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Snow, Ice, and Finally Some Sun

January 24, 2015
The Appalachian Trail

Last night, we picked up an inch of snow followed by freezing rain overnight. Today it snowed another quarter inch before finally getting sunny mid-afternoon. Here are a few pictures I took during a hike with my oldest daughter.

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A Little Hike in A Little Snow

January 21, 2015
A Little Hike in A Little Snow

Kristy took the girls on a short hike on the Appalachian Trail this afternoon after an Alberta Clipper brought 1.5″ of snow to our location in the Blue Ridge Mountains…

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October, November, December 2014 Mountain Lions in Virginia Update

January 14, 2015

Here is the latest batch of mountain lion reports and stories: Old Dominion Wildlife Reports and Comments Mariah writes (10/08/2014): 9/6/14-I was driving through surry near proctors bridge rd very…

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Rolling Through The Snow and Cold

January 8, 2015
Rolling Through The Snow and Cold

Tuesday morning, The Alberta Clipper system brought 5.5 inches of snow here in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northern Virginia. Some Virginia counties did not cancel school on Tuesday which…

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2014 Fall Snow Report

January 5, 2015
2014 Fall Snow Report

Fall Snow Historical Data With the Thanksgiving Eve snow, we got off to an exciting start to this winter’s snow season. Here’s a table showing both meteorological and astronomical fall…

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Icy Morning

December 9, 2014
Icy Morning

Freezing rain last night accreted on surfaces around the house. Temperatures are very slowly rising here, now above 30F at 12:00 noon.

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A White Thanksgiving

November 27, 2014
A White Thanksgiving

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Thanksgiving Eve Snow

November 26, 2014
Thanksgiving Eve Snow

Around 4:30p today, I went out and measured 9.5″ of snow as it was tapering off and was about to post. Then, we lost power (it was restored at 8:45p).…

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A Toad, A Salamander, and Worms

October 26, 2014
A Toad, A Salamander, and Worms

Gretchen, my oldest daughter, loves finding critters. Here are some pictures of some of her finds this fall.

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Gooney Manor Loop

October 25, 2014
Gooney Manor Loop

The girls and I watched Kristy run the Greasy Gooney 10k run this morning which takes place in Browntown, Virginia. The weather was gorgeous. The run follows the Gooney Manor…

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Clouds and Mountains

October 16, 2014
Clouds and Mountains

Nice view this morning after a dreary/rainy few days. We picked up 4″ of rain in the past week.

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July, August, and September 2014 Virginia Mountain Lions Update

October 9, 2014

The following reports of Virginia mountain lions were received during the last two months: Old Dominion Wildlife Reports and Comments [July 2014: No Reports Received] Rachel writes (8/1/2014): I live…

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Our Bad Luck Tree

September 19, 2014
Our Bad Luck Tree

Soon after we moved in, we planted a dogwood tree in front of our house.  The poor tree has endured damage from heavy snows, ice storms, and buck scrapes.  I…

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Virginia Box Turtle Reporting