Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday: Big Sky Country

Outdoor Wednesday is hosted by Susan at A Southern Daydreamer. To see many, many more outdoor photos or to post some of your own, please visit her blog.

Just got back from spending a couple of days in Shenandoah National Park. It's a little later in the year than we usually go to the park; a lot of the trees are already bare, and those that remain aren't all that colorful this year (not enough rain at just the right time, I guess).

But it was still a fun visit, and the scenery was still beautiful even if not as spectacular as in years past.

We stayed in the Skyland section, which has some of the highest elevations in the park. It's my favorite place to stay because of the wonderful views, at all times of year.

These are a few shots I took from the terrace of our "cabin" – and even though the days were hazy and the colors were muted, I think you can still see why they call it Skyland.


  1. My goodness those are Big Skies. Lucky you to have a cabin to stay at with a such a wonderful view. Great Outdoor Wednesday post.
    Joyce M

  2. Lovely photos of Shenandoah. I have stayed at the Big Meadows cabins. It is weird my last trip there we were too early for the fall colors. Only a few were beginning to chage.

  3. Hello Joy,

    What great shots of the Shenandoah National Park. I especially love the sky shots!

    Thank you for sharing them with us!

    ~ Tracy

  4. So pretty! We watched that PBS special on the National Parks and I think that when Allen's retires he would like to visit some of them. Shenandoah would be the first on my side of the list, I think.

  5. I love the Shenandoah National Park! My sister used to live in Front Royal and we would drive the Skyline Drive when we visited. This is one of the most beautiful places on earth!

    "Oh Shenandoah, I long to see you...away, you rolling river..."

    Jane (artfully graced)


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