Gentle Curves

The Shenandoah Valley in Virginia and a small part of West Virginia, stretches 200 miles from the Potomac River up North to the James River in the South. It is bounded by the Appalachian Mountain range in the West and the Blue Ridge Mountains with the famous Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway in the East.

Das Shenandoah Tal in Virginia und einem kleinen Teil von West Virginia streckt sich über 200 Meilen vom Potomac im Norden zum James im Süden. Es wird durch die Appalachian Bergkette im Westen und den Blue Ridge Mountains mit zwei berühmten Hochgebirgstrassen (Skyline Drive und Blue Ridge Parkway) im Osten begrenzt.

Farms are spread across much of the fertile land yielding picturesque pastoral scenes like this one:

Bauernhöfe verbreiten sich über den Grossteil des fruchtbaren Landes. Malerische Szenen findet man hier:


Earlier in the spring, I came across this band of wild mustard flowers that outlined the gentle curve of the land; an immense banner of yellow draped across the green grassland. Whoever mowed this field certainly had a sense of aesthetics!

Im Frühjahr sah ich diesen Streifen von wilden Senf Blumen, der die sanfte Kurve des Landes betonte; ein riesiges Banner von Gelb über die grüne Wiese drapiert. Wer dieses Feld gemäht hat, muss sicherlich einen Sinn für Ästhetik besitzen!

the yellow brick road

The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Curve.

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45 Responses to Gentle Curves

  1. Beautiful country and photos Annette. It was a nice drive through the I-81 corridor this May on the way to DC. Have a great week!

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  2. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    Very pretty! Gorgeous color!


  3. shoreacres says:

    What wonderful, colorful intentionality. Spring is such a beautiful season, and this year’s seems to be especially delightful in a number of areas of the country — yours included!


    • Spring has been extraordinary this year (but I think that every year when winter finally gives way to color and warmth)! Maybe, because we had weeks and weeks of rain – everything grows in abundance, especially the grass and the weeds 🙂


  4. bythebriny says:

    Gorgeous countryside and delightful photos.


  5. Ever since reading “A Walk in the Woods,” by Bill Bryson, I’ve wanted to see the Appalachians and the Shenandoah Valley. What a beautiful place and a lovey take on this weeks theme!


  6. cindy knoke says:

    Subtle beauty is often the most enduring~


  7. Rajagopal says:

    The pics are outstandingly beautiful, Annette; the lushness of greens after the rains under the canopy of silvery cloud-dappled, azure blue sky. An unfailing alluring scene in whichever geography nature displays it…


  8. jpeggytaylor says:

    A lovely series of photos. I certainly agree with you about the band of yellow with its gentle undulations. This view looks like it was made by an artist for artists – gorgeous 🙂


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  10. Dina says:

    So beautiful – a most pretty take on the challenge, Annette!


  11. What a beautiful shot, Annette. I love mustard flowers; they make the landscape glow. Great choice for the challenge. 🙂


  12. I’ve never driven through Virginia, but it’s definitely my kind of country. My late husband and I used to go to different states and drive for days to see the countryside. I miss that. Brenda


  13. One of my favorite skyline drives. Was once practically my back yard. Thanks for rekindling enjoyable memories.


  14. Bumba says:

    I always like your Shenandoah pics. Whence the German?


  15. Scenes like this remind me of how great God is to create this world. Looks so peaceful.


  16. This just took my breath away, Annette! 🙂


  17. Nomzi Kumalo says:

    I wish you a beautiful and warm summer filled with love Annette 😊


  18. Meghan Capps says:

    Beautiful pictures. I love that part of the state.


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