The back roads from Richmond to the Shenandoah Valley showcase some of the most beautiful countryside in Virginia. Traveling from Chesterfield to Henrico, through Goochland, Fluvanna, Albemarle and Nelson to Augusta County, there are farms, horses, wooded landscapes, and mountain vistas. How many people can pass by Mr. Jefferson's Monticello and Michie Tavern on their way home? I love the history and beauty of my native state.
The autumn woods of the Richmond area began to give way to the winter woods the further west we drove.
Driving toward Afton in the Blue Ridge Mountains ... home is on the other side.
Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell
November 25, 2012