Fall (Gasp-Gorgeous) TREES and LEAVES!

Last week Virginia and her brother Dwight enjoyed another staycation daytripping close to home. We had plotted driving several hours to the mountains to see fall leaves, but found plenty of fall colors right outside our front door.

One of our dogwood trees clapping with color last week…

Instead of spending a whole day in the car we decided to drive down the Colonial Parkway, a 23 mile scenic cobblestone-ish road maintained by the National Park Service that connects Jamestown to Yorktown. It’s a beautiful drive in any season, but truly gasp-gorgeous last week as fall leaves peaked here in Williamsburg, Virginia.

The Colonial Parkway (a fall peak view)

With a plethora of gasp-gorgeous trees on display, it felt like we were driving through Tolkien’s Lothlórien.

Even on a cloudy day, yellow leaves took my breath away!

We enjoyed our Parkway crawl last Monday so much that on Tuesday we drove down the Colonial Parkway, again! On Monday we journeyed across the York River to points further afield in Gloucester, VA, while on Tuesday we traipsed about Yorktown, VA.

We were glad to be visiting Yorktown on Tuesday when we saw the Coleman Memorial Bridge to Gloucester open for a Very Long Time as a big ship passed through.

Later in the week we meandered around the streets of our hometown Williamsburg, catching trees like these on every corner.

A peek at fall trees “peaking” in Colonial Williamsburg

Gasp-gorgeous trees in Colonial Williamsburg

grace, peace & gasp-gorgeous trees

Virginia : )

“You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” Isaiah 55:12

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22 Responses to Fall (Gasp-Gorgeous) TREES and LEAVES!

  1. arlene says:

    They’re so lovely…these Fall colors.

  2. Debbie says:

    Virginia, I’m tickled that you’re finally seeing some beautiful Fall colors where you are. It’s kind of hard being on the tail end of seasons, but look at it this way — at least you won’t have to endure snow as soon as we probably will!

    • Virginia says:

      Debbie, we’ve enjoyed “waves” of fall leaves here since October, but our staycation week ‘twas a treat to catch them peaking! Yesterday doing Thanksgiving errands, amazed to see a few gasp-gorgeous trees strutting color! Hope you have a special Thanksgiving! 🍁✨🌳✨🍁

  3. Garfield Hug says:

    Gorgeous fall colors indeed!

    • Virginia says:

      Hey GH, we’ve had one of the most glorious leafy falls – all the beauty a blessing to behold traipsing around outside (especially since we can’t do much extracurricular stuff inside!) Blessings to you (& hugs!) 🍁✨🤗✨🍁

  4. There is nothing like leaves in the fall

    • Virginia says:

      We had a particularly spectacular fall leaf season here, Hunter, that came in waves from late September through Thanksgiving week. There was even one tree in our neighborhood last week that sparkled with bright yellow leaves. Cheers! 🍁🌳🍁

  5. Scott Dee says:

    Those certainly are some lovely trees! Are there are particular trees that you revisit to check on throughout the year?

    • Virginia says:

      Hi Scott, yes, we have a Japanese Cherry tree in our yard that I’ve photographed throughout year, plus several majestic trees in our downtown … 👀🌳👀

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