Blue Ridge winter woods on a fall day....
After months of an intense election season, I had to escape to the hills ... where it was good to be outdoors along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
I love the winter woods ... trees are bare and you can see the forest floor. This time of year there are few people on the Parkway so it offers solitude with only the sound of the wind and the dry, rustly leaves on the ground to keep you company.
Afton offers a refuge from the world and is a great place to be alone with your thoughts while looking out over the Shenandoah (western view) or Rockfish (eastern view) Valleys.
(Photos by SWAC Girl)