Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday Bridges ~ 11-21-10 ~ Allegheny County, VA

I usually post one and at the most two photos for Sunday Bridges, but this week I did not think I could not do the old Humpback Bridge justice without doing this series. There is the old bridge with the railroad bridge beside it. I hope the shots do not take too long to load, because it is such a beautiful and special spot. Over the years it has been washed away by flooding three times, but each time rebuilt. It’s a favorite spot for sweethearts, beer drinkers, teenagers wanting to leave their names in wood, picnickers, and just folk like ourselves who just want a beautiful spot to visit and photograph.

This series is linked to Sunday Bridges offered by San Francisco Bay Daily Photo. Please visit the site to see more beautiful shots of bridges from around the world.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Daily Photo ~ 11-19-10

The Burning Bush

The sky was so beautiful as the sun was rising on my way to work I pulled off the road and snapped this picture. Not until I looked at it on the computer did I see the sun coming through the tree, and I was amazed at what I’d captured. 

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Daily Photo 11-18-10

The Last of Our Color

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A Watery Outdoor Wednesday ~ 11-17-10

Abbott Lake ~ Peaks of Otter 
Blue Ridge Parkway ~ Bedford, VA

This post is linked to Watery Wednesday# 114" 
and Outdoor Wednesday #97.”

Daily Photo ~ 11-16-10

An Old Blue Bird School Bus
Blue Bird buses were assembled in Buena Vista,VA, for many years,
 but that plant is not closed. 

Google STILL Not Allowing Me to Upload~Any Suggestions

Over the weekend I received a message I had reached my limit on posting photos to Blogspot. For several days since I have been unable to upload any photography to my two blogs. I bought more space as instructed, was charged, and was told I would be able to post within 24 hours. Still, I CANNOT upload. IF anyone has any suggestions, I would appreciate your help. 
Many thanks....Genie

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Daily Photo ~ 11-13-10

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

Daily Photo ~ 11-12-10

Abandoned but not forgotten.

Parallel James River Bridges ~ Amherst County, VA ~ 11-14-10

The “Foot” Bridge with Reflection

The “Foot” Bridge
  Railroad Bridge 

Surprise Train

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Macro Flower Saturday #36 ~ 11-13-10

The Last Sunflower of the Year

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Weekend Reflections #59 ~ 11-13-10

Abbott Lake ~ Peaks of Otter Lodge
Blue Ridge Parkway ~ Bedford, VA

To see more reflection from around the world:  James’ “Newtown Area Photo” 

Weekend in Black and White ~ 11-13-10

Cold Mountain Hike
Amherst County, VA

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Daily Photo ~ 11-12-10

Roaring Run Iron Furnace and Water Falls
Boutetourt County, VA

Hauling a 150 pound wet beam on your back up to top of waterfalls is harsh heavy work! A crew of 4 men has been working for 2 months, 6 days a week. When completed there will be a full walkway with protective railings up and around the falls.

Skywatch Friday ~ Season 4 ~ Episode 18 ~ 11-11-10

Sky at Humpback Bridge
Allegheny County, VA
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Daily Photo~11-11-10~Veteran’s Day 2010~In Memory

Eugene Marseilles Hornot
Born 1893

My Father’s WWI Portrait
Corp of Engineers
France ~ The Great War

This picture was taken outside the Smithsonian Museum of American History on my daddy’s last visit to VA. We pushed him into where the aging American Flag was hanging in all of it glory. My frail daddy sat erect in the wheelchair, removed his beret, and saluted his flag never saying a word. In 1993, he died at 100 years 7 months of age. He did not talk about the war, but I know he never really got over what he experienced while serving with the Army Corp of Engineers at the height of WWI. On this Memorial Day in the USA, Remembrance Day in Canada, and Remembrance Day on Sunday in The United Kingdom, please let us not forget the sacrifices our American, Canadian, British, Irish, and Scottish veterans made while serving their countries during what was known as “The Great War.”

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Daily Photo ~ 11-10-10

A Foggy House Mountain
Rockbridge County, VA

Daily Photo ~ 11-9-10

FLower Bed Clean Up and Clean Out 

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

daily Photo ~ 11-8-10

                       Friday Afternoon Congestion                       
Parent’s Day Weekend 2010 ~ Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA
Thank heavens it only comes once a year!

Macro Monday ~ 11-8-10

 Do you know what this is?

The  150-ft. wooden, elevated sluice box at Esom Slone Mill, built circa 1880-1890.
 Explore Park
Roanoke, Virginia

Visit Lisa’s Chaos to see more macro shots from around the globe.
Macro Monday is easy to play, snap a macro (or any close-up) photo. 
MM started on Sept 29, 2008.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Daily Photo ~ 11-7-10

Peaks of Otter Lodge ~ Sharp Top Mt. 
Blue Ridge Parkway ~ Bedford, VA

Daily Photo ~ 11-6-10

Just a Little Bit of Green
Douthat State Park, VA

Weekend Nature #25 ~ 11-7-10 ~ On Top of the World

Summit of Mount Pleasant - George Washington National Forest ~ Buena Vista, VA
Elevation - 1,427 feet   ~  Elevation Gain while Hiking - 1,350 feet 

Mount Pleasant ranks as one of Virginia’s most aptly named peaks. Few hikes, if any, offer so much for so little work. For the price of a small elevation gain, hikers can climb two of the Blue Ridge’s highest peaks on a loop trail that is, for lack of a better phrase, quite pleasant. Steep, rocky climbs along the final miles to Mount Pleasant will appease the gung-ho hiker in every crowd. Otherwise, it’s easy hiking on wide paths and old roads through thick masses of rhododendron and mountain laurel, forests of oak and ash, and small pockets of high grass open forest. Terrain: Dirt roads and forest footpaths lead through open rock formations, fields, open peaks, mountain meadows, remnant chestnut forests, steep cliffs, and along streams.


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Reflections ~ 11-6-10

The James River Bridge ~ Blueridge Parkway, VA
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