Saturday, October 16, 2010

Round and About: Virginia

Thanks to Diane in the UK and France for the title. I might have to use it now and again.

I really enjoy reading Diane's blog and seeing pictures she's taken "round and about" in France; it's fascinating to see other parts of the world. So, when the mood moves me, I'm going to try to show you a little of my area of the world. Fair warning: I don't get out much, so don't expect a lot.

When we were in Virginia last weekend, we wandered around the Piedmont area. To orient you, Washington, DC is about 100 miles north of Richmond, Virginia, and Albemarle County, which is in the Piedmont region of central Virginia, is about 100 miles west of Richmond. So these pictures are right in the middle of Virginia. All were taken through a car window, so if they're a little blurry, please accept my apologies.

First up: Black horse fence. There's a lot of horse fence around here, more white than black.

Next up: White horse fence. Which do you think is prettier? To me, this is all the prettier because it's the driveway entrance to someone's yard. It may be a horse estate or cattle farm, but wouldn't you just love to drive up this lane every day?
A relatively new industry around Charlottesville, Virginia is vineyards. Presumably they have a winery somewhere on the premises, although the signage didn't indicate it.
A different angle of the same vineyard. Actually, my dearly beloved believes this may be an old estate that belonged to a family he knew about a gazillion years ago, when he was in college. Of course, there were college aged daughters in that household. Why else would a college boy know a local family?
And there were cows. Plenty of them. But after the horse fence, doesn't the post and barbed wire fence look kind of ugly?
This concludes today's tour. I hope you all enjoyed it!

13 comments:

Sue said...

I vote for the horse fencing, either color. It makes a statement.

El'bow and Hauwii said...

nice :D
we loved the photos :D
we like the black fence :D

Kissslobbers
El'bow & Hauwii

Tatersmama said...

I love the horse fencing (either black or white) but the post and barbed wire picture had me aching for home... In fact that one picture could have 'been' home - it looked that familar!

I LOVE the "Round and About" idea - and I might just have to copy it!! ; )

altadenahiker said...

Black or white or barbed fences, I vote for more tours. Looks like paradise to me.

Big Dude said...

Virginia's piedmont is some pretty country for sure.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Beautiful country side. Love the fences, both are very nice but I do lean toward the white.

Pam said...

That was relaxing. More soothing pictures please. Fences of any color are fine.

Linda said...

Nice countryside. I like the white better than the black but I'd have the black instead of the barbwire that we have.

Monet said...

I love seeing different parts of the country, so thank you for taking me on this little tour! I like the horse fencing too, and I prefer the black. And thank you for your kind words on my blog...they mean a lot to me during this trying time.

gMarie said...

I love horse fencing - it's just so elegant for fencing. g

Channon said...

A prophet is without honor in his own town... I love stone walls, personally, but there's something that sings "HOME!" when I see the four-board fences of either color.

grace said...

if you roam a little bit farther west, it gets even more beautiful and more picturesque. hooray, ol' virginny! :)

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