Today was a Good Day

Sunday was a good day for a hike up on Spruce Knob, West Virginia’s highest mountain. The air is so clear that you can see for miles from the top.

View from Spruce Knob

View from Spruce Knob

It’s a great day to ride motorcycles with a group of friends:

talking motorcyles

Isn’t she a beauty?!

red Harley Davidson

It’s a perfect day for a picnic for this group of young Mennonites:

It’s a very good day to enjoy the fragrant forest air and sharing views with fellow hikers:

It’s a fortunate day to discover wildflowers in bloom, some common, some quite rare:

The day continues to shower us with goodness and surprises when we drive to the foot of the mountain and visit Spruce Knob Lake.

At the lake, it’s a mellow day to throw out a fishing line:


The golden trout swims circles around the fish hook, then disappears into the murky waters.

It’s a lucky day to watch birds of prey – a hawk, an osprey, and a bald eagle more successful at fishing than the humans:

As the afternoon turns into early evening, golden light warms creatures and landscape alike

before yielding to the shadows.

light and shadow along the lake

It was a very good day, full of beauty and abundance. Gratitude flows and glows like the golden afternoon light.

The Weekly Photo Challenge: Today was a Good Day.

About Beauty Along the Road

My name is Annette. I am passionate about nature, health, simplicity, self-reliance, truth, and life-long learning. Originally from Germany, I now live in Virginia, USA. I am a therapist, health coach, writer, photographer, and organic gardener.
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26 Responses to Today was a Good Day

  1. Carol says:

    A very good day. I envy you the smoke-free air.

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  2. Aggie says:

    Thank you for sharing the beauty.

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  3. What a great day spent out enjoying the beauty of nature, Annette.πŸ™‚ Love your last photo especially.πŸ™‚

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  4. Lovely photo tour Annette! And the reminders to find beauty where we are. I’ve not been to Spruce Knob, but the view looks similar to much of the Appalachian mountains. Good memories.πŸ™‚

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  5. lolaWi says:

    indeed, a very good day to enjoy the beauty of nature, Annette! your photographs are gorgeous!πŸ™‚

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  6. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful (and picturesque) day, Annette! I really enjoyed the trip πŸ˜ƒ

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  7. Is that your red Harley? It is certainly a beauty! We sold ours…boo hoo. I miss it.

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  8. cocoaupnorth says:

    Very beautiful pics!

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  9. Maria F. says:

    Very nice place Annette!

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  10. Looks like a PERFECT day! Magnificent scenery and gorgeous photos! Anita

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  11. Gorgeous photography! I’m impressed.

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