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Second Evening of Spring

March 22, 2019
Second Evening of Spring

Yesterday (March 21, 2019), it rained all day before changing over to snow in the evening. I measured 1.5″ of snow before much of it melted overnight.

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Striped Skunk

February 25, 2019
Striped Skunk

Yesterday, we saw this striped skunk out in the neighborhood. I think it’s the first skunk picture I’ve gotten as I usually only see roadkill skunks during the daytime. This…

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The Ice Storm Cometh

February 14, 2019
9/16th of an Inch Ice Accretion

This Monday and Tuesday (February 11-12, 2019) we had a significant freezing rain event here in a mountain community near Linden, Virginia. Here are some pics:

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2018: The Wettest Year

January 18, 2019
Flooding as Seen from Rte 619

As the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports: 2018 was the wettest year on record for dozens of towns and cities in Virginia. Long-term weather observing stations that broke annual precipitation records include:…

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January 13, 2019 Snow Storm

January 14, 2019
Shiloh, the Newest Member of our Family

This past weekend, we picked up two rounds of snow for a total of 10″ here in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Linden, Virgina. Here are a couple of photographs…

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Fall Snow Day

November 18, 2018
Snow Saucers on a Snowy November Day

This past Thursday, we picked up 3.5″ of snow and the girls enjoyed the snow day.

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Spruce Knob

November 14, 2018
Enjoying the Views on Spruce Knob

After packing up camp at Seneca Shadows Campground, we headed south to Spruce Knob in Monongahela National Forest. Spruce Knob is the highest point in West Virginia at 4863 feet…

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Seneca Shadows Campground

October 21, 2018
Seneca Rocks

This fall some friends of ours invited us to go camping at Seneca Shadows in Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia. This is definitely one of the most scenic campgrounds…

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Two-Headed Copperhead Snake

October 18, 2018

When I first saw this story, I wondered if it could be “fake news.” However, it has been confirmed. A rare two-headed copperhead snake was found in Woodbridge, Virginia.

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Barred Owl Release

September 23, 2018
Owl Release at Arterra Wines in Delaplane, Virginia on 9/21/2018.

Last Friday, we got to see a barred owl released at Arterra Wines and Hawkmoth Arts. When the owl was very young, it apparently fell out if its nest and…

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Young Black Bear in Backyard

June 27, 2018
Young Black Bear in the Backyard

This evening, we spotted this young black bear in the backyard. It appeared to have mange. Pictures below:

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Momma and Cub

June 9, 2018
Close-up of the Black Bear Cub

One reason to keep your speed in check on Skyline Drive is you otherwise might miss seeing wildlife from the road. Yesterday we spotted this Momma Bear and her cub:

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Hogback Mountain Hike

June 9, 2018
Girls on the Appalachian Trail

June is a good month to see mountain laurel in Shenandoah National Park so we went out to Hogback Mountain yesterday. After parking near the 21 mile post on Skyline…

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