To The Hills

Last Friday, Motor Man and I  “headed for the hills”(as my friend says) . We took our annual ride to the Blue Ridge mountains to see the fall foliage.  Since it was to be a one day trip, we left very early in the morning.  There was just the right amount of fog over some of the fields along the way.

Sometimes I’m amazed at the photos you can take while riding down the highway at 60 miles per hour.


Mountain roads and scenery just intrigue me. This was one of the pretty scenes we passed.


As I’ve said before, perhaps growing up across the highway from a dairy farm  was the beginning of my fascination with barns…and cows.


Later in the day, we drove up on the Skyline Drive. We don’t really think we were there for the peak foliage time, but it was an absolutely gorgeous day, so we couldn’t complain.


 Not surprisingly, I also found a horse, who was hanging out with his sheep buddies.


And this was taken from the other side of that sweet little red barn.


We remembered the tripod so we could get pictures of us without having to ask strangers to take them.


Perfect weather, gorgeous scenery and time with my Motor Man:


It was a wonderful day.

~These Days Of Mine~

11 responses to “To The Hills

  1. Love your pictures. The leaves have not been as pretty around us this year because it has been so dry but we drove a bit yesterday and it was really prettier than I had thought it would be. Your day looked wonderful!

  2. What a PERFECT day together. Feel as if I went to the hills with you. It is such beautiful country,.

  3. A great autumn retreat “to the hills”!
    I can see that Fall has almost arrived in that area..
    Remember that Halloween years ago when we took a spur of the moment trip up there & it looked like the mountains were on fire ? So much red that year.. that’s always my favorite color in the display !

  4. A lovely, colorful day daytrip… those are the best trips!

  5. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    What a breath taking day trip in the mountains. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Chuck and I usually take a fall trip too, but I don’t think that will happen this year. Maybe next year.

  6. Nice day trip for sure………..we love Skyline Drive this time of year too!


  7. Dianna, pictures are perfection with the rolling hills! Especially the first red barn picture! Just so nice, to see how meandering those roads are and what a sweet adventure it is to take the same mountain trip our parents enjoyed.

  8. Great road trip. The scenery is amazing with fall beautifully coloring the world. Barns are quite charming and nostalgic. You and MM look so happy, your heart shines through in your wonderful photos.

  9. You morning people know how to get a lot out of a day. 😀 Thanks for sharing your photos. I like that lane past the little red barn.

  10. Well, that was one photogenic trip! So lovely and what better way to spend it than with your loved one?

  11. Gorgeous scenery – you and your Motor Man are such a sweet couple

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