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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Shenandoah valley

Before heading out to Quicksburg to Purchase Apples.  I took these pictures at the breakfast bar in the hotel we stayed.
I needed a picture because I want to decorate a few like this myself.

Our room at the Holiday Inn express was comfortable, very clean and decorated nicely to.

A picture of Russ who goes everywhere with us.

Back on the road and passing some old barns along the way

Leaves turning some.

Paughs orchard up ahead

A peck is $6.00 and a peck of golden delicious they had bagged was $4.50 a peck.  Cannot beat the prices here and the beauty that surrounds it.

two bags of apples

Through Shenandoah to take a look at Shrine Mont - Orkney Springs.   Hope to stay a few nights soon.. Nice quiet respite and Steve loves it here.

Making our way there are some pretty leaf colors

I posted this place a time back and here is the link where I posted a little history

Homes have the nicest stone walls built around them

pretty flowers growing on the banks of the creek

Large circular bed planting taking looking toward the hotel

Looking towards the lake area

Meanwhile back at the house pulling in driveway.  I see the zinnias still going strong.

the colors of autumn


  1. Dearest Betsy,
    What a lovely ride and stay you had!
    Love that area and wish the distance would not be that vast...
    Enjoy your apples.

  2. Beautiful pictures!! love the decorations on the pumpkins..

  3. Dearest Betsy,
    Thank you for your comment and below my post I have added 2 more links for more explanation...
    So good to see your Zinnias one more time. We used to grow lots of them at our 1st home in Dublin, GA before Campbell's moved us to Pennsylvania...

  4. What a joy to visit your blog and see the stunning array of the beautiful colours of Autumn. Loved the swan planters.

  5. Hi There, Oh how we love the Shenandoah Valley area.... We stayed at Skyland Resort on Skyline Drive back in August.... Loved it --and of course, we had to take a drive in the Shendandoah Valley area.... Bet it is even more gorgeous in Autumn...

    Thanks for sharing... I love good apples from an orchard like that.


  6. Hi Betsy. I have always loved the name Shenandoah Valley. We have a small area off of Highway 49 that they call the Shenandoah Valley. Lots of wineries and beautiful green valleys. I love to take a drive through there. Not for the wine, but the scenery. What a special place to get the apples. There is so much beauty and history back where you live. Cute pumpkins, I have never stayed at a place where they display pretty things in the rooms. Happy Week..xxoJudy

  7. I started singing Country Roads, Take Me Home in my head as soon as I started reading your post! So beautiful in the fall and I can just smell those apples. What a lovely trip.

  8. What a lovely post Betsy ... just right for Autumn.
    I really enjoyed seeing all of your pictures, thank you.

    All the best Jan


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