The view from my perch on the mountain

Changing weather

We’re getting the full weather gamut today.

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On the way to town strong winds aloft were driving the clouds across the sky and their shadows were dancing across the ridges.

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On the return trip we sat in the sun on one ridge and watched lines of showers marching through the valley before us.

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Seeing the way autumn colors spread across the area  is interesting. The leaves on the south facing side of some trees haven’t begun to change…….

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………..while those on the opposite side have.

The weather forecast is calling for gorgeous fall weather this weekend, sunny and mild with light winds, which will work out just fine for us. Frankie and Laura both have Saturday off and we’re planning a family trip to do some leaf peeping in at least one of the nearby state parks as well as the Jefferson National Forest. I can’t wait to see what we capture with all three of us shooting.

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5 responses

  1. penelopephoebe

    I can’t wait, either!

    October 5, 2010 at 4:40 PM

  2. You do get a bit of everything out there. Sounds like a wonderful family day planned. We’re headed to New English this weekend. The leaves had just begin to change in Rhode Island when I was there last week. Hopefully there’ll be more color this time.

    October 5, 2010 at 4:59 PM

  3. Rocket Man

    Plans for this weekend include Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area: http://www.stateparks.com/mount_rogers_smyth.html and Grayson Highlands State Park: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/gra.shtml. Both are close by and should offer some fabulous photo ops.

    October 5, 2010 at 5:18 PM

  4. i love changing weather! especially storms! 😉
    k☼

    October 5, 2010 at 6:41 PM

  5. Cant wait to see your pic’s from the weekend Chip,
    hope you all have great day out and that the weathers good to you
    Take care
    Sue

    October 6, 2010 at 5:21 AM

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