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Country Roads

  
By:  sandy-2021492  •   •  3 years ago  •  41 comments

Country Roads

I was driving through West Virginia today, returning from a family reunion, and had to pull over for this view.

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sandy-2021492
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1  author  sandy-2021492    3 years ago

The mountains of West Virginia, after a storm passed through.

 
 
 
Enoch
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1.1  Enoch  replied to  sandy-2021492 @1    3 years ago

Dear Friend Sandy: Great view.

Enjoy the holiday.

E.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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1.1.1  author  sandy-2021492  replied to  Enoch @1.1    3 years ago

Thank you, Enoch.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  sandy-2021492 @1    3 years ago

Excellent feeling of depth and distance in your composition.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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1.2.1  author  sandy-2021492  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.2    3 years ago

Thanks, Buzz.

 
 
 
lennylynx
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2  lennylynx    3 years ago

Almost heaven...

 
 
 
Kathleen
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2.1  Kathleen  replied to  lennylynx @2    3 years ago

Are you a John Denver fan? : )

 
 
 
lennylynx
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2.1.1  lennylynx  replied to  Kathleen @2.1    3 years ago

Absolutely!

 
 
 
TᵢG
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3  TᵢG    3 years ago

Nature is awesome.   So many people take our amazing planet for granted.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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3.1  author  sandy-2021492  replied to  TᵢG @3    3 years ago

You'll be glad to know that just to the left is a wind farm.  The coal-powered plant is still there and operating, and there are still huge piles of coal laying around and scars in places from surface mining, but WV is starting to see the benefits of renewable energy.

 
 
 
Kavika
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4  Kavika     3 years ago

Beautiful photo Sandy. 

Mother Nature at her finest.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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4.1  author  sandy-2021492  replied to  Kavika @4    3 years ago

Thanks, Kavika!

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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5  Trout Giggles    3 years ago

West Virginia is truly wild and wonderful. Great photo, Sandy!

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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5.1  author  sandy-2021492  replied to  Trout Giggles @5    3 years ago

It is.  Thanks, TG!

 
 
 
Kathleen
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6  Kathleen    3 years ago

I drive to Virginia and West Virginia a lot. I love skyline drive. The mountains are so beautiful.  Nice pic. 

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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6.1  author  sandy-2021492  replied to  Kathleen @6    3 years ago

I love Skyline Drive.  Thank you, Kathleen.

 
 
 
charger 383
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7  charger 383    3 years ago

Very nice

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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7.1  author  sandy-2021492  replied to  charger 383 @7    3 years ago

Thanks, charger!

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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7.2  author  sandy-2021492  replied to  charger 383 @7    3 years ago

Did you enter your car in the car show, or just go to look?

 
 
 
charger 383
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7.2.1  charger 383  replied to  sandy-2021492 @7.2    3 years ago

I just looked at Carlisle PA show, took the Charger to local shows

 
 
 
PJ
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8  PJ    3 years ago

Wow - Great view.  Thanks for sharing.  I'm glad to be close enough to WV so I can pop down on a weekend for hiking when I have the time.  I would love to see this view everyday if I could.

Heading to Keystone CO on Wednesday for work but am so pumped about the location.  I'm packing my hiking boots/sticks with me to do some hiking after work.  

 
 
 
Spikegary
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8.1  Spikegary  replied to  PJ @8    3 years ago

Be careful there-I went to a convention in 2014, was there for 7 days, never did adjust tot he altitude.  If you drink, it'll be a much faster buzz.......

Beautiful pic, Sandy!

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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8.1.1  author  sandy-2021492  replied to  Spikegary @8.1    3 years ago

Thanks, Gary.

I know you were responding to PJ, but as far as the altitude, I seldom drink in WV, as I'm usually the one driving, but it usually takes me half an hour to regain my hearing after I go up or down the mountain from which this was taken.  My son gets on  my case for yelling or ignoring him, and I gain a better understanding of the deaf and hard of hearing.

 
 
 
PJ
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8.1.2  PJ  replied to  Spikegary @8.1    3 years ago

Yeah - the altitude is making me catch my breath more so I'm trying to take it slow and get myself acclimated before doing any real hiking.  Looked out my hotel window this evening and saw a moose and her calf.  AWESOME!!!!  I can't wait until I can retire so I can get the hell out of Washington.  sigh.....

 
 
 
dave-2693993
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8.2  dave-2693993  replied to  PJ @8    3 years ago

Have fun in the mountains.

My neighbor left Sunday for a 2 week stint in the Chilean Andes working on telescopes. Something he has to do every so often.

There are great views of the southern sky there.

Agree, great pic Sandy. Reminds me of where we used to go hunting.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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9  Perrie Halpern R.A.    3 years ago

Beautiful shot Sandy. Would you mind if I used it for a painting? 

 
 
 
Release The Kraken
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9.1  Release The Kraken  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @9    3 years ago

I thought you only did paint by numbers?

 
 
 
CB
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9.1.1  CB   replied to  Release The Kraken @9.1    3 years ago

Oh my! I have missed me some badfish! I was just hanging up a "Note To Self:" Check on BF profile to see if he is around! Another stellar laugh!

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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9.1.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  CB @9.1.1    3 years ago

Mr. Fish... I want you to know that I graduated from the Bob Ross of Happy Trees University. So no paint by numbers.. just a lot of gesso! 

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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9.2  author  sandy-2021492  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @9    3 years ago

Thanks, Perrie, and I'd be honored.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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9.2.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  sandy-2021492 @9.2    3 years ago

Thanks Sandy!! I'll post it after it's done!

 
 
 
Release The Kraken
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10  Release The Kraken    3 years ago

Very nice

 
 
 
luther28
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11  luther28    3 years ago

Thank you Sandy, nice respite from the madness.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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12  Hal A. Lujah    3 years ago

I love the extremely faint rainbow.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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12.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @12    3 years ago

Good eye, Hal. I would not have noticed had you not said that.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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12.2  author  sandy-2021492  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @12    3 years ago

It was more vibrant in person, but I couldn't get it to show up well with my phone's camera.  I tried playing with the settings later, but it stayed faint.

 
 
 
Ender
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13  Ender    3 years ago

Great view. When I was young friends of mine (their parents) owned a cabin in West Virginia. Went there a couple of times. Beautiful.

 
 
 
CB
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14  CB     3 years ago

It is a beautiful picture, and the rain washed everything 'clean inside.' I know the feeling that inspires the author to snap the shot! (Smile.)

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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14.1  author  sandy-2021492  replied to  CB @14    3 years ago

I love that "just-washed" feel in scenery.

 
 
 
CB
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14.1.1  CB   replied to  sandy-2021492 @14.1    3 years ago

I know! So invigorating and awe-inspiring. An already clear world can actually appeared touched by "fuller soap." And then, the sun comes out to dry up the 'spray.' Brilliant clarity!

 
 
 
lib50
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15  lib50    3 years ago

Somewhere in those hills both of my mom's grandparents had farms, both of which are still owned by the family, although my side all moved out west.  I remember a family reunion when I was small on one of those farms.  Beautiful country.