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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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Black Bear in the Frontyard

September 16, 2014
Black Bear in the Frontyard

This bear photo was taken a couple weeks ago through a window.

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Ironweed and Butterflies

September 15, 2014
Ironweed and Butterflies

Some ironweed growing in the backyard attracted a lot of butterflies this summer.  Here are a couple of butterfly pictures (tiger swallowtail and great spangled fritillary).

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Sunflower

September 14, 2014
Sunflower

This past spring, my daughter planted some sunflower seeds at pre-school.  One sunflower survived and bloomed this summer.

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Buck and Doe

September 12, 2014
Buck and Doe

Here is a photo of a buck and doe that Kristy took along our road in August. I’ve gotten a little behind on updating the blog but hopefully will get…

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Recent Trailcam Pictures

August 26, 2014
Recent Trailcam Pictures

Here are a few of our trailcam pictures recently downloaded.

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Virginia Box Turtle Reporting