As summer slipped away I found myself at first resisting the autumn chill yet no sooner did the lovely colors arrive and I said a quick hurray and went on. I drive east to Annapolis along the beautiful Rte 70 quite often and the trees there truly put on a show. So I decided to invite a friend and we went for a days drive down to Skyline Drive entering at Front Royal Virginia and wending our way along. We stopped at several of the overlooks. At the lower altitudes the trees were so colorful and as we drove higher the cloud cover blotted out the views and the air got wetter. We had a nice lunch at a store with a lunch counter on the drive then we went on a bit, but the predicted rain was getting heavier and we decided to return home so we could beat the rush hour traffic.
What a glorious drive. The traffic was light and it was easy to pull
Skyline Dr, VA
Skyline Dr , VA
over at the overlooks jump out, take some photographs and enjoy the vistas and move on.
Today on NPR I heard the Skyline Dr recommendation for Fall colors. Yes I second that!!
Skyline Drive, VA
Hillary’s sister and Maid Of Honor Philippa Miller with Hillary and Danica. Such beauties!
Hillary Topping and Thaddeus Stamps my daughter and her love Thaddeus recently married at a lovely ceremony at the Carrollton Inn, Baltimore, MD. www.1840scarrolltoninn.com/. What a lovely setting for a very beautiful ceremony planned and executed in 10 days by my dear daughter Hillary and her Beloved,Thaddeus.
It was a lovely gathering of close friends and family in such a unique place. Lots of photos here.
This is Mr and Mrs Thaddeus and Hillary Stamps, Their children Danica and Decimus Stamps and her friends. Decimus and Grayson, Pip and Hillary and Danica.
At the Reception
cutting the cake together
as we will share our lives
in love and Light
always my love
on the left, my grand daughter with two friend at her parents wedding.
getting kind of tired
Monk Topping, Hillary’s Dad, Thaddeus and Hillary.
Decimus and Grayson in the second from the top photo. Just lovely. Lovely lovely, lovely.
I went by Rickshaw on a memorable shopping trip to Chandni Chowk Market which is in Old Delhi. It has streets and streets of shops, all somewhat organized so that the same types of wares are in the same street. For instance the book market where you can find books and paper goods, the Spice market, the Gold market and the Sari market and the Silk market There are of course crowds of people and other rickshaws, many of which are carrying very heavy loads of products and also many people carrying very heavy loads. It is wonderful and I was able to take quite a few pictures from the rickshaw. I set my camera to sport and that seemed to shoot fast enough to maintain focus.
I was also able to get some photographs of the local Mosque which is one of the oldest according to my guide. I was lucky and had an English speaking rickshaw driver who proved to be an excellent guide. I shopped at a lovely spice market who packaged my purchases very well and a silk shop that had some really good quality silks. I bought some silk scarves a pashmina shawl, and a Lengha which is a long shirt and tight leggings.
Probably one of the most impressive feats of the Chandni Chowk market is the way the electricity is managed without an immediate explosion.