Jason took me to the Natural Tunnel State Park in Duffield, Virginia this morning, a much needed break from all of my freelance writing and editing.
It was time to get out of the house and see the outdoors after two straight days of being stuck in my office, especially since we started noticing that the leaves were finally changing in our area.
It’s breathtaking to see how the leaves go from a lush, beautiful green, to so many different hues.
I’m in awe, such a beautiful time of the year.
The tunnel was also pretty neat to see, especially with the train tracks running through.
According to information on a sign at the Natural Tunnel, “The South Atlantic and Ohio Railroad began laying tracks through Natural Tunnel in 1882, connecting Bristol, Tennessee, with the coalfields of southwestern Virginia.” It eventually became known as the Natural Tunnel Route when it was taken over in 1899 by the Virginia and southwestern railroad. Today, the tracks carry about 10 trains a day to ship coal from mines in southwestern Virginia and eastern Kentucky.
I loved the path and the stairs . . . all full of leaves.
I could only imagine how beautiful they are now.
Now I can begin working again and knock out some more articles and editing. I feel refreshed from walking around in our 60 degree weather smelling the fall leaves.
Hopefully tomorrow we can go capture some more beauty at a different park before the trees all become bare.