Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Traveling Augusta County for GOP candidates

Alleghany Mountains can be seen in the distance ... hay bales remind that winter is on its way.

Cows graze in western Augusta County.

Alleghany Mountains

Monday was extremely blustery as a cold front moved through Virginia. Look at the trees ... their leaves were quaking as limbs bent in the wind. A line of extremely heavy rain quickly passed through the area, soaking everything and bringing even more wind.

Dark sky warned of approaching rain as I left GOP yard signs in a neighborhood in western Augusta County.

The view from this house was gorgeous as I left after dropping off yard signs.

Rt. 254 west of Staunton heading toward Buffalo Gap.

Rain and wind knocked black walnuts off trees throughout the Valley. These could be seen on a back road near my home.

The best part of campaigning in the fall is being out and about on these gorgeous autumn days. Monday was no exception as I drove throughout the SWAC area delivering yard signs for our Republican candidates. It was extremely windy as a cold front moved through the area with heavy downpours but partial sun came back out afterwards and didn't dampen my enthusiasm for driving and taking photos of this beautiful valley. Falling leaves flew through the air and danced across roadways as I drove the back roads.

Today it is in the 50s at midday as autumn ushers in cooler temperatures under overcast skies. Tonight's low is expected to be in the lower 40s which means we could have upper 30s in our area.

Meanwhile, the first leaves to turn yellow and red fell to the ground over the weekend with two days of steady rain on Friday and Saturday, and then yesterday's high winds and heavy rains. Those trees stand bare as other trees begin to turn color.

All our black walnuts were knocked to the ground, and I saw others were the same as I traveled the area. Our apples have been confiscated by the critters as well as other nuts and berries. The wonder that is Fall is taking place in western Virginia.

It's autumn in the Valley....

Photos by SWAC Girl
Lynn Mitchell
September 28, 2009

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