Weekly Photo Challenge: The Color Red

Luray, Virginia

This is my first entry into the Weekly Photo Challenge from the Traveling at Wits End blog. I was drawn in by a post from the sonofabeach96 blog. Since red is my favorite color, I thought I would share three photos from a recent trip to the Shenandoah Valley. We stayed at th wonderful Piney Hill Bed & Breakfast, and these photo are from their property.

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Here is that same bush in two closeup photos.

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This one is an “all-red” photo.

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Follow any of the links provided, included from the B&B. If you are ever in the area, I would recommend you  give Piney Hill a try.

Sunday Trees – 355

Bentonville, North Carolina

From Wikipedia regarding the Civil War Battle of Bentonville:

“The site of the battle is preserved as the Bentonville Battleground State Historic Site, which was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1996. The park, founded in 1965, includes 130 acres (0.53 km2) of the battlefield and runs a visitor’s center adjacent to the restored Harper House, which served as a hospital for Union soldiers during the battle.[34] The Bentonville Battlefield Historical Association, the Civil War Trust (a division of the American Battlefield Trust) also own portions of the battlefield not included in the state park, including 1,770 acres (7.2 km2) by the Trust alone.[35]The Trust and its partners, including the historical association, have acquired and preserved a total of 1,861 acres (7.53 km2) of the battlefield in more than 50 separate acquisitions since 1990.[36]”

The tree photo was taken on March 21st of 2017 in front of the Harper House. Spring is just around the corner, so leaves had not started to bud yet.

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Sunday Trees is a weekly feature from the blog of Becca Givens called ‘On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea’.

25th Anniversary – Aug 14, 2018

My wife Alice and I have been married for 25 years today. The theme for our wedding was ‘A Whole New World’ from the Disney movie Aladdin. How appropriate. We have been all over the world and all over the United States together. The travel continues this September with a European cruise from Amsterdam to Rome.

I selected two photos for this post. The first is at the Arch of Cabo San Lucas.

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The second is from Badlands National Park in South Dakota.

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It is hard to believe, but life gets better with every year.