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Black Bear

May 22, 2015
Black Bear

Was running out of daylight past 8:00p this evening, but I saw my first black bear of the year.

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Yellow Lady Slippers

May 19, 2015
Yellow Lady Slippers

We are fortunate to have several yellow lady slippers on our property. I saw one after we bought the lot but have since discovered several others. Lady Slipper Art My…

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Wisteria

May 17, 2015
Wisteria

Here’s an old house in Linden, Virginia framed by wisteria vines.

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Trillium

May 13, 2015
Trillium

Last Friday, we went up to the Thompson Wildlife Management Area to see the trillium that bloom there each year. Kristy took most if not all of these pictures. The…

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Barred Owl

May 2, 2015
Barred Owl

Driving home yesterday evening I spotted this owl in a tree. We often hear owls at night but it’s not often I actually see one.

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Virginia Bluebells

April 26, 2015
Virginia Bluebells

Growing Bluebells The bluebells bloomed a little later than usual this year. I took this first picture earlier this week in our yard where my dad started a small colony.…

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Bloodroot 2015

April 19, 2015
Bloodroot 2015

The bloodroot are looking nice in the higher elevations of the Blue Ridge Mountains. If interested in a bloodroot print, I have one available at FineArtAmerica. Additionally, my father-in-law won…

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Northern Fauquier Community Park Trail

March 21, 2015
Northern Fauquier Community Park Trail

We’ve been going to the Northern Fauquier Community Park just east of Marshall, Virginia a lot lately. The park has playgrounds and a nice paved bike/jogging trail. The Trail The…

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Happy First Day of Spring

March 20, 2015
Happy First Day of Spring

Woke up to 4″ of snow this morning… 11:25a Update: 4.25″ snow accumulation total The girls enjoyed sledding in the backyard today.

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Tai Chi Teacher Strangles Rabid Raccoon

March 17, 2015
Tai Chi Teacher Strangles Rabid Raccoon

The Washington Post reports: The Henrico County, Va., woman was walking alone looking at birds at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, where she volunteers. She suddenly noticed what appeared to be…

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Deer in the Snow

March 7, 2015
Deer in the Snow

This evening, I spotted this deer along our road.

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March 5th Snow

March 6, 2015
March 5th Snow

Yesterday, we had the biggest snow storm of the season. I measured 9.5″ at our place. Today, I took my wife’s car to get its annual state inspection. There was…

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Opossum Post

March 2, 2015
Opossum in the Snow

Today, my wife reported seeing a opossum outside. Later, I saw the same opossum near our driveway. While opossums are normally noctornal, the Opossum Society of the United States explains…

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Virginia Box Turtle Reporting