Thank you Red!
      I am glad you had a great bird outing.
      Take care! Have a happy new week!

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  37. Beautiful walking places. Terrific views, you can see for miles and miles.

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      Take care! Have a happy new week!

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  38. I really like the overview landscape - wonderful

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      Take care! Have a happy new week!

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  39. Gorgeous place! I can see why that is your favourite trail. I love those shadows too. With autumn colours, they look even more special.

    -Soma

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  40. Beautiful park. I love the walking path, it's calling my name.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  41. Looks like you had a really lovely day. So great to get out in to nature these days isn't it. Thanks for taking us along. Stay safe and enjoy your week. I have been doing a lot of reading lately too.

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      Take care! Have a happy new week!

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  42. Shenandoah NP is on my bucket list. I love the name. The other name I love is "Front Royal." It seems so exotic.
    Our fall colors here are not typically the bright bold colors. We get all sorts of browns, and dull reds and such. I still love them.

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    1. Thank you Yogi!
      You should try to visit Shenandoah NP.
      Take care! Have a happy new week!

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  43. Eileen - Montana has a lot of yellow in Autumn, but not much of the other classic colors unless it's been "imported", so I miss the POW of those deciduous trees in all their glory. Looks like this just might have been an "off" year for fall color, but that drive is still so special! Thanks for taking everyone at Mosaic Monday along for the ride!

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    1. Thank you Angie!
      The yellows are beautiful. I think it was an off year for the colors.
      Take care! Have a happy new week!

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  44. Just loved the post.
    Amazing pics.
    Have a nice week ahead.

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  45. i enjoy road trips like these, enjoying a slow ride and a picnic in the car!!

    your image of the fog is a real beauty!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie!
      We felt safe since we were mostly in the car.
      Take care! Have a happy new week!

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  47. wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    photos from your skyline drive are SPLENDID dear Eileen :)

    how nice you were able to walk with serene woods and spent time in the lap of nature
    fog image is mysterious ,loved the all photos ,amazing !
    more blessings to your world!

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      Take care! Have a happy new week!

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  48. That´s called a scenic drive for a reason - beautiful!

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  49. What a beautiful outing! Shame about the colours but the views and the drive look absolutely stunning. Love a little picnic in the car too - and so do our kids. We're heading into summer here in Australia, so we're totally opposite to you!

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    1. Thank you Katerina!
      Summer sounds nice, I do not like winter.
      Take care! Have a happy new week!

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  50. Hi Eileen,
    you show beautiful pictures of this walk of your husband.
    Fortunately, we can still enjoy these beautiful autumn colors.
    We are also still healthy, but the measures against the pandemic will become even stricter next evening (Tuesday 3 November). The cinemas will close again, just like the theaters and you can only be outside with 2 people.
    These and other measures will be announced on TV tonight by our Prime Minister of the Netherlands.
    Nature is then a beautiful way to be outside and enjoy, like these beautiful pictures of you.
    Greetings, Helma

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    1. Hello Helma,
      I think it is best to be safe and take the necessary precautions for your health. Take care and stay safe.
      Thanks for the comment and visit. Have a great day!

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  51. Beautiful landscape pictures from your trip. I see you have autumn colors too.
    Greetings from west Sweden
    Lasse

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  52. Lovely views out there, and the drive itself quite scenic! Pretty autumn colors and the light falling over the dry leaves are a delight to watch. Good, you able to drive out and I hope your terrain is safer as well. Take care

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      We are staying safe, Take care!
      Have a great day!

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  53. Beautiful colours and scenery. I like the idea of a car picnic.

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  54. Day trips with picnic lunches are my favourite form of recreation! I too love seeing the shadows of trees falling across pathways, it is somehow rather mysterious and alluring at the same time.
    Hugz, Mxx

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  55. Beautiful fall photos..Love the colors and the scenery..The car picnic is a great idea..Enjoy the rest of your week..

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  56. You have beautiful territory there. I haven't seen deer in quite some time but Rick's tenant tells me they've been hanging about their back yard -- and eating the hostas. I think they've been eating mine, too!

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  57. I have missed going up to Skyline Drive. These are all very familiar to me. It’s a treat to see in your photos Eileen. Your picnic sounds like my kind of a picnic. Thanks for the book title, this is new to me and has my interest peaked. Thanks for sharing and enjoy the rest of your week :)

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  58. What a fun place to visit, love all the gorgeous pictures. We are getting rain now so most of the leaves have fallen.

    Hugs Diane

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  59. That seems like my sort of outing, I always take a lot longer than expected, especially if I have to stop, turn around and go back to get a better look at something. The colours look wonderful to me, our climate is a bit too tropical to give us much. Take care.

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      Take care, have a great day and week ahead.

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  60. Hello Eileen,
    What a wonderful pictures.
    So great to see the view over the mountains from that high point.
    Shot 7 is really fantastic. And special to see the fog above on the other shots.

    Greetings, Marco

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      I appreciate the comment and visit.
      Have a happy day!

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  61. The colors here are so so as well. Disappointing after the year we've had I was hoping for vibrant but I guess the trees are feeling the stress of 2020 as well. At least you had a nice drive and lovely scenery even if the trees weren't in full regalia so to speak.
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

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  62. Lovely shots Eileen. That's a great drive and one to escape the crowds and just enjoy the great oudoors.

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  63. A very nice place to visit.
    Lovely photographs.

    All the best Jan

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  64. Skyline Drive has been extremely busy this year. I think that's why we aren't seeing too many animals. Except squirrels!

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  65. Such a beautiful drive. Thank you for taking me along.

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