Thursday, October 25, 2007

Autumn in the Shenandoah Valley ... rain, rain, rain!

Beginning of Blue Ridge Parkway at Rockfish Gap.
Valley below is obscured by pea-soup fog.
Fog lifted long enough to catch the Rockfish Valley.
Blue Ridge Parkway on a rainy day.
Western Augusta County ... some trees are already bare.

Howardsville Turnpike....
Backroad in the Blue Ridge....
Backroad of Augusta County....
Hay bales in Buffalo Gap....
Buffalo Gap fog....

Brrr. Was out and about today in Pastures District in a driving rain, fog, and temps in the mid-40s. With the stiff northern breeze the wind chill must have been in the 30s. By the time we returned home we were soaked and cold ... leftover chili was a welcome way to warm up.

This is much-needed rain so there is no complaining. It is raining leaves even more today because of harder rainfall and higher winds ... and we are ready for colder temps because it is, after all, October 25th. We have been spared by having three extra weeks of mild weather ... seasonal weather is now on tap. It's fall!

Photos by SWAC Girl
October 24 & 25, 2007

2 comments:

Donald Douglas said...

Beautiful pictures!

Hope you are well.

SWAC Girl said...

Thanks, Donald. We're busy here ... it's less than two weeks until our elections so it's always an intense time. However, the good part of working the campaigns is getting out into the countryside to see the leaves changing and drive the backroads. It keeps me sane in the craziness of elections. :)

Hope you are safe and sound from the wildfires. Thanks for stopping by. ~Lynn