Ever notice how you can travel on a road, highway, or interstate day after day and don’t take time to see what’s on and/or near that road? I’m one of those people. I travel home to West Virginia on the same roads. Even if I make a detour and decide to go to Charles Town instead of Martinsburg, they’re the same roads. I think we all do this because we just feel that they’ll always be there…and that’s not true.

One day after the rush hour traffic died down, I decided to travel one particular road – Winchester Road. Normally I say Route 17 but this day I actually looked at the sign and it does say Winchester Road. Two little towns are on this small strip of highway: Delaplane and Paris. If you blink you will miss the towns. Before I took my drive I knew Sky Meadow State Park was there. What I didn’t know was how BIG it really was. It’s very well spread out on each side of the road. The day was chilly, between 40-45 degrees but it was a clear, bright, sunny morning. Below are some photographs I took that day. Now that I know it’s more there than meets the eye I’ll go back….when it’s warmer. So when you’re riding around here and there take a moment, slow down and see what you’re missing.

All photographs were taken with the Fujifilm X-T1 and the 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6R LM OIS WR lens.

Happy shooting!! 🙂 🙂