Rusty Leaves

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!

Chasing Fall Colors – Day 3

My favorite boy toy and I were out all day yesterday to take pictures.  We hiked up and down hills and stairs, visited battlefields, and did some driving around the countryside.

After a late supper, we went straight to bed, which is why there were no photos this morning for you. Today was a drive back the long way home via Skyline Drive.  This goes through the Blue Ridge Mountains of the Shenandoah National Park on the western side of Virginia.  We pulled off at nearly every overlook, even if it wasn’t picturesque enough to take photos.

So here are photos from yesterday, then I’m off to unpack and get ready for bed.  Tomorrow is back to regularly scheduled programming (i.e., back to work).

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Word for tomorrow – CONDUCTOR.  If you prefer to work ahead, see the list for the week under “A Word A Day”.