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The Bluebell Trail

April 19, 2014
The Girls Enjoyed the Bluebells

Yesterday, we went out to Bull Run Regional Park to hike the Bluebell Trail. It’s quite an amazing display of Virginia Bluebells. If you would like to go, I would suggest going soon as many of the bluebells were showing signs of being past peak. Otherwise, put it on your calendar for early April 2015.…

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Coltsfoot, Bloodroot, and Late Season Snow

April 16, 2014
Coltsfoot, Bloodroot, and Late Season Snow

Coltsfoot Coltsfoot is usually the first wildflower I see on our mountain, and this year was no exception. Coltsfoot is not native to Virginia. The flower looks a lot like…

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These Boots Are Made For Rock Hoppin’

April 4, 2014
Boots Ready to Hop

Kristy took Gretchen on a little hike yesterday along the Appalachian Trail and got some nice pictures at a stream crossing. Gretchen really likes water, mud, and her rain boots.

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Black Bear in the Spring Snow

March 30, 2014
Black Bear in the Snow

The snow was a bit of a surprise today. I thought we might get less than an inch, but we ended up with four inches here in the Blue Ridge…

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Snowy Scenes

March 28, 2014
Blue Skies After the Snow

Here are a few more pictures from this week’s spring snow event.

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March 25, 2014 Snow

March 25, 2014
Red Tricycle in the Snow

Spring is here according to the calendar, but today was a snowy day. I measured 4.25 inches of snow. I guess you know it’s been a snowy winter when the…

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The First Day of Spring

March 20, 2014
The First Day of Spring

Today was the first day of astronomical spring (meteorological spring already began on March 1st). There weren’t many obvious signs of spring around our home in the mountains except for…

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Saint Patrick’s Day Snow

March 17, 2014
The World's Greatest Beer

Today I measured 12.5 inches of snow after our late season snow storm.  Here are a few pictures from today.

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Crocuses

March 16, 2014
Crocuses

Yesterday was a beautiful spring-like day so we went on a short hike on the Dickey Ridge Trail from Front Royal into Shenandoah National Park. Although they are not native…

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Deer Slows Traffic on Woodrow Wilson Bridge

March 11, 2014
Deer Slows Traffic on Woodrow Wilson Bridge

Story this morning from the Washington Post: A deer was reported “galloping” Tuesday morning along Interstate 95 south near the Woodrow Wilson Bridge… “That deer crossed over from Virginia into…

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The Last of the Snow this Season?

March 9, 2014
Snowy Mountains

There was a lot of melting this weekend and the mid-week storm looks as if it will only bring rain to Virginia. In the last couple of days, I went…

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Backyard Skiing

March 6, 2014
Backyard Skiing

With the snow this week, I tried out my skis again. I bought a cheap pair of whitewoods cross country skis a couple years ago, but I find them pretty…

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The Girls in the Snow

March 5, 2014
The Girls in the Snow

Kristy took some nice pictures of the girls out in the snow yesterday. I wonder if we’ll get anymore snow this winter…

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