📣 Just a reminder that the last day to order any kits or gift bundles is Monday, December 17! My shop will be going on break for the holidays shortly after that so I can catch up on my own crafty gift making, cookie baking and spending time with family. 😊 Only one of these kits left in my shop!
I've spent a lot of time hiking and backpacking through the Shenandoah National Park but never came in through Skyline Drive. So many views great views! This is definitely on my list of things to do again in the near future.
Today graced me with a pair of Bald Eagles and left me awestruck. I heard them first and was surprised by the sounds that came from such majestic raptors. Their high pitched notes are unlike any other, reminiscent more of jungle birds than birds of prey. To see them take flight and to hear the rush of life in the whoosh of their wings is nothing short of spectacular. I hoped to see something special on my walk today and Mother Nature did not disappoint! #thankyou#baldeagles#matesforlife#shenandoahriver#wildlife
Nerded out and stoked to witness this glare last week. The Shenandoah River has uniquely uniform bends, following along the cracks that formed when Africa collided with North America to form Pangea and these mountains 300 million years ago. Coming from jagged Western mountains, these smaller ones have fascinated me.
Fun facts: The Appalachian mountains used to look more like Colorado, and before that they had peaks as tall as Mount Everest. 30,000 ft, 10 times higher than they currently are. They've been slowly eroded and worn down since then, since they're 10 times older than the Himalayas. Minerals from the Appalachians have been found in Arizona. The Shenandoah River is unique because when the continents collided and these mountains formed, cracks formed sideways from the pressure. The river easily followed these cracks instead of making it's own path like many rivers do.