Wildflowers flourish in summer ... Queen Anne's Lace and flowering thistle is thick along fence lines. As July prepares to turn into August, the beautiful Appalachian Mountain Range is shrouded in a summer haze.
The back roads meander through shaded forests and along country streams, providing cooler temperatures away from the sun.
Sheep graze in western Augusta County.
That's one way to cool down ... thanks for the photo, ladies!
Cool, meandering streams and rivers throughout the Valley provide a respite from the heat ... people were seen swimming, fishing, and canoeing.
Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell
31 July 2011