Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thursday Thirteen #365

These are some photos I took yesterday afternoon when I went after the mail. They are shots taken from various locations around the farm.

1. This is from the front yard; it's the view out my office window. The silo off in the distance belongs to my husband's cousins' family.

2. This is the "big hay field" looking back to the west towards our house. The road going up the hill is our driveway.


3. This is part of the farm; the hillside is used for pasture. As you can see, the farm on that side is bifurcated by power lines. And then the road cuts the entire place in half yet again.

 4. A closer look at the hillside with a little Autumn color.

5. This is the other part of the hillside, more to the south.

6. The mountain in the background is called Tinker Mountain.

7. Another shot of the woods and our driveway. You can't beat the Blue Ridge Mountains for beauty, regardless of the time of year.

8. A look towards what I believe is North Mountain; that division there where the mountain slopes on the right is called Stone Coal Gap. The next mountain is called Caldwell Mountain. I hope I have that right.

9. This is my father's house, which is about six miles away by car, from the top of one of our fields. Oddly, after 27 years, I just realized that we are actually facing one another on opposing hills; there is vegetation between us that keeps me from seeing the house, plus I think my place is just a bit lower in elevation.

10. The neighbor's barn and cattle as seen from the hayfield. That tiny little house in the far back is where my husband and I first set up housekeeping 31 years ago. Tiny little four-room place, colder than icicles during the winter.

11. A little different angle at the hill where my house is. My house is to the left in the picture.

12. Nice overview shot showing the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west, looking toward Bedford County. That tall mountain in the clouds on the left is the Peaks of Otter. You can see the roof of my house in the woods on the right.

13. A closer shot of the trees.

And an extra picture just because.

Beautiful, isn't it?

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here. I've been playing for a while and this is my 365th time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.


  1. Beautiful images, Anita, the fall colors show up so well against the Blue Ridge Mtns and the lush green pastures. It must be joyful to see this beauty from yiur office window every day.

  2. Home sweet home! I went out Tuesday and took some shot on the Parkway that I hope to post soon. It's going to be a good year for fall color and already is!

  3. Beautiful shots!!! I love all of them

  4. Just lovely. So much of God's wondrous work all around you!! What a blessing.

  5. Yep, it's totally gorgeous. It doesn't hurt that you're good at taking pictures.

  6. Beautiful selection of photos! My T13

  7. Um...not sure what happened to my comment.

  8. Okay - I'll try again. Gorgeous photos and the views must be very inspiring. Love the autumn colors.

  9. You were so lucky to be outside with your camera yesterday. It was a beautiful day and you captured it perfectly.


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