This week’s Six Word Friday uses the word “rusty” –
Rusty leaves signals the autumn change.
This was taken along the Snickersville Turnpike in Northern Virginia. This turnpike was originally intended to connect the Shenandoah Valley to Loudoun County in northern Virginia in the 1700’s. George Washington used to travel it regularly, staying at the inn run by Edward Snickers. Later, it became one of the first toll roads in Virginia and was the site of a number of Civil War skirmishes up and down its entire length.
For more information on its historical significance, click here.
Have a good weekend!
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I love your title for this one – and you’ve captured the look and feel of a beautiful time in VA!
Thanks Dor! That is truly a compliment considering the gorgeous area of Virginia that you live in!
Autumn in the east…nothing like it. Has Hurricane Sandy affected your area? Good luck weathering it, if it has.
The color change sure is pretty. Hurricane Sandy skirted by us – we had a lot of rain and wind, but no damage or power loss. Thanks for asking!
Thank goodness you escaped Sandy’s major wrath. :)
We were very happy about that.
I can imagine!
What a lovely shot — I don’t know about you, but I would miss the seasons if I lived in a place that doesn’t have them!
I would too. I used to travel to Florida and California on business and it was very hard getting into the Christmas spirit when everything was still so green. I was pleasantly surprised at the beautiful color changes in Virginia when we moved here.
The only place I’ve lived that I didn’t miss the seasons was Turkey, where the sea is so blue and the diving so wonderful that I was glad I could snorkel year-round. I’d love to see Virginia in autumn — one of these years. 8-)
Turkey sounds beautiful. Virginia’s very pretty in the fall, but I doubt it beats Maine for color change :)
Really, I agree with what everyone else said. Lovely picture and fun facts. :)
Nice color. I wasn’t even aware of that turnpike. Interesting facts.
We weren’t either until we went wandering last fall. Virginia is so rich in history that we can’t help but investigate it when we’re out.
Very pretty for sure. You live in such a historical part of the country..
It really is a richly historical area. Normally my husband and I aren’t into that, but it’s been fascinating with everything that’s around here.
I’m not ready for the change!
I usually enjoy it, but this year I haven’t as much. I’m not ready for winter.
Good match of words and photo!!
Love learning about your neck of the woods. Gorgeous photo!
Thanks Adrienne! I never got around to editing and showing that picture, so this was a great opportunity to do so.
Thanks Ben – and thanks for stopping by!
Perfect picture of rusty colored foliage. Thanks for the history and geography info too.
Thanks – as always – for stopping by and leaving a comment. I’m glad you enjoyed the post!