Saturday, October 10, 2009

Scenic Sunday .. viewing fall foliage at Shenandoah nat'l park

This is my Scenic Sunday and for more great Scenic Sunday photos please click on my link.





The red foliage in this first picture looks like it is a Ruby Tuesday photo to me, what do you think?  For more beautiful  red photos stop by the Ruby Tuesday site . just click on my link. Thanks Mary for hosting.

My Camera Critters post now follows my Scenic Sunday.


Yesterday hubby and I spent the day driving on the Skyline Drive and a hike on the Limberlost trail and the Big Meadow at Shenandoah National Park.






The Limberlost trail












The fall colors are not peaking just yet but there were enough pretty colors around for us to enjoy. The wildflowers on the Big Meadows were turning a beautiful red. The sky was a pretty blue with some puffy clouds even the moon was out.








Along the drive I had to stop there was a Ruffed Grouse crossing the road in front of my car. How cool it is a lifer for me and I can add the Ruffed Grouse to my birding life list. I tried to take a picture thru my front window and the bird was moving along at a fast pace so the photo is blurry.






 I was looking for the Black Bears but we had just missed a sighting by minutes. We did see some pretty deers along the Skyline drive.




Thanks to the Aisha for getting Scenic Sunday started and for hosting.

49 comments:

  1. Wonderful wonderful pictures..I like the top photo very much!!

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  2. Oh my ... what BEAUTIFUL photographs from your outing. Thanks so much for sharing. I love the Fall colors and the kewl little Ruffled Grouse taking a stroll. Wonderful post! I've shared more photos from my sister's travels at Sacred Ruminations ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  3. You can't beat the fall for colors.All we had in Ohio yesterday was rain

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  4. Loved the Ruffed Grouse ... I have never seen one. I glad you had your camera ready and I bet you are too.

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  5. How clever of you to take that photo of this bird. I love the autumn colours!

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  6. What a great outing you and your husband had !!!

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  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog and I am glad that you are enjoying the series on the elk.

    I like the series on Shenandoah. It is one of my favorite spots and I hope to spend quite a bit of time there next month photographing whitetail deer and scenery. Big Meadows is one of my favorite spots on earth!

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  8. Beautiful view from the top of the hill. I could enjoy the autumn color in the photos.

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  9. Those are some amazing, color-rich views.

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  10. Autumn's my favourite time of year; I wish I could spend it in your part of the world! Here everything just fades a bit and then gets even wetter. Your photos were a joy to visit tonight--thanks!

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  11. These are beautiful captures of a gorgeous part of our amazing country! Very very wonderful shots of the fall season!

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  12. It looks as though you had a wonderful and scenic day. Thank you for sharing your lovely photos. So interesting how fall colors happen in their own time each season.
    Spirithelpers

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  13. Very beautiful pictures ! Especially the first one, because everything looks still green, I don't like these dying colored leaves !

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  14. autumn is a great season! the colours are amazing!

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  15. What amazing vistas, and beautiful autumn colours. And all under a lovely blue sky.

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  16. Lovely photographs of a lovely place. Thanks for visiting.

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  17. Magnificent landscape and cute critters!
    Beautiful post dear friend!
    Happy camera critters, purrs and love
    Luna

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  18. Gorgeous - I almost missed the second deer up by the trees in the deer photo! Now if I could get my lazy butt off of this computer and outside with my camera I might be able to get some of our lovely fall foliage here in Central New York!

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  19. Looks like you had a great day trip at Shenandoah. Very autumny looking...hope the nice weather stays for a while...

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  20. Wonderful! I love fall, you captured it very well! Makes me want to grab my camera and go outside :-)


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  21. Lovely photos. you've captured some interesting critters in your journey! I love the colors of FALL! Beautiful capture, Eileen! :)

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  22. The scenery looks stunning and you obviously had a good day for your trekking.

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  23. SNP, one of my favorite places to visit! Congrats on catching the ruffed grouse, unusual to see one except when flushing in thick cover.

    Reviewing some of your later post I was pleased to see Antietam Battlefield which is only about an hours drive from my home.

    Thanks for your comment and question at Country Captures. Yes some birds do eat poke berries, typically the fruit eating birds. The birds I have observed most often eating poke are cedar waxwings.

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  24. I think this is a beautiful place with rolling blue mountains and natural awaesome wildlife. Definitely a great place to visit.

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  25. What a pretty sight! I quite enjoyed this tour and the colors are so lovely.Great post.

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  26. Monday October 12th, 2009

    Dear eileeninmd,

    Your photos are beautiful! And I know first hand just how beautiful the Autumn season can be on Skyline Drive. I spent much of my childhood in Virginia.
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog "Anna's Adornments" and commenting on my ginger cat-boy Calle. I thought that I would just document this event as a part of the change of seasons. I did not expect that anyone would find his or her way to my blog.

    Best wishes

    Christina Wigren (Anna)

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  27. This is just gorgeous..I too would of been snapping away- and you used this as your beautiful header! The green foilage looks a bit like ferns. Wonderful you could catch the dear! Now that is fall..awesome and that goose is staying clear of someones dinner plate! Have a great week-

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  28. The red wildflowers set inside the brown grasses looks so nice. I see the hint of red foliage in the trees - all add an enhanced artistry to the beautiful valley and mountains...

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  29. Lovely fall views. Wonderful lens captures. happy Ruby Tuesday

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  30. wow what a gorgeous place!..i love the ruby foliage in the first pic!

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  31. LOVE the header photo - a lovely ruby!

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  32. The first is so pretty for Ruby Tuesday as well. Love the deer. She's looking a bit thin but perhaps its just the angle as she looks back and the skin goes taut over her ribs.

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  33. There's alot of red foliage starting to show up here in the Ozarks as well. Fall is certainly nearing full term. The deer are starting to move as well, which causes us to drive a little more defensively as well. Great photos. Have a wonderful Ruby Tuesday.

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  34. Yes, the first photo DOES look like a Ruby Tuesday photo! (I hope it's not poison ivy!)

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  35. You did good, Eileen, with the reds. Happy RT! Thank you a lot for peeking in on mine.
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  36. Beautiful photos of the wildlife and scenery, Eileen. The Skyline Drive is a magnificent place to take a drive in the fall.

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  37. wow those reds in the amongst the grasses are really pretty.

    Fall is starting to really show its colors.

    I love your capture of the Ruffed Grouse. That's OK that it's a bit blurry! You got the shot.

    Happy Ruby Tuesday ~ thanks for visiting me.

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  38. I love the red foliage and you're really lucky to be able to take a photo of a deer. Cool! my PH is here.

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  39. Beautiful-looking field. I love the bird. Red looks good here.

    Paz

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  40. Oh I haven't experienced autumn yet, but I can see that it's a cool season!

    My RT entry is here.

    Happy RT! :)

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  41. Gorgeous scenery. Looks like you live in a beautiful place.

    In answer to your question on my blog - my dog is a lab crossed with a patterdale terrier. Got the crazy dominant lab gene though because he is bonkers.

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  42. Gorgeous. Peaceful. Serene. Beautiful!!


    My R T is posted. Scroll down below my Tuesday's Heads or Tails...it's eerie. Also, there is a new trick or treat treat for you on my sidebar if you'd like to grab and run with it!! CLICK HERE

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  43. What beautiful photos! I'd love to go there someday, the only time I was in Shenandoah was many years ago and it poured down buckets the entire time. Never saw a dang thing.

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  44. What beautiful photos, love the wildlife! And the header is so pretty with all the red, very nice!

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  45. What a beautiful path! Love the critters you did find. :)

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  46. Excellent, just excellent! What a wonderful way to spend a day or two! Beautiful scenery, wildlife and all the scents and textures and interesting weather that go along with the experience.

    Have a great week!

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  47. :)

    WOW! I enjoy your travels!! Beautiful scenes!!



    Junie

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  48. Eileen, your shots for this post are stunning! I think you have some serious RT goodies there as well! Love the deer they are not always easy to catch with a camera. I think my favorite is the bridge it looks so peaceful! TY for the visit!

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  49. Hi Eileen. These were beautiful pictures. We spent a very short time in this area -- we MUST go back -- in the Fall!

    Thanks for visiting our blog; I hope you do come to Oregon sometime; you would love it and I would get to see your beautiful pictures.

    Sallie (FullTime-Life)

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