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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. Bluebells aren’t too hard to get established in a somewhat wet location. Shenandoah River Bluebells Today, we took the girls to the Eastham Park Trail…

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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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Fox in A Snowy Field

February 25, 2015
Zoomed In

Yesterday, I happened to see this fox along Rte 55 near Markham in Fauquier County, Virginia.

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Stephen Miklandric Sets Trophy Fish Record

February 13, 2015

Kevin Ambrose (Washington Post) reports: Stephen Miklandric didn’t just break Virginia’s record for the most trophy fish caught in one year, he shattered it. Miklandric set a new bar for…

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A February Sunrise

February 7, 2015
A February Sunrise

While I was sleeping in this morning, Kristy was out getting some great sunrise pics!

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550+ Pound Bear Shot in Fauquier County

January 30, 2015
550+ Pound Bear Shot in Fauquier County

From last month in the Washington Post: Patrick Coffey of Reva, Va., could tell the black bear was a big one as he watched it scrounge for acorns in the…

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Rolling in the Snow

January 27, 2015
Rolling in the Snow

The snow last night and this morning brought the storm total to 4 inches here on top of what was left from the previous snow. Sledding is fun, but today…

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Virginia Box Turtle Reporting