|In the beautiful Shenandoah Valley --with the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background|
We had had a picture-perfect day that day ---and driving through this lovely valley as the sun was setting in the west gave us another opportunity for some great photography. Hope you enjoy today's set---and if you ever have a chance to visit this area, GO and DO IT... It's fabulous!!!! Be sure to click on the photos for enlargements.
|One of the beautiful old homes along our route|
|The Shenandoah Valley|
|Another one of the fabulous old homes in the valley|
|Oh the Beautiful Shenandoahs!|
|And one more home/farm in the valley|
|Cattle are grazing; Isn't the late afternoon sun just marvelous?|
|There are many farms in the Shenandoah Valley.|
|The sunset in the distance was showing off some pretty skies for us as we drove.|
|I put on the long lens to capture this sky picture as the sun fell behind that mountain range.|
Now ---to change gears a little, we are back at home following that trip. Here are a few photos of some of my Backyard Birds ---who are ALWAYS happy when Mama comes home to feed them!!!
|A Gorgeous Pileated Woodpecker Visits my Bird Kitchen! (photo taken on April 12, 2014)|
|The Blue Jays are back --and they love the Peanuts (shelled and unshelled) which I put out for them. I miss these little guys in the winter--so am always happy to see them return. (photo taken on April 13, 2014)|
|The Brown Thrashers are also back. I love these little guys ---but they are gone during the winter also. (photo taken on April 17, 2014)|
Hope you enjoyed all of my photos today. Have a wonderful weekend.