Saturday, 25 February 2012

Saturday snapshot

Two Saturday snapshots in a row! Goodness, what are things coming to!



This week I was in a mountains and forests kind of a mood after finishing and reviewing Love and War in the Apennines by Eric Newby. The UK is not famous for its mountains and forests, although Scotland has a few. My best ever experience of those two wonderful natural features was this:





Sometimes I have to pinch myself to make myself realise that in September 2005 I was actually in the USA, standing in this spot in the Shenandoah National Park, on the Skyline Drive, looking at this stunning view. I hope I get to go back one day.

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23 comments:

DesLily said...

I don't think I have to say it, but I hope you come back to america too!! the funny think is.. you have probably seen more of america than I have and I live here!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I saw that area as a teen (many years ago). The Skyline Drive is wonderful. Glad you got to see it!

Trish said...

We lived in that area in the 90s - when I saw that photo I had a hunch it was from there. It's a wonderful drive, isn't it?

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Beautiful Shot indeed. Hope your visit was wonderful.

animewookie said...

Awwww, I hope you get back here someday too Cath <3

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I would love to see these beautiful places in person. Thanks for sharing your photos.

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Cath said...

Pat: I'll be there, don't worry... just not sure when.

Mary: Everywhere you look on that drive the scenery is mind-blowing.

Trish: It was wonderful. I can't imagine being able to live there!

Diane: Our visit was so memorable we've never forgotten it.

Kelly: I'm pretty sure we probably will.

Laurel: My pleasure. :-)

Lisa said...

What a great picture! The Shenandoah Valley is truly beautiful country. And it's a nice reminder for those of us living here that we often take for granted what we have right here at home.

Kaye said...

This is a drive we have never made. Funny we live in FL and drive up north every year- we normally stick to the highway. Someday I'd like to take the scenic route. Thanks for posting these!

Leslie said...

That is beautiful and breathtaking. I'm in the Midwestern US and it's very flat here. We don't see views like that!

Nise' said...

Gorgeous. I want to go back to visit, hope you will be able to as well!

Vicki said...

Beautiful! I've never been there, but have been to the mountains of W.Va and know how awesome it is to see sights like this in person!
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Alyce said...

That is very pretty! I thought that countryside looked familiar - I haven't been to the park, but I looked it up online and saw that it is very near Charlottesville which I visited several years ago.

Eva @View from the Hillside said...

That really is a great view. I hope you get to travel there again :-)

Paulita said...

I love Shenandoah Park and the Appalachian Mountains. Thanks for sharing a great photo.Here's Mine

Cath said...

Lisa: I think all of us who live in a pretty area take it for granted. We need visitors to help us remember not to. LOL.

Kaye: Oh, the scenic route is well worth taking in this case.

Leslie: I'm so sure that the Midwest is beautiful too, in its own way. :-)

Nise: I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a revisit, I'm pretty sure it will happen.

Vicki: I agree - the mountains of W.Virginia are absolutely stunning too. So much I love about the USA...

Alyce: I have a feeling we went to Charlottesville too. We were all over that entire area like a rash. LOL. I thought Front Royal was a nice little town. We stayed there overnight and even managed to find a secondhand bookshop for me.

Eva: Thank you. I do too.

Paulita: Me too. And Bill Bryson writes about it so wonderfully in his book, A Walk in the Woods.

Staci said...

Mesmerizing!! I love that photo!

Louise said...

I love a good lookout.

Kailana said...

Pretty picture!

Cath said...

Staci: I agree with you, it is mesmerising. I think we stood there a long time!

Louise: Me too. :-)

Kelly: Thank you. Though I'm only saying thanks for pointing and clicking, the scenery made itself. LOL!

fiction-books said...

Hi Cath,

Stunning shots, the closest I have got to scenery like that, is Scotland, which I thought quite stunning in its own way.

The best mountains I have seen are when we went to Switzerland, although you don't tend to get the forest areas in quite the same way.

Yvonne

Jyoti said...

Beautiful! Thanks for stopping by my SS

Cath said...

Yvonne: One of these days I would love to go Scotland. I had Scottish ancestors so I should make the effort really. Switzerland would be nice too. :-)

Jyoti: Thanks. My pleasure.