The most beautiful season is here!Happy 1st Day of Fall 🍁 Looking forward to our first fall season in Virginia after many years! #hellofall
As it turns out, hot foggy days are great for waterfalling. While we only hiked two short trails in Shenandoah, it was enough to want to go back. I imagine fall is spectacular there (minus the fog), but time is never on my side. I have so many plans for such a limited fall season. To cram more in, I just found out my son may get a weekend pass very soon, so I may be headed to Oklahoma for a visit. when I looked up flights it turns out Syracuse to Oklahoma is pretty expensive. Do any of you expert travel folks have any tips on cheap flights, rental car and hotel? #helpmeimpoor
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While zooming in for texture I picked up on some layers out in Shenandoah.
Sony E 91mm (55-210) f/9
So I hear there are some really great views in Shenandoah. We entered the southern most point on Skyline Drive and saw nothing but fog until we left the following day. Fog so thick that it was like it was raining in the forest, only it wasn’t. So I thought maybe we could get above it by going to the highest point in the park. Nope. Since they ended up evacuating the park at noon Thursday due to the hurricane, we left without a single view of the mountains. I guess that gives us the opportunity to go back with Ziva, since it is apparently one of the few National Parks that allow dogs.
The third shot is actually Mars. We went there too.
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There's a mountain range somewhere out there...
We set out on a short walk through the drizzle and fog at Shenandoah yesterday. Fog has a way of mystifying a scene and heightening your senses. The sound of a creature breaking brush echoed in the distance. Sunlight emerged through the forest canopy as quickly as it disappeared. I wondered what may see us but what we may not see. And then as we turned back, it was gone. 🌳😨🌳
Actually excited for 👻 spoOky fAll vIbeZ 👻 over here.
A rain like melting pillows…
a rain so beautiful
I could never
have let go of
if not certain
that someday...it would find its way
into my poem. - Sanober Khan
Shenandoah drama on a stormy afternon.
Can’t stress how much I love hiking these days. It’s the ultimate activity that gives you a great workout, let’s you get outside and enjoy the outdoors, (sometimes) rewards you with a great view, and best of all, it’s a typically free or low cost activity to provides you hours of entertainment!
Getting back on the trails today after a few weeks off, and while it’s an overcast day, it’s still bound to be a great time!
What plans do you all have this weekend?
Going for a little hike turned into a trek to the highest point in Shenandoah National Park 🌲
All I could seem to do was stand there, frozen on the trail... I was hiking the AT near Lewis Spring falls, and a mother deer crossed over in front of me, with her offspring in tow. Her young seemed to panic when I was noticed, and darted off in front of her mother. I stood there, not wanting to startle them any more than I already had, and that’s when this particular fawn circled back around. It was probably just curiosity, but I took it as a gesture of good will. As this young fawn stood in front of me, we both transcended into a calm space. There was no rush to ‘get the shot’... I took my time, and so did she. And when she was bored with me, with a nod of the head she was gone. What kind of streaming video or social media could grant us this kind of experience? None... These moments must be felt, experienced, and even chased. Find your wild.(Tonytrustworthy.com nature blog coming soon) #changeiscoming #wildreminder #natureblog #shennps #findyourwild #wildlifephotography #shenandoahnationalpark #ohshenandoah @goshenandoah @shenandoahnps