I took a ride down the Colonial Parkway. The trees are starting the change and are beautiful shades of yellows, oranges and reds. The dogwoods are some of the first to change colors. As the state tree, its quite prominant along the parkway and the shoreline of the rivers and tributaries. Looking across the river from the Gloucester side to the Peninsula, you understand how beautiful nature really can be if you stop and look for "the forrest among the trees". Anyway, as a drive along the parkway, my mind never fails to wander about all the fun I had growing up on my dads workboat. Now, the days are getting shorter, the temps are a little cooler. The crab season is winding down, and there aren't many work boats or sport fisherman out on the river today -- it's is quite quiet and serene.
We have hundreds of miles of shore line here in Virginia, and it's all beautiful anytime of year. It's no wonder that so many people when they move here, love the water enough to stay and call it home.