Thursday, May 10, 2012

Skywatch Over Charleston West Virginia

Regular readers of this blog will have noticed my absense over the last couple of weeks. My youngest granddaughter turned three last week so Hubs and I took a little road trip in order to celebrate with her. We returned home to West Virginia yesterday evening. Our route takes us through the state capital. This first shot is just after leaving the West Virginia Turnpike. We could see the sun beginning to set over downtown Charleston.
This scene is looking North as we passed the state capitol building.
The sun is setting in the distance behind the lights of Laidley Field. The stadium is home to the University of Charleston Golden Eagles. It features a FieldTurf playing field for football and facilities for track and field competitions.
One more glance as we head out of town leaving the city lights for the country. It would be the last hour of our nine hour trip before reaching home sweet home.
(These are all drive-by shots through the windshield so please excuse that they aren't in sharp focus.)
Posting to Skywatch.

17 comments:

Red said...

Sunset, clouds and color. Great skies!

TexWisGirl said...

i thought of you the other day (barn charm, i think) and hoped you were okay. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Welcome back! I know you had a great time with the b-d girl and the other two darlings (and their parents too)!
We drove past Charleston West VA on our roadtrip a couple of years ago on our way to see our (grown-up) granddaughter and her family in Charleston SC -- I had been asleep as we drove and woke up just at the sign -- I got so excited, thought we were already there! (My sweet husband laughed at me!)

forgetmenot said...

Beautiful shots of the capital and those lovely skies. Three is such a "fun" age--I know you will enjoy spending as much time as possible with your little granddaughter. I'm sure your 9 hour trip was well worth it. Have a great weekend. Mickie ;)

Luna Miranda said...

beautiful skies. i love your photos of the dome. have a great weekend!

Indrani said...

Great sky captures.

LadyFi said...

What wonderful skies and soft light.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful sunset series, Carletta. Happy Belated birthday to your granddaughter. It must have been a fun family time together. Have a great weekend!

Linda said...

Beautiful shots of that cityscape! I have seen that many times as we pass through on our way to Missouri, but never at that time of the day! Welcome back - we have missed you! When we travel back home to MO again, I will try to look you up on our way through!

Carver said...

Wonderful sunset on the road.

Gary said...

Great tour and welcome home. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Kathy said...

When you love shooting photos, having a driver can be a wonderful thing!

Rose said...

Wow, Carletta...those are some views. One could not paint a picture so beautiful.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful, colorful skies and terrific captures for the day, Carletta! A belated Happy Birthday to your granddaughter! I know it must have been a wonderful day for all of you!! Enjoy your weekend!!

Sylvia

chubskulit said...

hey are beautiful even was taken in the windshield. That's what I do most of the time.

Jeannelle said...

Beautiful shots! The capitol dome is gorgeous.

Wanda plain~N~simple said...

What gorgeous colors! So happy you had the opportunity to spend time with your family, they grow up soo fast and when you aren't able to see them on a daily basis the time spent with them is precious!

Glad you made it back safely!