Saturday, September 17, 2011

Raven's Roost

I'll be the first to say Virginia is one of the prettiest places on the east coast, if you actually get out of the town you live in and explore. We see the same scenery every day and sometimes that's unhealthy, so I love going on roadtrips, especially ones that involve the mountains.

Yesterday, around 4:00, I got a text from one of my friends asking me if I wanted to go watch the sunset on the parkway with her and a few other people. Ummm... YES. That's one of my favorite things to do and I don't get to do it enough.

So the six of us set out to get snacks at Wal Mart and then headed up the mountain to an overlook called Ravens Roost. We picked this particular overlook because not only is it facing west, but it has a place where you can climb down on the rocks. The rocks called our names so we brought our coats, blankets, food, and drinks and snuggled up.

As the sun was setting over the mountains, creating brilliant colors through the clouds, we had a photoshoot and just enjoyed life. What else can you do when you're given a moment like that?

My last year of high school has begun, so as my days are filled with activities such as working out and doing homework, I sometimes miss my friends -- especially my senior friends who I never see because I don't have class with them. So the picture of me and a few of my senior friends makes me so happy. I was thankful someone was there to capture the moment.

We later walked back up the mountain to another little overlook about a hundred feet from where we were. The sun was about to officially say goodnight and the pictures towards the end of the post are the pictures that will help me remember the time we spent watching God reveal his creation of the sunset and just simply being together. 


  1. your photography is gorgeous dear, and i have to agree with you about virginia -- with its mountains and lush forests, it's the toast of the town (by town, i mean country). i'm off to richmond next week and sizzling with impatience! :)

  2. I love that spot! That's where I had my maternity pictures taken! We are so lucky to have such a great place