When our family moved to Virginia, there were two things that I was most looking forward to.
It was very urban where we lived in California. There were a few trees here and there, but most of the landscape was cement. Pretty typical of big city. Unless we went to the mountains, which were mostly evergreen, the most Fall “color” we got was a lonely tree in someone’s front yard. And since we lived in central California, snow was non-existent.
The county we live in now is very rural. Woods and hills filled with oak, aspen and poplar abound. We live on a little over an acre with a very wooded lot next to us and many wooded areas around. This time of year, the spectacular views when traveling over the mountain to take the kids to school takes my breath away.
Ever since we moved here we’d heard over and over and over again that we needed to take a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Really? How different could it be from the hills and valleys we drive everyday? It took us three years, but last week we finally jumped in the car and headed to the Parkway.
I cannot even begin to put into words how majestic and stunningly beautiful the drive was. We stopped at several of the overlooks and just stood there, soaking it all in. We ended our trip coming out at the James River. Breathtaking. When God creates His landscape, it’s nothing short of perfect.
Enjoy these snapshots of our trip.
Autumn Splendor on the Blue Ridge Parkway …
Today’s “Count Your Blessings” prompt … What are three of your favorite things “Autumn?”
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Blessings to you this week …