Thursday, October 13, 2011

Road Trip...West Virginia

 Our road trip continues through West Virginia where we visited Blackwater Falls State Park.
The scenery was absolutely beautiful but the falls took my breath away! The photos I took did not do it justice at all...  

I have a thing for waterfalls. Maybe it's because of growing up in the desert, or maybe it's just a primeval attraction to the sound of water. These falls made quite a loud sound as you can tell from the video, but I still found it to be most peaceful.
 I shot lots of photos of the Fall color from the van. West Virginia was by far the prettiest so far. Each area hits it's peak at different times, and I think we caught WV just right!!




It doesn't show up as well in this photo, but the country side looked like it was covered in multi-colored pompoms.

We are currently staying with hubbies parents and will head out for Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee over the weekend. I suspect the scenery down Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge parkway will be breathtaking!

21 comments:

oldgreymare said...

I was born in wheeling! Grew up in PA though.
Hope you'll be stopping in Franklin TN. It's wonderful.
xx
z

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

I love the South - thanks for letting me see your pics. My pics won't down load.

You boarder is so halloweeny.

big hugs
cindy@stitches

Sheila said...

We were in West Virginia 2 days ago & it was breath taking! We were in Beckley & drove the back roads to Roakoke, VA. I will doing a post when I get home. Beautiful!!!

gracie said...

I am so enjoying our road trip...

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

WV is a gorgeous state! It is only a little over an hour from me and in the last few years I have got to see more and more of it. You will be seeing even more beauty as you head out on the next leg of your trip. Have fun!~Hugs, Patti

ShabbyArtAngel said...

fall is so beautiful woth all its colours...nice blog..xxx

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Absolutely beautiful - what a great roadtrip! Love, Linda

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Beautiful! Enjoy the ride!

Teresa said...

There are 28 (or more) waterfalls in Arizona.....FYI ;)

Love all of this fall color! your shots are great! I think of sweaters and pumpkins (and cider!)

Queenie Believe said...

West Virginia is breath taking!
Happy and safe continued travels.
Always, Queenie

Candylei said...

Maybe you'll make it to Maryland!

sissie said...

Hi Karen,
I love your photos of Blackwater Falls, WV. They tree colors are so lovely and it makes me really homesick for my beloved mountains.

I'm from Charleston, WV, born and raised and now living seven years on the coast of North Carolina. We are trying to sell our house so we can move back. My heart and soul is still there and it's where I want to be.

I'm so glad that you visited and found it to be lovely.

hugs
Sissie

clairz said...

Oh, my, these pictures made my heart ache with a tiny bit of homesickness for New Hampshire. Now that we live in the desert we share your fondness for water, and I thank you for the waterfall video. I am enjoying your trip so much!

Lucys Baby said...

I'm so glad you got o see the fall foliage in its prime. I was worried that the season would be in its' end. Our beautiful yellow and red Maples are loosing their leaves now.
We're a little more north than where you are. I'm happy knowing you are enjoying your trip.

vicki said...

Oh Karen- you are so close to me- only a few hours away and- I think you will pass right through my hometown on your way south!! Sigh---

Yes- we are having a glorious fall!
Vicki

I'd love to meet you---

Kelly_Deal said...

Oh how beautiful!

It seems pretty obvious. said...

Amazing photos! I love fall! And the design of your blog is really awesome!

Cindy said...

Gorgeous photos! My Dad was from WV - it's a beautiful state. I envy you the trip you're taking this year! Blue Ridge Parkway should be stunning!
Cindy from Art, Books, Tea

Kasia said...

This looks like a great trip! You guys have fun! :)

Hugs,

Bluebell Woods said...

Loved your pictures, it looks a lot like Michigan. Our leaves are almost gone now. It has been a lovely Fall though. I bet you will love The Blue Ridge.
Janice

ZOCA said...

Que paisagem linda !!! as cores da floresta de vocês é diferente das nossas mas tão belas quanto.Um dia venha ao Brasil, você vai amar.
Abraços

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