We live in the Shenandoah Valley, at the foot of Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway. So we are down in a valley. To get to the nearest big city, Charlottesville, we must go over Afton Mountain.
The roads are winding and were cut into the mountain.
At times, you will pass the shale of the bare mountain.
Here is a fence they attached to help with rockfalls. There are signs to beware of fallng rocks.
There was a major rockslide a couple months ago. No one was hurt. But the road was closed while they cleaned up and figured out how to secure it. They put this mesh over it and drilled posts into the mountain to attach it. I still love living here and wouldn't trade it for anything!
Coming back home, here is our valley laid out at the foot of the mountain.
“A hurricane wind ripped through the mountains and shattered the rocks before God, but God wasn’t to be found in the wind; after the wind an earthquake, but God wasn’t in the earthquake; and after the earthquake fire, but God wasn’t in the fire; and after the fire a gentle and quiet whisper.”
1 Kings 19