This was the first stop on my GW Forest visit with my dad the other day. I mainly wanted to check on the foliage to see how far along it was. I’d love to get some images of the fall colors at their peak. This was pretty close.
The photo isn’t really a throwback, but the place is. Todd Lake (the lake is directly below the camera) in the George Washington National Forest – it’s where I spent a lot of my childhood. I picked wild blueberries and ate them off the plant. I’d walk through the forest and get drinking water from the creek. My brothers and I would sit on top of my grandmother’s bronco and pick/eat persimmons from the tree. And I learned to drive said bronco in the field. I remember going up there every couple weeks to mow the huge field – I also learned to use a riding mower there, too. I spent the day up there shooting yesterday with my dad and my dog Waldo. Good times.