My grandmother lives with me. I quit my job at the end of 2011 so I could be her full-time caretaker. We have hospice services and they provide an aide for two hours twice a week so I can get out and run errands. Last week I had nothing to do, so I grabbed my camera and took a ride.
First, I crossed the Potomac River into Maryland. This is looking at the west end of Keyser, WV and the mountains beyond.
Looking south, the large building is on the campus of Potomac State College of WVU.
Back in West Virginia, I headed north on Waxler Road. The cool thing about back roads is that I can stop in the middle of the road to take pictures of beautiful things, like this whitetail deer.
Waxler Road levels off on top of Knobley Mountain. This is looking east. The temperature was 85 that day and it was a little hazy. I left my polarizing filter at home on another lens, so this is a little washed out. I see smudges on my lens, too!
It was time to head back. I found this tree stump doing pushups at a turnaround.
Coming back down off the top of the mountain is this view of Keyser with the Green Mountain Wind Farm on the ridge west of town.
Looking south as I wind back down the road.
When I next have some free "me" time, I think I'll head west with my camera. I can pack a ton of beauty into two hours.