My Autumn Vacation, October 20-28, 2012 all around Virginia's mountains, from the Shenandoah National Park through the Shenandoah Valley, to the Blue Ridge Parkway and then Crabtree Falls

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An Eastern Chipmunk posing for me

The water flow from these small falls are apparent with time-lapsed photography as the leave move in a circular motion

Sunset over Massanutten Mountain and the Alleghany range designating the West Virginia boundary

The Pleiades star cluster in Taurus and the bright, shining Jupiter below it, all above the Virginia Piedmont as seen from Thorofare Overlook on the Skyline Drive looking east.

A closer look at the Pleides star cluster in the constellastion Taurus the Bull

Another time-lapse picture, this one showing an airplane's blinking lights trail across the night sky. See next picture for an enlargement of this.

An interesting perspective of a trail of an airplane's blinking lights in this 30-second shutter opening

Orion rising over the eastern sky of Virginia's Piedmont

Jupiter leading Orion northward higher over Virginia

I stayed up all night looking up at the heavens until the big star, also known as our sun, slowly crept over the horizon to welcome us into a new day

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