My day started with a very early inspection, after which nothing was scheduled, so I grabbed my daughter and we took a drive on Skyline Drive.
Near us the Skyline Drive meanders 105 miles along the top of the Virginia Blue Ridge mountains, and along the Appalachian Trail. It is a slow drive, with overlooks every couple of miles. From the overlooks you can see variously east and west.
It was a basically cloudy day, but sometimes the sun shined through.
As you drive you can look up through the tops of the top of the mountains!
Overlooks, which afford parking and walls from which you can sit and enjoy the views, offer a variety of scenes.
This is from the Shenandoah Valley Overlook, altitude 1390.
You are looking at the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Why they call that the blue ridge is beyond me. But I suppose they can use whatever words they want ...
Personally I could not tell if I was seeing the forest or the trees.
And then the old adage applied.
If a tree falls in the forest, and no one is there to hear it, is the man still wrong?
Various forms of nature are visible.
These are wild mountain daisies.
And this, of course, is a wall flower.
Question - are you lichen this?
Wood nymphs were everywhere.
Near the Hogwallow Flats Overlook the altitude is 2655 feet.
And there is water nearby, springing eternal.
We did not go all of the 105 miles of this leg.
Down a few dozen miles we turned around and left through the gate we entered in Front Royal, VA.
But our pass is good through next Monday!
Should we return?
It was a fun get away, even if only for an afternoon.
I don't get too many days where the whole afternoon is available for this sort of thing.
Certainly, we don't take such breaks often enough.
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