Fog in Shenandoah…peaceful.


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Photo by at Shenandoah National Park.


I became mesmerized by the peaceful grace of the Blue Ridge Mountains when I was just a child. I will never forget the winding roads of the Blue Ridge Parkway and the hiking trails that seemed so mysterious to me. The almost constant fog…or so it seemed…was indeed a vision of mystery to me. 


I feel the same way today…even after visiting other mountain areas…much taller mountains…even more stunning and more magnificent vistas. The Blue Ridge Mountains, Smoky Mountain National Park and the Shenandoah National Park hold a special place in my heart. When I visit Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia…I remember my relatives who most likely walked in some of these same beautiful places. Places that offer an envelope of calm feelings for me.


A stopping point along Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah National Park became the location for the  photograph at the top of this post. Closing my eyes, I can still feel the quiet atmosphere, the peace of the lightly blowing wind and the past intertwined with the present. 


The foggy weather will eventually disappear, but the memories remain intact. I remember the laughter of visiting Shenandoah with our daughter and close friends…hardly anything better on a summer day!




8 thoughts on “Fog in Shenandoah…peaceful.

    • Yes! Add it to your bucket list. I wonder how far it is from Iowa! Probably a long drive, but really worth it. We flew to Charlotte and rented a car. We stayed at the Bed & Breakfast that was then owned by my best friend from college! I have posted about it. They just sold it to live closer to their grandchildren! You could still stay there…it is beautiful..,The Inn at Meander Plantation. Shenandoah National Park is not very far away. I am not sure how far…when we drove over…we were talking and laughing so much that I have no idea even what direction we were driving!

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    • Or maybe my mother was the one who inspired you, Suzanne!! I took that top picture when we stopped to have dinner! Remember the owl in the tree before we left? And…I could not find you and Kathleen! Naturally, you two were in the gift shop…two peas in a pod!!! And Suzie was not there either! She was off getting the car and maybe having a few conversations on the way to the parking lot! Meanwhile…I felt sort of stranded in Virginia! Yea!!! There is really nothing at all wrong with that!!!


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