crossed over to the other side

Waynesboro, VA

A storm came off the mountains as we were eating dinner yesterday, but we found shelter nearby and it passed in less than an hour. Trailing a rainbow. Then there were other beautiful views as we walked: Horses glistening with the rain, framed by dewy tiger lilies, and the sun setting behind the mountains; wispy clouds caught on the highest peaks, the wooded mountains blue in the failing light.

Then, this morning: The sun on the meadows, rolling, speckled with black cattle enjoying their breakfast. Split rail fences. And we got a ride through Rockfish Gap, when a motorist offered to take us up and over.

Now that we're on the other side of the mountains, we'll be turning north soon, taking route 11. A road I've walked twice before. Our next couple days should look something like this.