Our first trip last year was a camping expedition to the famous Paducah Quilt Festival in western Kentucky, the first thing on my wife's bucket list. But we took the LONG way around to get there, starting with Shenandaoh National Park in Virginia.
We crossed the border at Niagara Falls, and drove as straight south as the roads would let us. We camped in the valley, but spent a wonderful day driving Skyline Drive within the park. We had been there once before, 40 years ago, and found the views just as nice as they were back then.
But when we first drove up the mountain in the morning, the view was more like this! The fog was thick, but moving fast. We wondered if we'd see many views at all.
Then the breeze began blowing the clouds out, and back in again. For awhile they stayed mostly down in the valley below us.
At one point, stopped at an overlook, we turned around to see this wall of fog advancing quickly up the road to engulf us.
This is the picture I got before it arrived, the sunlight playing across the far slope.
By noon though the fog was gone, and the sun was out as we worked our way south. I got my chance to hike a short stretch of the Appalachian Trail too.
And we did see a little wildlife - this deer fed peacefully not far away, seemingly undisturbed by our company.
Beautiful sunlit photos and fog photos too. The one of the fog on the road makes it look like a wall blocking the way. I think we visited Paducah once a long time ago. Kentucky is such a beautiful state.ReplyDelete
Absolutely beautiful photos!!!! Thank you for sharing!!! CathyReplyDelete
It's wonderful when the happy memories you have of a place you visited years ago are matched with an equally fine experience years later. Kentucky is not a place I've visited, but I can see that it has plenty of natural beauty. I'm glad to hear the fog passed; it can be misery to drive through when it's heavy.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous nature shots, as always, FG!
Beautiful pictures.. I love the fog shots. Coming by from Sunlit SundayReplyDelete
I haven't been to the Shenandoah, but I'd love to see it myself. One of the photobloggers I follow lives in the vicinity and often features the park and its surroundings in her pages. These are beautiful shots!ReplyDelete
Fog advancing, a valley below, lovely photos, They are all stunning. Cheers from Jean p.s. are there any quilt photos???ReplyDelete
The photo of the fog advancing is amazing! All of your photos are beautiful!!ReplyDelete
Lovely pictures of one of my favorite places! The "fog" turned out to be very photogenic ~ I prefer to call it clouds!ReplyDelete
Beautiful views of fog and sunlight in your photos. The wall of fog advancing upon you is rather eery.ReplyDelete
Lovely photos of Shenandaoh National Park.ReplyDelete
The fog is amazing but I think the long vista is my favourite with the suns rays touching the hillside between the clouds. And the deer I always love meeting up with animals on my walks too.
Amazing photos, love the 4th one down !ReplyDelete
Fog can truly be lovely at times but I'm glad you found some sun!ReplyDelete
That is a beautiful place and I've been there a few times.ReplyDelete
SNP looks like a great place to visit and hike. Nice shot of the deer.ReplyDelete
I love fog-in-valley pictures. Glad you got a chance to see one of our nice national parks.ReplyDelete
I love the picture of the fog advancing. Fantastic! Our farm is not far from where you were. It's a spectacular area of Virginia. We love it!ReplyDelete
I think I want to try to plan a trip there now.ReplyDelete